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Principles Of Power Point Design Manipulating Typography

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Principles Of Power Point Design Manipulating Typography

  1. 1. Principles of PowerPoint Design Tips on how to think like a designer Manipulating Typography John Consultant Presentation Skills Fallon
  2. 2. “foot” Serif “without” VS Sans Serif For selecting the “right” font… consider readability, aesthetics and style
  3. 3. X - Height The x – height is the distance from the bottom of the lower ascender case “x” to the top. X - height x Experimental baseline descender The visual distinctiveness of a font is judged by it’s x – height and the height of its ascenders and descenders
  4. 4. Font Weight regular bold bold italic italic condensed light Working with one font family creates a more cohesive look… Find a font family that contains several different weight variations to allow for more design flexibility
  5. 5. Appearance On Screen Gill Sans Georgia Lucinda Sans Impact Helvitica Verdana Trebucket Tahoma Test the fonts you use to see how they look on the computer screen and the projector
  6. 6. Style Ancient Broadway Frightening Personal Base your font selection on what the presentation is about
  7. 7. Global Quick Change From Home ribbon… click on Design… go to “Font” to change the font combination to what you want If you globally change your fonts, make sure to check for changes in line breaks
  8. 8. Create New Theme Fonts 1. From Home ribbon… click on Design… go to Font to change the font combination to what you want 2. Click on “Create New Theme Fonts” at the bottom of the menu. Your new font theme will be available for every presentation you create
  9. 9. Adjust Character Spacing 1. Select the text you want to alter 2. Right click and select “Font” 3. Choose “Character Spacing” 4. Adjust as necessary Character Spacing is also known as “tracking” and is used to improve the appearance of words
  10. 10. Adjust Paragraph Spacing 1. Select the text you want to alter 2. Right click and select “Paragraph” 3. Adjust as necessary This can be done in the Slide Master to have continuity throughout the presentation
  11. 11. Finding Fonts Online www.chank.com www.fonthead.com www.myfonts.com www.126.com www.adobe.com/type/index.html www.girlswhowearglasses.com Try “Googling” for fonts, you’ll never know what you’ll find. There are also books available concerning Fonts

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