Use Quickstarter to set up a great presentation in PowerPoint quickly

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 is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Menard's YouTube channel has over 400 technology videos.