PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials, Fonts (Page 191)
Collection of PowerPoint 2013 tutorials on working with Fonts and more...
People talk about how bullets can cause "death by PowerPoint" -- and while that may be partially true, it certainly is not the complete truth -- not everyone is the rush to abandon bullet points in their slides! The truth however is that too much of anything cannot be good and bulleted lists are almost the mainstay of PowerPoint slides these days. Most of PowerPoint's slide layouts are already set up with placeholders for bulleted lists (or paragraphs) – so that when you start typing into a text placeholder, your text is automatically bulleted. Making some changes to how your bullets appear visually can make a subtle difference.
Adobe Presenter enables you to record audio for you presentation. And for video recording, Adobe Presenter 10 includes Video Express, a tool that lets you combine application or desktop capture and webcam video. With this tool you can easily produce video tutorials -- and once recording is done, you can also further use the video edit options to customize and fine-tune the video output.
In PowerPoint, any Theme brings to the table several unique facets that differ from Theme to Theme. These include Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects -- and also Slide Layouts, Backgrounds, etc. When you apply a different Theme to your PowerPoint presentation, these changes show up in all slides in the presentation. The resulting slides all look consistent.
We begin with a synopsis of Sue Hershkowitz-Coore's keynote at the Presentation Summit. We then explore Adobe Presenter, an eLearning add-in for PowerPoint that looks at interactions, scenes, and characters for slides. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with fonts within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Applying a Theme in PowerPoint applies Theme Colors, Theme Fonts, Theme Effects, Theme Backdrops, and much more. However there are scenarios in which you really don't require such a complete makeover or metamorphosis. In that case, you can still apply Theme Colors and Theme Fonts and leave all other Theme attributes unchanged.
Jigsaws are puzzles that can be solved - but then jigsaws have numbers too! Each jigsaw puzzle has a number of pieces that have to be fitted together, in the same way that many aspects of lives and businesses need to fit in with each other. Jigsaws can add a whole new level of interest to a PowerPoint slide. Here are 10 jigsaw graphics containing different shapes. These jigsaws can be used on their own, or also combined with other graphics such as a human head to create a larger concept! These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within separate sample presentations that you download. Just copy the graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.
Font size does make a difference for the aesthetics of your slide, but what do you do if the text itself uses more or less space than you may want? Sometimes, you may want the text to take just a wee bit lesser space so that all content can fit within two lines rather than three. If you would like to alter the spacing between text characters, you can do so by using PowerPoint's Character Spacing option, which affects the appearance and readability of both title and body text. Essentially Character Spacing is the amount of space in-between individual letters.
Most applications underline everything you select -- the process is simple: you select a word, a sentence, or even an entire paragraph -- and then press a keyboard shortcut or choose an option so that all the selected text is underlined. PowerPoint behaves the same way -- but there's a difference -- not in the resultant text, but in how the text appears. Let us not forget that PowerPoint is a large format -- more akin to a billboard than a business card -- and text is often projected at large sizes.
Fonts are more than just pretty characters, although your choice of fonts can have a profound effect on how readable your text is to the audience. We have already explored how you can format font styles to make your text bold, italicized, underlined, etc. Beyond these basic offerings, PowerPoint 2013's Font dialog box offers some advanced format options for selected text. You can still change the font type, set the font size, color, and other font attributes in this dialog box, and you can also do more.
If your are trying to create an eLearning course, one of the toughest parts is determining the look of the output, sourcing quality images, and creating workable scenarios. For many users, there is a paucity of time required to draw, sketch, or create the background elements to support slides. Adobe Presenter provides options that will help you jumpstart this process for your eLearning course with features such as Scenes, Characters and Scenarios. In this tutorial we'll explore how you can add Scenes in PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter.
We begin with a bunch of New Year themed graphics -- and we also bring you a large collection of Snowflakes. We explore inserting Scenario Interactions using Adobe Presenter within PowerPoint. And we also bring you some tutorials on working with text within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
The appearance of text makes a huge difference to any presentation. The font typeface used within your slides is dictated by the active Theme or Theme Fonts set of your presentation -- you can certainly override these defaults and choose another font typeface and also change the font size. However, there are times when you need to highlight a word or a phrase contained within your text so that it stands apart and commands attention. To do so, you can apply font styling options that let you make your text bold, italics, underlined, etc.
It's not too easy to find high quality, royalty-free photographs of people that you can use throughout your lessons -- and to find pictures of the same person in different poses with the backgrounds within those pictures removed -- well, that's even more difficult. Fortunately, Adobe Presenter's Character option enables you to add such characters easily into your PowerPoint slides. The Character option provides ready-to-use character images such as business executives and medical practitioners that help you make your presentations engaging with real actors.
On Tuesday afternoon, just before the keynote started, Rick Altman announced the location of the next season of Presentation Summit in New Orleans from September 27 to 30, 2015. He then introduced Sue Hershkowitz-Coore as a communication expert. What Sue did even before her keynote was to go around, meeting and greeting attendees with a big smile. Sue then started her keynote very, very passionately. Sue then explored scenarios. Her first scenario was about someone who promised you X by your deadline.
When you type text within PowerPoint, the appearance of your text, such as its font type and size is based on the Theme which is applied to your presentation. So if you use PowerPoint's default Office Theme, then anything you type into a text object may be in the Calibri typeface. You can easily change the Theme Fonts set altogether for your presentation, and all text instances will change to the default typefaces of the new Theme or Theme Fonts set. However, there may be times when you want to override these defaults and choose a typeface that is different -- or even a different font size.
Adobe Presenter enables you to add interactions. So what are interactions? Essentially, these are static widgets in the form of SWF files. These widgets help you quickly set up standard user interactions, for example, interactions using accordions or tabs. Once you add an interaction on a slide within PowerPoint, you can customize it further.
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