Learn how to navigate to PowerPoint Online, locate saved presentations, and create a new presentation.
- [Instructor] Office 365 includes many apps. What you see on the screen is the home page for Office 365. To log into this, you'll go to portal.office.com and log in with your email address and password that is associated with Office 365. If this is an enterprise subscription managed by your company, the home page may look slightly different with the apps made available to you, a company logo, and they may have changed the start page. That's where you land when you log into Office 365.
They may have it going directly to a specific app like Outlook. To navigate to PowerPoint, you can select it from the Apps area that you see here. As we scroll down the page, notice there is a Documents area with Recommended documents. These might be presentations that you have worked in recently. These also may be presentations that have been shared with you by another colleague or peer, and maybe something you haven't look at in a while, and it's surfacing that here, recommending or suggesting this might be something that could benefit what you're currently working on.
As we continue to scroll down there's also a tabbed area which shows recent documents. So these are all of things that Lea has recently been working in. Pinned documents, things that have been shared with Lea, or things that may want to discover that she has in common with other colleagues. Continuing on down, we can also find recent folders and sites that are frequently visited on SharePoint, so this relates to, the folders relate to OneDrive, and the sites relate to SharePoint. Now if we scroll back to the top, even if we hadn't scrolled to the top, in the upper-left corner is what's called the App Launcher.
So if you're working in another application, maybe Planner, OneNote, or something else and you need to navigate to PowerPoint, you don't have to come back to the home page here. By selecting this App Launcher, it will display a listing of all of the applications as well and we can navigate to PowerPoint by selecting this. Now that we've selected PowerPoint, we are viewing the start page for this which is saying would you like to create something new? If you do, here's how you can start a new blank presentation.
Or would you like to create something new from one of these themed templates that are available? If you're creating something new from here, you'll notice just above this in the upper-right corner, it's indicating that new presentations will be saved to OneDrive for business. If we continue to scroll on down, again, we're seeing those recommended presentations like we were seeing on the start page for 365, in the tabbed area where you can work with recent and other types of views. If you need to search for something, the upper-right corner is where you can type in a keyword and see those search results.
Let's search for quarter. Here are the four files that it finds that are related to quarter. To close this search, we'll click the X and that closes the search box. Let's create something new from here. Let's start with a new blank presentation by selecting the first choice in the new category. Here's the new presentation. You'll notice on the left we just have one slide to start with, that is our title slide. At the top, a generic name called Presentation 2. And by hovering over this, it indicates that we can rename this.
Let's go ahead and rename this, and then press Enter, and we've renamed the file. The file does reside in OneDrive for business, so we can always navigate in the upper-left corner back to the main document directory for Lea's OneDrive for Business account. Future movies will also show you how to create PowerPoint presentations from cloud storage areas like OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams. Now you know how to navigate to PowerPoint Online within Office 365.
- Creating presentations in OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint Online
- Using different slide layouts
- Adding images, charts, transitions, animations, and video
- Applying themes
- Sharing presentations
- Printing slides
- Using shortcuts