Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating Slides and Changing Font Colors and Background Style
To Create the Third Text Slide
Yoga and meditation help create balance in an individual’s life. The last slide you
create uses graphics to depict the connection among the mind, body, and spirit. You will
insert symbols later in this project to create this visual element. For now, you want to create
the basic slide. The following step adds a new text slide (Slide 4) that uses the Blank layout.
Click the New Slide button arrow and then click Blank in the Layout gallery. (Figure 2–5).
Blank layout
Figure 2–5
Presentation Template Color Scheme
Each presentation template has 12 complementary colors, which collectively are
called the color scheme . You can apply these colors to all slides, an individual slide, notes
pages, or audience handouts. A color scheme consists of four colors for a background and
text, six accent colors, and two hyperlink colors. The Theme Colors button on the Design
tab contains a square with four colors; the top two colors indicate the primary text and
background colors, and the bottom two colors indicate the accent colors. You also can cus-
tomize the theme colors to create your own set and give them a unique name. Table 2–1
explains the components of a color scheme.
The Ribbon and Screen
PowerPoint may change
how the groups and
buttons within the
groups appear on the
Ribbon, depending on
the computer’s screen
resolution. Thus, your
Ribbon may look different
from the ones in this topic
if you are using a screen
resolution other than
1024 3 768.
Table 2–1 Color Scheme Components
The background color is the fundamental color of a PowerPoint slide. For example, if the back-
ground color is black, you can place any other color on top of it, but the fundamental color
remains black. The black background shows everywhere you do not add color or other objects.
Text color
The text color contrasts with the background color of the slide. As a default, the text border
color is the same as the text color. Together with the background color, the text and border
colors set the tone for a presentation. For example, a gray background with black text and
border sets a dramatic tone. In contrast, a red background with yellow text and border sets a
vibrant tone.
Accent colors
Accent colors are designed as colors for secondary features on a slide. They often are used as
i ll colors on graphs and as shadows.
Hyperlink colors
The default hyperlink color is set when you type the text. When you click the hyperlink text
during a presentation, the color changes to the Followed Hyperlink color.
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