When creating a brand new Showcase presentation, you have two options - getting started with one of our handy templates, or using a "blank".

A "blank" means there are no pre-set background images, and you can use your own slide images designed in separate software like InDesign.

  1. From the 'Home' tab in your workshop, click 'New blank presentation'. If you want to start with a preset template, click 'New presentation from template' instead.

  2. This will open the 'Choose your blank presentation' dialog box (it's kinda like a choose your own adventure from here on out). Select your desired orientation (landscape or portrait) and ratio.

    Note: The default ratio option (4:3) fits background images of 2048 x 1536 pixels. This should work great for iPads and other tablets with a similar ratio. If you know users will mostly view your presentation on a wider screen, the 16:9 ratio is a great option.

    If you pick a certain ratio, you can still view your presentation on a device with a different ratio! The appearance might be slightly different across devices but all your content will be there. For more about ratios, check out our article on Ratios & Orientation

  3. Click 'Make It!' and you're away laughing. Your new presentation will appear at the bottom of your presentations list (it may take a few minutes to finish generating). The presentation will be called 'Untitled Presentation' until you rename it.

  4. Once you've generated the presentation, click the 'Edit' button to start editing your masterpiece!