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Design Tips for PowerPoint. 1 st –– Backgrounds – Templates Best fonts Bullets –– 6 is max Content is king! Words on a slide –– 25 or less Images –– key Content and layout provided by Professor Keri Stephens. A picture is worth a thousand words. PowerPoint more visual than written.

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Design Tips for PowerPoint

  • 1st –– Backgrounds – Templates

  • Best fonts

  • Bullets –– 6 is max

  • Content is king!

  • Words on a slide –– 25 or less

  • Images –– key

    Content and layout provided by Professor Keri Stephens


A picture isworth athousand words

PowerPoint morevisual

than written


PowerPoint rules

Templates &

colorschemes


Pick a good template

  • Match the mood

  • Look professional

  • Don’t get the blues

    • medium blues

    • navy blue OK


Bluesy templates – yikes!

Azure

Bluediagonal

Lock & key

Soaring


Use high contrast colors

GOOD

GOOD

GOOD

Brightondark

Darkonbright

EVIL

EVIL

EVIL


Why high-contrast?

  • Your PC screen is hi-res

    • everything looks great

    • don’t trust it!

  • big displays “wash out” colors

  • always TEST on final equipment

  • alter template’s defaults as needed


See for yourself

  • Which line is easier to read?

  • Which line is easier to read?

Which line is easier to read?

Which line is easier to read?


Serifbad

Times New Roman

New York

Courier

Sans serifgood

Arial

Arial Black

Futura

Tahoma

Be font savvy


Which is easier to read?

Lessvisualcomplexity

Strongerlines

Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear

named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and

a law degree from Texas Tech. He was

allergic to chocolate.

Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear

named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and

a law degree from Texas Tech. He was

allergic to chocolate.


Don’t waste bullets

  • use

  • no

  • more

  • than

  • 6

  • in a list


Observe the limit

25

More

looksbusy

words per slidemax


Weird sound effects

Most transitions

Flying text

Strange animations

Bad clip-art

Avoid death by cheese…


Clip-art Hall of Shame


Single phrases

Short lists

Quotes

Photographs

Video

Content is King!


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