Helvetica – The Name, the Font and the Movie

Manner of Speaking

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. The film premiered in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of Helvetica. 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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8 steps to add branding to your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Fonts. Here are the steps to take to add branding to a presentation in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010: I usually start by taking a screenshot of the organization’s website. Not all fonts are suitable for presentations, but if you know the font and it is common on computers, use it.

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What does that say?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

See, the company who created the billboard chose a fancy looking almost script-like font for their name. If we choose fonts that are hard to read or are too small, our audience is left confused or they spend so much time trying to figure out what's on our slide that they don't hear what we say. When selecting fonts for your slides, pick easy to read fonts like Arial , and make them big enough to see

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Office 2007 Ribbon Observations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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

PowerPoint Tips

To access the Equation Editor in PowerPoint 2007 and earlier, choose Insert, Object. Charts, tables & diagrams Text & fonts Equation Editor equations formulasSometimes, you need to display a complex formula or equation in PowerPoint.

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3 changes you should make in the Options dialog box of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

They apply to PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 as well. In PowerPoint 2007, choose Offuce button> PowerPoint Options.). In PowerPoint 2007, choose Offuce button> PowerPoint Options.). Of course, you can manually reduce the size of the font; sometimes you have to.

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Making Words Stand Out

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Always give the source – usually using a smaller font in the lower right corner of the slide. Sometimes you will want to put a quote on your slide and point out certain words that emphasize or support the point you are making. It could be a quote from an expert, a passage of a regulation or law or a small section of a document you are referring to. In any of those cases, you need to put the text on the slide. I suggest not putting it as a single bullet point because it looks strange.

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My latest SmartArt faves

PowerPoint Tips

As you probably know, SmartArt (available since PowerPoint 2007) is a way of converting bulleted text to a diagram, or at least a visually attractive graphic. Charts, tables & diagrams Text & fonts SmartArt

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PowerPoint Tip - Beyond Templates

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

A Master Slide sets the background color, text colors and fonts and any branding on the slide. Many of you will be familiar with the idea of using a template to give your slides a common look. This way, every slide has a consistent look and the audience is not distracted by changing slide appearances. Some organizations take this idea one step further and create a style guide. Your template is one part of a style guide, but it goes further than just the look and feel.

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kindle your next speech

The Eloquent Woman

Adjust to large-type settings: Six font sizes allow you to create the display you can best see. My speaker trainings help you learn how to speak eloquently and without notes where possible, but for many speeches, a text is essential.and creates more problems for speakers.

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How to top or bottom align slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, a dialog box opens. Design principles Shapes & text boxes Text & fonts bottom-justify slide titles text placeholders top-justify By default, most PowerPoint themes align slide titles midway between the top and the bottom of a text placeholder.

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Customize the default theme to instantly get the look you want

PowerPoint Tips

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.

Create your own graphics with bursts and stars

PowerPoint Tips

Note: I explain how to use the shadow settings in PowerPoint 2007 and later in this video tutorial: Add drama with PowerPoint’s shadows. You know how I tell you to be consistent and not use too many fonts?

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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. In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010, you can create custom layouts. I see lots of bad slides!

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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 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. I recently saw an interesting slide that had a unique numbered list and I thought I’d show you how to create a numbered list with shapes.

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.). From the Font Size drop-down list, choose a large font size. With the text still selected, choose a bright font color from the Font Color drop-down list.

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What about PowerPoint 2016 (Windows)?

PowerPoint Tips

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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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.

On the Road: My Experience Teaching PowerPoint

DeFinis Communications

1. Contrast (imagine someone wearing black pearls against a black dress): Contrast includes using color, font size, bold, italic, etc. 4. Proximity (grouping like things together…imagine a restaurant menu with one line spacing and font size): The proximity of tables, boxes, white space, etc. 2007 vs. 2003 Tips. Many people are not using Office 2007 yet. On the Road: My Experience Teaching PowerPoint. .

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Insights from Audiences: Results of the 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

in 2007, to 14.2% It continues to amaze me what font size some presenters use on their slides. One of my clients has set the record for me in terms of smallest font I have seen used on a slide – 4 point!

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

PowerPoint Tips

Basics: Quick simple show: use this background and font and colors. Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2000 or earlier. 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac). 2008 (Mac). 2) Which books would help you most with presentations? Advanced PowerPoint techniques. 53.4%. Effective presentation skills. 34.1%. Design principles for non-designers. 54.5%.

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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. A public beta version will be available before the end of the year and it has virtually the same user interface, so the upgrade learning curve won’t be as steep as between version 2003 and 2007.

PowerPoint Tip: Time savers when editing slides

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Format Painter - This tool allows you to format a series of objects, whether they are text boxes or shapes, using the same attributes such as font face, font size, fill color and a number of other attributes. It is on the default Standard toolbar in PowerPoint 2003 and on the Home ribbon in PowerPoint 2007. We all want to be as efficient as possible, so today’s tip shows you three ways I use to save time when creating and editing my workshop and conference PowerPoint slides.

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Mix 09: Bill Buxton on Design & Return on Experience

Presentation Zen

Bill wrote a good book in 2007 called Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design. There are a few other download options on their site here , including the actual (gulp) PowerPoint deck (sans Bill's special font).

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

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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). Last year I worked on a project for my publisher, Prentice Hall, that was interesting and highly informative.

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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. 43 Folders Home Search About How to Use 43f Time, Attention, and Creative Work. After 4 years and a lot of productivity pr0n, we’re shifting gears. Re-learn how to use 43 Folders.

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