Creating a new Presentation

This topic describes how to create a new Presentation and to configure its properties.


There are several ways to create a new Presentation, from the Presentations homepage of Board or directly from a Capsule.

To create a new Presentation from the Presentations homepage, click on the "+ New" tile. Your new Presentation will be created on the fly and will open in Edit mode, allowing you to edit its properties and add Slides right away,


You can also create a new Presentation from a single Screen of a Capsule. To do so, hover over the burger menu in the Top Menu and click on "Add to presentation".

A pop-up window will ask you if you want to add the Screen to an existing Presentation or to a new one. Select "Create new" and enter the name of the new Presentation to create it on the fly and access it in Edit mode.


Another way to create a new Presentation is by copying an existing one. This is particularly useful, for example, when you want to include the same Slides in a new Presentation but display different data.

To copy an existing Presentation, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the burger icon in the upper right corner of a Presentation tile
  2. Click on "Save as"
  3. Enter the name of the new Presentation in the pop-up window or leave it as is
  4. Click "OK"



Presentation properties

Once you have created a new Presentation, a few additional properties and settings are available in the right panel in Edit mode. To reveal the right panel, click on the Pencil icon () at the top of the left panel.

In the right panel, the following properties are available:

  • Title. Enter a title for your Presentation that will be displayed in the Presentation tile and in the left panel in Edit mode
  • Description. Enter a short description of your Presentation that will be displayed in the Presentation tile and in the left panel in Edit mode
  • Autoplay. Enable autoplay for the Presentation and define the Slides transition time. The minimum transition time is 10 seconds.
    If autoplay is enabled, an additional pause icon () will appear when the Presentation slideshow is launched in Play mode.
  • Restart. Enable this option to loop the Presentation slideshow. This option can be enabled only if autoplay is enabled as well



Multiple users working on the same Presentation

When two or more users are working on the same Presentation, the following scenarios apply:

  • They can add Slides at the same time
  • They can apply changes to the same Presentation at the same time. When this happens, the last save will overwrite the others, regardless of Security Profiles
  • If a user creates a Slide (without saving it) and another creates another Slide with the same title, they will both be able to edit and save it, but only one Slide will be added to the Presentation and the last save will overwrite the previous ones



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