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Why does PowerPoint automatically create a new blank document?

Asked by PupnTaco (13850points) September 7th, 2010 from iPhone

This happens every time I click the PowerPoint icon in the Dock or close an existing PowerPoint document. Most annoying.

PowerPoint Mac 2008 btw.

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BarnacleBill's avatar

Under Preferences>General, do you you have Show Gallery at Startup checked?

conneeconehead's avatar

You WANT a blank presentation. Choosing a slide layout other than blank will cause your presentation to lock up or freeze when on screen. PowerPoint is a thinking program. By choosing a blank slide layout, you are causing PowerPoint NOT to think and you can design any slide anyway you like. If you choose a pre-set layout (for example, a picture with 3 bullets), it is very hard to make changes to it.

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