How to Add a Slide to a Powerpoint Presentation

Adding a slide to a PowerPoint presentation is maybe one of the most basic tasks to do when you create a new presentation. Why? Basically because when you start PowerPoint the new presentation looks empty, with a single slide. Unless you want to make a presentation containing a unique slide, you may be interested to add slides to a PowerPoint presentation.

Here we will guide you on how to add a new slide to a PowerPoint presentation so you can then edit the content and prepare your presentation slide show.

How to Add a Slide to a Powerpoint Presentation

To add a New Slide to a PowerPoint presentation simply right click over the first slide and then click New Slide. This will add a secondary slide to the presentation.

You can repeat the process and add multiple slides at once in any PowerPoint presentation.

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If you don’t have any presentation slide (because you removed it first) then you can also click with the right button on the left pane (under slide thumbnails) and then click New. Or you can just click in the center of the screen where it says “Click to add first slide”.


Duplicate or adding new slides to PowerPoint

duplicate slide powerpoint 2010 Alternatively, sometimes it is more effective to duplicate the slide in PowerPoint 2010 so you can just replace the content you have previously added. This can make you save time and boost your productivity.

To duplicate a existing slide, repeat the process, right click over the slide thumbnail and then click Duplicate Slide.

In the example here we are showing you the context menu that will be displayed when you right click over the tumbnail. As you can see there are some basic functions here for slide management in PowerPoint that allows you to add New Slide, Duplicate Slide, Delete Slide and Add Section.

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