Design and view a presentation with PowerPoint for the web

Design slides

Apply a theme to give your presentation a professional look.

  1. Select the Design tab.

  2. Select one of the Themes.

  3. Select one of the Variants.

Design tab

Pick a variant

View your presentation

  • On the View tab, select Slide Show, Editing View, or Reading View to view your presentation.

  • To start on the first slide, select View > From Beginning or Slide Show at the bottom of the screen.

  • To start from where you are, select View > From Current Slide.

  • To stop the presentation, press Esc.

View tab


View, add, and hide Notes

  • Select Notes to show notes.

  • Select Click to add notes and add your notes.

  • Select Notes again to hide the notes.



Need the full set of PowerPoint features?

Open your file in the PowerPoint desktop app:

  • In PowerPoint for the web, select OPEN IN POWERPOINT.

    Note: Changes are automatically saved in PowerPoint for the web, but in the PowerPoint desktop app, you need to save changes.

Open in PowerPoint

Edit a PowerPoint file on your mobile device

Set up your Office apps on your mobile device so that you can get to your files from anywhere.

  • In the OneDrive app, select Files or Recent and then select the file you want to open.

  • In the PowerPoint app, select Open, select the location and select the file.

    Or, select Recent and select a recently opened file.

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