Learn how to make your bulleted process list visually impactful in one click, with options tailored for your slides from the built-in Designer feature in PowerPoint.
- [Instructor] It's probably safe to say that the majority of people using Power Point in Office 365 to create presentations are not professional slide designers, but that's okay, there's help built in to Power Point. We're gonna check out the Designer here with a slide that typically might be considered the most boring to look at, the bulleted list. If you have one open, and you need help with design ideas, how to make it more visually appealing, go to the Design tab, and way off to the right, you'll find Design Ideas.
Clicking this opens up a pane on the right-hand side. The slide that's currently selected will be displayed in thumbnail representations using a number of different design ideas, and as you scroll through the list, you get an idea of what it's going to look like if you were to make one of these selections. So if you see something you like, you simply select it from the list and it's applied. Choose something else to see what that looks like. Now, if you're working on a brand new presentation, the Designer's content-sensitive.
For example, if you're starting a brand new presentation from scratch using the default theme, the old Office theme, and you wanna start a bulleted list, this time when you go up to Design, and go to Design Ideas, you're going to see ideas for slide layouts, you can see them down below, different options. So, in this case, the Designer doesn't know exactly what type of content we're about to add here, and just shows us some different layouts. We could be adding text, tables, charts, SmartArt graphics.
Let's go in here and start adding some content. We'll start with registration, for example, and I'll press enter, and you can see the design ideas are starting to change, showing us a bulleted list, and continue adding some additional content. Now when you click in the background, to lock that in, the Design Idea's pane is updated with a number of different ideas based on the content and the theme that we're using. So if you see something you like, you simply select it again to have it applied, but if you decide to change the theme, look what happens for our design ideas.
We'll go up to our themes here, and let's choose something a little bit different. We'll go down to this option. Right away, you can see this might not be the ideal slide for this particular theme, but the design ideas have been changed over here on the right. So we can go to a different design, and that one actually works. Change the theme one more time. The design ideas change over here on the right so that they apply to not only the slide and the content, but to the theme that we just selected.
Selecting one of these will definitely create a better looking slide. So if you're struggling for design ideas, you want more visually appealing slides, remember Design Ideas from the Design tab. When you're done, click the X in the top right corner to close it up, and you're ready to continue adding content here in Power Point in Office 365.
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