Helvetica – The Name, the Font and the Movie

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One of the most popular sans-serif fonts is Helvetica. Helvetica is an excellent font for presentation slides for several reasons: It is simple and elegant. Be sure to visit Jan’s blog for excellent insights into presentation design.). The film and the font.).

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. From the Font Size drop-down list, choose a large font size. You may have to resize the font.

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How to top or bottom align slide titles

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She is one of the top presentation designers in the United States and a fellow PowerPoint MVP. Over time, I’ve discovered that this doesn’t work for me — possibly because I’m not a professional designer but perhaps also because I design my slides differently.

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8 steps to add branding to your presentations

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Part of the reason is that websites and brochures are designed by professional designers and presentations are often created by presenters who are anything but that. Fonts. Click the Design tab and click Colors, then Create New Theme Colors.

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Office 2007 Ribbon Observations

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Last week Microsoft officially introduced the new version of Office, Office 2007, which includes a new version of PowerPoint. While making more of the options visible to the user, Microsoft may have negatively impacted productivity by giving people too much to "play" with in terms of changing colors, fonts, layouts and art objects. One of the major differences in the new version is the user interface.

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How to display equations and formulas in PowerPoint

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To access the Equation Editor in PowerPoint 2007 and earlier, choose Insert, Object. The one that you use to create the equation is the Equation Tools Design tab. Charts, tables & diagrams Text & fonts Equation Editor equations formulas

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Customize the default theme to instantly get the look you want

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Do you open a new presentation and constantly change the font, font size, font color, alignment and more? One of my readers asked this question because the organization wants presentations to use the Arial font, but the default always comes up using Calibri.

6 steps to create a quick PowerPoint makeover

PowerPoint Tips

I have created a PowerPoint theme that has the settings I want for font, font size, title justification and more. Inconsistent fonts and font sizes, which make the presentation look chaotic. SmartArt is a feature of PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

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Create consistent slides with layouts

PowerPoint Tips

Layouts provide a framework for your slides so that they are all consistent: Fonts. Font sizes. In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, you’ll see the options at the cursor, as you see here. The less designing skill you have, the more you need layouts. I see lots of bad slides!

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Create a numbered list with shapes

PowerPoint Tips

This feature is not available in PowerPoint 2007.). You might have to recolor the number and will probably have to change the font size. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

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To change the “Office Theme” — called that just to confuse you and make it sound like the type of Office theme that lets you create backgrounds, theme colors, and font sets — choose File, Options. In 2007 and 2010, the last row is a 3D look and that’s now gone. (3D

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

This is an update of a similar post on creating posters in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.). Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2013, click the Design tab. From the Font Size drop-down list, choose a large font size. Use a clear, sans-serif font.

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Create a better PowerPoint template

PowerPoint Tips

In 2007, it’s the default blank theme. Note: In PowerPoint 2007, to change the slide master for all layouts, click the larger layout at the top and format that. In PowerPoint 2007, right-click in the title placeholder, and click the Mini toolbar’s Align Text Left button.) In 2007, right-click the placeholder and choose Format Shape. When setting the font size for titles, if some of your titles will be long, make the text size smaller.

Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Design principles for non-designers. Design principles. Where to stand, how to design handouts, engaging the audience. How to convince the people you work for not to commit death by PPT–all the skills and creativity and knowledge of a presentation designer cannot overcome resistance by higher-ups who seem committed to boring their audience–they’re still using full sentences! Basics: Quick simple show: use this background and font and colors.

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PowerPoint Tip: Top Ideas from PowerPoint Live

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I went to an excellent session by Echo Swinford on creating templates in PowerPoint 2007. She gave a clear workflow to follow and explained how we can create a theme in PowerPoint that can carry colors and fonts over to Word and Excel for even greater consistency in our communications. I see so many problems with templates designed by professional designers who don’t know the secrets Echo shared.

How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint


It’s quite simple: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. The majority of the presentations that I see have text in a ten point font. The reason people use a small font is twofold: first, that they don’t know their material well enough; second, they think that more text is more convincing. Force yourself to use no font smaller than thirty points.

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Rands In Repose: Keynote Kung-fu


Turn on the following palettes: Inspector, colors, and fonts. Me, I put the inspector and colors next to each other with fonts below. Explore the Inspector The use of color and font palettes is obvious, but you probably don’t know everything which is going down in the inspector.

PowerPoint Tip: Making Accessible Slides

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First, pay attention to the design of your slides. Use sans-serif fonts that are at least 24 points or larger so they can be easily seen. The easiest way to do this is to use the PowerPoint feature to Send the presentation to a Word file (found on the File menu in PowerPoint 2003 and in PowerPoint 2007 it is Publish Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word on the Office menu).

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How I Made My Presentations a Little Better | 43 Folders


How I Made My Presentations a Little Better Merlin Mann | Aug 23 2007 Since my Google Tech Talk ( previously ) caught fire last month (it’s gotten over 100,000 views so far), I’ve been receiving a lot of really nice email, comments, and questions about how I put my presentations together. Everything else (including the design) is © Merlin Mann, 2004-2009. 43 Folders Home Search About How to Use 43f Time, Attention, and Creative Work.

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