Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning shapes and text boxes, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
We can now focus on making each individual slide look great.…PowerPoint offers a number of tools to alter the appearance of text, lines and other shapes.…We can add shadows, glowing edges, reflections, and more. And if we don't overdo…things, the result is a polished, professional look.…Let's start by touching up our slides, like our New Warehouse Photo, slide #11.…In Slide Sorter view, I can double-click to access the slide.…Here we see the text, New Warehouse Photo.…It's in dark blue over a blue sky.…
That's going to make it hard to read.…Let's make it stand out.…If I click inside the text, my cursor blinks inside the word, Warehouse, right…now and if I make any changes, only the word Warehouse will be modified.…Instead, I am going to click again, but this time on the boundary of the text box.…Any changes I make now will apply to the entire textbox.…I want to go a little fancier than the standard font settings.…So I am going to access the Drawing tools Format tab and then pull down the…Shapes Styles gallery.…
- Adding whitespace
- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
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