After you have opened a new presentation, PowerPoint displays the New
Slide dialog box containing several AutoLayouts. AutoLayouts provide a
pre-determined layout for each specific type of slide, such as bulleted
lists, graphs, and/or images. Click on each thumbnail image and a description
will be printed in the message box. Highlight the layout you want and
The same dialog will appear every time you insert a slide. You can insert
a slide through the Insert menu --> New slide, or by clicking on the
New Slide icon
on the toolbar.
The new slide will be added after the current one. If you are in Outline
view, you can click on the outline to highlight the slide after which
you want to add the new slide and follow the steps for inserting slides.
* You can change a slide's layout at any time. Just click on the
Format menu --> Slide Layout
to see the Layout Dialog.
Once you have opened a new presentation in the 2002 (XP) version, the Task Pane on the right side of the screen will display options. Click on Blank Presentation to see possible
layouts for your slide (known as AutoLayouts in the 2000 version). These are predetermined layouts for each specific type of slide, such as bulleted lists, graphs, and/or images. Click on the
image to select your layout.
The "Slide Layout" Task Pane will appear every time you insert a new slide. The directions for inserting a new slide are the same in both the 2000 and 2002 (XP) versions.