How to Start Microsoft PowerPoint

In Brief...

You can start Microsoft PowerPoint in just a few simple steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Click on the PowerPoint icon in the Taskbar. If you do not see the icon, go to the Start button, right-click, and choose Search. Type "PowerPoint" in the search field, and when PowerPoint appears, double-click it. (Windows 7: Go to the Start button, then All Programs and choose PowerPoint.
    PowerPoint Icon

  2. PowerPoint will open, prompting you to select a theme. Click on Blank Presentation.
    Blank Presentation

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