- Create and save a new presentation.
When you open PowerPoint, some versions of PowerPoint may take you straight to a new blank presentation. Newer versions such as PowerPoint 2016 will take you to a menu called the backstage view to choose to open a new blank presentation or open a new presentation from a template.
Note that the backstage view on a Macintosh computer is a little different.
To open a blank presentation, double-click the blank presentation option. You can also choose to select a theme for a new presentation, but remember: themes can be changed at any time.
If you already have a file open in PowerPoint, you can create a new presentation by clicking File>New. You can also use the shortcut Ctrl+N (Command+N for Mac).
Once you have a new presentation open, you save it the same way you would a Word or an Excel file. Refer to the Word lesson if you need a refresher.