In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows you how to create a brand new blank presentation, save it to OneDrive online, and enable AutoSave so that the file saves automatically.
- [Instructor] When you open PowerPoint with no file, it's going to bring you to this screen. You can create new presentations. It can also show you any recent documents that you've accessed. You can click New to create a new presentation. Or to open an existing one that you already have, click Open. You can also click your name right at the top of the screen. From here, you can make sure that you've signed into Office. You can also sign out. You'll want to make sure that you're connected to your OneDrive or SharePoint account. If there's an additional folder that you want to connect to, you can click the plus sign to add a new one and select OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.
I can see that I've already connected to my OneDrive account because I've signed into my Office 365 account. But let's make a brand-new presentation from scratch. I'll be using our fictional technology company Red 30. We'll be building a presentation that's going to pitch Red 30's upcoming sales strategy. To get started, I'll double-click on Blank Presentation. This is going to create a brand-new presentation right from scratch. The first thing I like to do is immediately save it. So I'll click File from the top of the screen and Save As.
The first thing I need to decide is where I want to save this. To save it right to your computer, you can click On my Mac on the bottom of the screen. This is going to open up the standard browse and save dialog box so that you can navigate through your Mac and save it to a different location there. But I'm going to click Online Locations because I want to save it to my Office 365-connected OneDrive account. If I do that, it can AutoSave every change I make. I'll click OneDrive, and on the top of the screen, I'll give it a name.
I'll click the Save button. And when it's done being saved to OneDrive, it takes me right back to the presentation. I can see at the top of the screen that it saved to OneDrive, and I can also see on the left that AutoSave is turned to on. This means that every change I make will be saved to OneDrive. And a key benefit to this is that I can change and look for future revisions of this file. If I want to go back to something I've done in the past, I'll be showing you how to do that in a later video. If I don't want to use AutoSave, I can toggle it off.
But I'm going to keep it on. I'll click Got it. And whenever I want to access this file now, there's a few ways I can get to this presentation. On the File menu, I can click Open Recent, and here's any files that I've been working on recently. I can also click More. It's going to take me into that same view that we saw earlier. Here's my Recent list. And I can also click Open down on the bottom left-hand side. Here's where I can browse locations on my Mac or directly from my OneDrive account.
I can click on it, choose Open, and it's going to pop it up. So we created a blank presentation, saved it to OneDrive, and opened it back up again. Now we're ready to start working on our presentation.
- Creating presentations from themes and templates
- Using slide masters
- Changing the layout, slide color, or background
- Adding pictures and objects
- Adding shapes, diagrams, and charts
- Incorporating video, audio, and animation
- Inserting 3D models and using freehand drawing
- Adding speaker notes
- Running a slideshow
- Reusing and sharing PowerPoint presentations