Sunday, May 11, 2014

What should be the Font Size in your Presentation?

How big your fonts should be? A tricky yet desperate query from presenters.

If you are in a well designed meeting room, you will see a screen sized 1/8th of the meeting hall length. 
So the person sitting in the very end can also view your presentation easily. 
But rule of thumb goes as follows.

1" height character can be read at 10 feet distance.

2" height character can be read at 20 feet distance.
3" height character can be read at  30 feet distance.

Moreover use sans serif fonts so your audience will find it easy to follow. 
 Courtesy: 
http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/powerpoint-help/which-fonts-look-good-in-presentations-HA001124394.aspx?CTT=1
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http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/powerpoint-help/tips-for-creating-and-delivering-an-effective-presentation-HA010207864.aspx?CTT=1

 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Why can't I see the artistic fonts in the presentation in a different computer

Many a time, presenters face this problem. 
The beautiful, thoroughly selected fonts do not display during the presentation at a different computer. 

In all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, fonts can change if you view your presentation on a different computer. The good news is there is a quick fix for this.

Answer: 
 The reason for this font change is that both computers do not have the same fonts installed. On the first computer, you used a font that is not on the second computer. PowerPoint substitutes what it decides is a similar font, often with unexpected and sometimes disastrous results.
The fix for this is to embed the fonts into the presentation when you save it.

  1. Click the Office button.
  2. Click the PowerPoint Options button.
  3. Select Save in the Options list.
  4. Check the box for Embed Fonts in File and make one of the following choices
    • By default the selection is "Embed only the characters used in the presentation (best for reducing file size)".
    • Second option - "Embed all characters (best for editing by other people)".
Copied from: 
http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/powerpointtipsandfaqs/f/change_fonts.htm

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Get rid of boring templates...Use ppt readymade templates..

Do you know you can create lot more that presentations using powerpoint.
Check the following screen shot.

File>New>

Moreover there are many templates suits for your requirement.
 Check the image below.
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You can directly download many templates for your presentation.

Check out following sites.


www.templateswise.com
There are thousands of sites to download the templates.
So don't use same boring backgrounds in the future..

Good Luck with your presentation...