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Welcome to these tutorials, many of which were unique concepts when first published!


logic: of presentations

logic 1: presentation structure ] logic 2: tri-pane view ] logic 3: move text fast ] logic 4: edit text ruthlessly ] logic 5: notes pane ] [ logic 6: visual clarity ] logic 7: powerpoint layouts ] logic 8: slide masters ] logic 9: slide grid and guides ] logic 10: ribbon logic ] logic 11: animate with confidence ] logic 12: present with confidence ] logic 13: the ending ] logic14: get powerpoint help ] logic 15: annoying prompts (new) ]


6. Visual clarity

logic: use native PowerPoint features for clarity

Visual clarity depends on contrast between a slides’ background and the various objects on the slide. Well, it’s actually more complex than that. It also depends on room lighting, and whether the audience is viewing your presentation on a monitor or projected on a wall.

PowerPoint provides a simple solution to enhance visual clarity; Themes, which include a set of balanced colors, fonts and effects. A theme is a “container” for your slide design and holds the styles for your presentation.

powerpoint theme sample

The above three slides are identical, with the Theme wobbly applied to all of them.

Slide one ahs  the default theme added.

Slide two has the Colors changed.

Slide three has the Background style changed.

The location for these settings is seen below.

powerpoint theme options

Further options are to change the default fonts (for the entire presentation). For example, Apothecary font applied:

Newsprint font applied:

It is so easy to change your whole presentation if you use PowerPoint's Themes.





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