The theme chooser is open and shows a range of sample presentations to choose from.

Get started with a theme

All presentations begin with a theme—a set of predesigned slide layouts you can use as a starting point. Replace the theme’s images and text with your own, then add more slides as needed.

Create a presentation

The Tables, Charts, Text, Shapes and Image object buttons appear in the toolbar. The Charts pop-up menu is open, with 2D and Interactive buttons at the top. The 2D button is selected, and a variety of 2D charts thumbnails are shown to choose from.

Add text, photos, charts, and more

Add objects like tables, charts, shapes, and images to any slide. You can layer objects, resize them, and link them to webpages or other slides in your presentation.

Intro to text boxes, images, and other objects

The selected image on the slide has a picture frame border, and the Style pane of the Format sidebar is open with Picture Frame selected from the border menu.

Customize every detail

Customize the appearance of anything you add to a slide. Choose a new color, add a drop shadow, change the transparency, and more.

Change the look of objects

A text box is selected on a slide, and the Build In tab is selected at the top of the Animate sidebar on the right. The Drift animation is selected from a pop-up menu, and options for customizing the animation appear below it in the sidebar.

Wow them with animation

Add visual effects or animations to captivate your audience. For example, add a transition so each slide dissolves into the next, or make each letter in a word float onto the slide.

Add a slide transition

The Collaboration menu showing the names of people collaborating on the presentation. Share options are below the names.

Collaborate in real time

Invite others to work with you on your presentation. Everyone you invite can see changes as they’re made, but you control who can edit or only view the presentation.

Intro to collaboration

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