PowerPoint 2000: Placeholders, Design Template, and Opening a Presentation

  • Placeholders are dotted boxes on slides that show where text, images, charts etc. will appear. They help identify layout and structure.
  • There are placeholders for titles, text, clip art, charts, diagrams, etc.
  • Placeholders can be moved or resized on the slide using sizing handles.

Design Templates

  • Design templates provide pre-made slide backgrounds, colors, and designs that you can use as a starting point.
  • There are over 40 design template options to choose from.
  • When you apply a design template, every slide takes on that template’s look.
  • Design templates save time compared to designing each slide layout individually.

Opening Presentations

  • To open an existing PowerPoint 2000 presentation, go to File > Open and select the presentation file.
  • You can also open presentations from the Start menu if you have created shortcuts.
  • When first opening PowerPoint 2000, you get options to create a new presentation using a blank layout, design template, or AutoContent Wizard.

Other Key Points

  • You can add your own content like text and images to placeholders and design template slides.
  • Slides using the AutoContent Wizard provide pre-made suggested content that you can customize.
  • You can apply a design template to an existing presentation’s slides using Format > Apply Design Template.

Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!