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PowerPoint Design Principles

  1. 1. PowerPoint Design Principles By: Ms. Ray For presentations to be viewed online or printed out
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Use PowerPoint features and design principles to share information effectively with others in a presentation to be viewed online or on paper. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Design Templates & Color Schemes <ul><li>Select one Design Template or Color Scheme and Apply to All Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed background designs or too many colors/graphics are distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Design or Color Scheme should “go with” the topic </li></ul><ul><li>If including pictures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a simple Design Template without busy graphics or use a  Color Scheme instead </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If printing out slides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a design with a white background </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Font Style, Size, & Color <ul><li>Keep it simple- - text must be easy to read </li></ul><ul><li>No fancy fonts like  scripts or Old English </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent -- too many different Font styles and colors are distracting </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid changing Fonts -- Font style, size, and color are part of the Design Template or Color Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Must have sufficient contrast : </li></ul>light text on dark background dark text on light background
  5. 5. Slide Layouts <ul><li>Use Title, Text and Clipart layout for illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Balance: Layout pictures on side opposite background graphics (if any) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep space between text, pictures, slide edges </li></ul><ul><li>Add more than one picture only if needed </li></ul>
  6. 6. Slide Title & Main Text Box <ul><li>Slide Titles: Capitalize first letter of important words </li></ul><ul><li>Main Text: Type phrases , not complete sentences; no periods </li></ul><ul><li>Press Enter for a new bullet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Enter  Tab keys or Increase Indent button for a sub-bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Decrease Indent button to return to main bullet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Correct errors as you type </li></ul><ul><li>Use Increase/Decrease Font Size buttons to make text fit or fill text boxes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Finding and Inserting Pictures <ul><li>Search PowerPoint Clip Art : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double-click on Clip Art frame OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert  Picture  From Clip Art </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Copyright-friendly image sources on ABC Math Book wiki page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Right-click  Copy on picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click once to highlight picture frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Right-click  Paste on PowerPoint slide </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Pictures <ul><li>Resize pictures only if necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Pull a corner handle to keep horizontal to vertical aspect ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Never pull handles at top, bottom, or sides to avoid distorting the picture </li></ul>
  9. 9. Slide Transitions & Text Animation <ul><li>Not necessary for presentations to be viewed online or on paper. </li></ul>

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