Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating a Title Slide
To Enter the Presentation Subtitle Paragraph
The i rst subtitle paragraph links to the title by giving further detail that the presentation will focus on
energy-saving measures at home. The following steps enter the presentation subtitle.
1
Click the label, Click to add
subtitle, located inside the subtitle
text placeholder to select the
placeholder (Figure 1– 7).
dashed lines around
border indicate
placeholder is selected
label disappears when
placeholder is selected
Figure 1–7
2
Type
Saving Energy at
Home but do not press the ENTER
key (Figure 1– 8).
subtitle text entered
in placeholder
Figure 1–8
Plan
Ahead
Identify how to format specii c elements of the text.
Most of the time, you use the document theme’s text attributes, color scheme, and layout.
Occasionally, you may want to change the way a presentation looks, however, and still keep
a particular document theme. PowerPoint gives you that l exibility.
Graphic designers use several rules when formatting text.
Avoid all capital letters, if possible. Audiences have difi culty comprehending sentences
typed in all capital letters, especially when the lines exceed seven words. All capital let-
ters leaves no room for emphasis or inl ection, so readers get confused about what
material deserves particular attention. Some document themes, however, have a default
title text style of all capital letters.
Avoid text with a font size less than 30 point. Audience members generally will sit a
maximum of 50 feet from a screen, and at this distance 30-point type is the smallest size
text they can read comfortably without straining.
Make careful color choices. Color evokes emotions, and a careless color choice may elicit
the incorrect psychological response. PowerPoint provides a color gallery with hundreds of
colors. The built-in document themes use complementary colors that work well together.
If you stray from these themes and add your own color choices, without a good reason
to make the changes, your presentation is apt to become ineffective.
 
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