PowerPoint Online Quick Start

Design and view

Design and view with PowerPoint Online

With PowerPoint Online, you can design, view, and edit presentations in your Internet browser.

Design slides

  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

You can view your presentation in Slide Show, Editing View, or Reading View.

Start and stop 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.



Edit a file in PowerPoint 2016 desktop

If need an advanced PowerPoint feature that is not available in PowerPoint Online, open the PowerPoint 2016 desktop app in one of the following ways:

  • Open PowerPoint 2016, select File > Open, and select the file you want.

  • Go to the OneDrive folder on your computer and select the file you want.

  • In PowerPoint Online, select OPEN IN POWERPOINT.

    In PowerPoint Online, changes are saved automatically. In PowerPoint 2016, select Save to save changes.

Open PowerPoint desktop

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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