When you first open PowerPoint, your screen should resemble the diagram above.
Areas of the Screen
Section 2. This area toggles between Slides view and Outline view. Slides view shows a tiny picture of all the slides in your presentation. Outline view shows the hierarchy of the text in your slides.
Section 3. The area to the right is the Task pane . Its contents vary depending on the current task. Initially, PowerPoint recognizes that you are just starting this presentation and lists appropriate options for you. To give yourself more room to work on your slide close this pane by clicking on the small X in the upper right corner.