Course summary: Create your first PowerPoint 2013 presentation

Start using PowerPoint

PowerPoint presentations work like slide shows. To convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures, words, and shapes that will help you build your story.

Save your presentation

Click File> Save, pick or browse to a folder, type a name for your presentation in the File name box, and click Save. And save your work as you go - hit Ctrl+S often.

Insert some things

On the Insert tab, you can add pictures, shapes, SmartArt graphics, charts, and more to get away from a presentation full of bullet points and make your presentation more visually interesting.

Finalize and review

On the Design tab, click the Themes gallery to apply professional designs. And preview your slide show before delivering it to your audience. You can even get review comments on it from others.

Prepare and run your presentation.

Learn about the advantages of using Presenter view. On the Slide Show tab, check the Use Presenter View box.

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