Building a presentation in PowerPoint is very similar to making one
with a slide carousel. Opening PowerPoint and starting a new presenatation
is like getting a blank carousel; inserting slides into your presentation
is like finding slides in the slide drawers and dropping them into the carousel.


Step 1: Open Microsoft Powerpoint and start a new presentation.

Select 'New Presentation' from the 'File' menu.

On a Windows computer:
a) select 'New from the 'File' menu.
b) select 'Blank Presentation' from the dialog and click "OK"

On a Macintosh computer:
a) select 'New' from the 'File' menu.

  >> the 'File' menu in Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac OS X.

Note: There are many versions of PowerPoint for both Windows and Mac systems,
as you can see they are fundamentally the same. Newer versions of PowerPoint
will prompt you at the beginning to create a new presentation, others will wait
for your command. Either way, you can start a new presentation by selecting
'New Presentation' (or similar command) from the 'File' menu.

Step 2: Select 'New Slide' from the 'Insert' menu.

The 'Insert' menu is where you will place a slide into your presentation. When you
select 'New Slide', you will be prompted to select the type of slide you wish
to create. As you can see, there are many types; slides for just an image, for
image and text, for titles, charts, and so on. In our example, we will select
a slide that allows us to place an image, along with some image information text.

Step 3: Select 'Text & Picture' from the 'New Slide' window.

>> the 'Insert New Slide' dialog window.