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PowerPoint Pearls: Inserting a New Slide
Inserting a new slide should be one of the most obvious tasks in PowerPoint, but it’s not.
The New icon, which sits in a prime location (the first icon in the first row), is part of the Standard Toolbar. Rather than adding a slide to your presentation, selecting this icon will open a new presentation.
When creating a presentation, new slides are inserted in sequence. If you want to insert a slide between two existing slides, select the slide that will precede your new slide.
To insert a new slide: