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