Use Quickstarter to set up a great presentation in PowerPoint quickly

Posted on:  04/05/2017
Use Quickstarter to set up a great presentation in PowerPoint quickly

PowerPoint has a new feature called QuickStarter. I think it is awesome! PowerPoint QuickStarter solves this problem by building an outline for you with suggested sections, talking points, and properly attributed Creative Commons images to help get you started. It doesn’t create a finished product for you, but it gives you a slide with related possible topics and it creates an Agenda or Contents slide. We know slide1 is the Title slide. When I teach PowerPoint I always stress that slide 2 should show your Agenda or Outline or Contents. Most people don’t do this but they should.

Steps to get QuickStarter going

  • Click File in the top left corner.
  • Click New.
  • Click Quick Starter. 

PowerPoint QuickStarter 1

  • Type in a topic on the search bar (example, workplace) and search.

PowerPoint QuickStarter 2

  • Quick Starter will show you possible presentations topics.

PowerPoint QuickStarter 3

  • Click on a topic.
  • All slides will be checked by default. If you all the slides click Next. If you don’t want some slide, uncheck the ones you don’t want and click Next.

PowerPoint QuickStarter Pick starter slides

  • Pick a look for your slides and click Create.

PowerPoint QuickStarter Pick a Look

Your presentation will show in PowerPoint. Slides 1 and 2 are hidden but give your related topics.

Video on PowerPoint QuickStarter

Chris Menard

Chris Menard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and is employed full-time as a Trainer for BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms. Menard has a YouTube channel with over 900 technology videos covering Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Google Calendar, and other resources that over 16 million viewers have appreciated. Menard also does public speaking at conferences for CPAs and Administrative Professionals. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn at or on YouTube at