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As you'll find with each of the programs in Microsoft Office 2013 here in PowerPoint, you have access to a number of new Templates and when you first launch PowerPoint, this is what you're going to see. First of all, in the left-hand side, a list of your Recent presentations, so you have quick access to them. Over time a list will build up here. You have a link to open other presentations you can browse to, whether they'd be stored locally or on a network, for example. Then over here to the right is where you're going to see Templates.
You're going to see a number of suggested templates here and as you scroll down, the list is not all that extensive. But there are number of different categories and formats. The default is a Blank Presentation. So, you're going to start from scratch. All you do is click Blank presentation and you're off to the races. But I as I mentioned, you have access to thousands of Templates. Up at the top is where you go to search for online Templates and Themes. Now, if you wanted to quickly go to any one of the categories next to Suggested searches, you simply click them.
If you're looking for a Business presentation, maybe Charts and Diagrams, look at Medical, Nature, etcetera, just click those and automatically PowerPoint will search online, through the thousands of Templates available for that category. If you prefer, you can be more specific by clicking in the field and typing in a keyword or two. Let's say we want to create some kind of marketing presentation. We could type in the word, marketing. When you press Enter, you're going to notice that PowerPoint does search through thousands of online Templates and will come up with a list; including a category list over here on the right-hand side.
If you notice, marketing over here has a hundred 127. Now, as we scroll through these, you're going to notice each of them has a title. But if you want more information about a thumbnail you're looking at, all you have to do is click it. So let's scroll through our list here and when we get to this one called Currency design (wide screen), we'll give it a click. This allows you to see a nice view of the title slide. Here's a Title Layout. There are some information over here about this template. You notice there's a Rating as well.
And you have access to more images. In other words, a sneak peek at some of the other slides in this presentation. So, let's click the arrow pointing to the right to go to the next slide, the next slide, and so on. So, if you think it's something that you are going to want to use, well, you can go to Create it right away or notice there's a little push pin here. If this is something you're going to come back to, you can pin the Template and it will always show up without having to search on that main screen of templates when you go to Create a new presentation or launch PowerPoint.
Now, if you want to just simply go to the next thumbnail, you could do so from here. You don't have to close this up. Just click the navigation buttons that appear on the right-hand side and the left-hand side, to go through each of them with detailed information. When you're done, you can, of course, create your presentation based on that Template or simply close this up to go back to the list. Select another Category for example, and you'll see some different choices. Now, if at any time you want to go back, just click the Back button in the top left-hand corner of the screen, you're back where you started when you launched PowerPoint.
That's a quick look at just a few of the thousands of Templates you have available to you here online, in PowerPoint 2013.
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