Insiders: PowerPoint QuickStarter

Hey Insiders,

I’m Eric, a Program Manager on the PowerPoint team. Ever get stuck starting a presentation from scratch? The blank slide can be quite intimidating. We’re excited to announce a new feature called QuickStarter, which is available today in Insider Fast of PowerPoint 2016. 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 presentation for you (sorry students, you’ll still have to do your homework), but gives you a jump start to filling in your content.

Watch this feature in action

Be one of the first ones to try PowerPoint QuickStarter today.

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3:

How to try QuickStarter
Launch PowerPoint or go to File > New and choose QuickStarter next to the themes. 

Get ideas to help start your research

Pro tip

Launch Design Ideas for more variations

  1. Click the Design tab in the ribbon
  2. Click Design Ideas

Availability (updated 3/9/17)

Insider Fast: QuickStarter is available in Fast build 16.0.7823.1000 or later. 

Insider Slow: QuickStarter is available in the latest Office Insider Slow release, Version 1702 (Build 7870.2013). However, we are rolling out QuickStarter gradually to our Insider Slow audience, so you might not see it right away. 

Languages: This feature is currently available for the following languages:

  • English (United States)
  • Japanese (Japan)
  • German (Germany)
  • French (France)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Italian (Italy)

Give us feedback
We’d love to hear your feedback. You can leave a comment here or click File > Feedback to get in touch.


This looks like a fantastic feature. Will there be the option for organisations to create their own quickstarter templates for staff to pick from?

Very cool, will it be supporten by more languages?

- Geir

Geir Hogstad. ProCloud As
Hi Nick, it's something we've thought about and would be very cool, but currently not in the plan. You should add this feature request to our suggestion box.
Hi Geir, it's currently not in the plan, but we're listening to feedback from users about which language they would like QuickStarter to support. You can leave that feedback in our suggestion box

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