Create a basic presentation in four steps in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

You can quickly create the basic framework for a professional-looking presentation by applying a theme for a unified look, adding new slides with various slide layouts, and then adding visual interest by applying a slide transition to all slides.

  1. On the Design tab, click the theme you want.

    PowerPoint for Mac Theme

    To see more themes, point to a theme, and then click More Down Arrow .

  2. On the Home tab, click New Slide.

    PowerPoint for Mac New Slide

    To choose a different slide layout, click the arrow next to New Slide and then click the slide layout you want.

  3. On the Transitions tab, click the transition you want.

    PowerPoint for Mac Transitions

    To see more transitions, point to a transition, and then click More Down Arrow .

  4. On the Transitions tab, click Apply To All.

    PowerPoint for Mac Transition Apply to All Command

Now that you have this basic framework in place, you can type the text for your slides, and add any other objects or media to the slides to complete the presentation.

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