PowerPoint Formatting:

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Did you want: Working with Presentations: PowerPoint 2007,2010,2013,2016 or español

The formatting of your slides must be carefully chosen to make your slides easy to read. The combination of colors and shapes and sizes for your text and other objects can help your audience follow along or can interfere.

PowerPoint includes content templates and design templates to help you format presentations. A content template includes sample slides and suggestions for the kind of information to include. Design templates change the Masters to control the background, placeholders, and text formatting.

You can use a Master slide to set the placeholders, fonts, transitions, and animations on your slides. Starting with PowerPoint 2002, you can use multiple slide masters in the same presentation.

Transitions control how one slide replaces another during the presentation. Animations control the entrance, emphasis, and exit of slide parts. You can adjust many features of a custom animation, including such things as speed, direction, size, and color.

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Presentations

Project 1: PowerPoint BasicsTo subtopics

Project 2: PowerPoint Formatting
    Design Issues
    TemplatesTo subtopics
    Transitions & AnimationsTo subtopics
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 3: Advanced PowerPointTo subtopics


What You Created: PowerPoint Formatting




Anniversary Trips Offer.ppt Created from AutoContent Wizard Content Template
Anniversary Trips Offer2.ppt Added master slides from design template Design Template
Anniversary Trips Offer3.ppt Added formatting Custom Template
Anniversary-xxx.pot Custom design template Custom Template
Anniversary Trips Offer4.ppt Added slide transitions Transitions
Anniversary Trips Offer4-auto.ppt Run automatically with timings Transitions
Anniversary Trips Offer5.ppt Added animations Animations

Important Terms


animation scheme

AutoContent Wizard



color scheme

content template

Custom animation

custom template

design template






Play button

slide show




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Last updated: 30 Apr 2012