- Use contrasting colors for the text and the background so the
text will be easy to read.
- Use font size large enough to be seen from the back of the room
where the presentation will be held. A font size of 24-point or
larger is recommended.
- Use short phrases and sentences to convey your message.
- Use simple slide transitions. Too many different transitions
will distract your audience from the subject of the presentation.
- Avoid cluttering the slides with too much text or graphics.
Your audience should hear what you have to say and not be distracted
by a busy screen.
- Keep text simple and easy to read by not using many different
text effects such as bold, italics, underlining,
larger font size for emphasis within a
sentence, or a different
font all on the same slide.
- Begin the slide show by clicking the Slide Show button on the
bottom of the screen.
- Move to the next slide by pressing the SPACE BAR, ENTER,
PAGE DOWN, or right arrow keys or by clicking the left
- Go back to the previous slide by pressing BACKSPACE,
PAGE UP, or the left arrow key.
- To end the slideshow before it is complete press ESC
on the keyboard.
- A pen tool is available for drawing on the screen with the mouse.
Press CTRL+P or click the right mouse button at any time
and a popup window will appear. Choose Pen and the pointer
will change to a pen that allows you to draw freehand on the screen
using the mouse. Press the E key to erase all pen strokes.
Press CTRL+A to disable the pen feature and revert the
pen back to a pointer arrow.
- If you would like to use the pen to draw on a blank screen during
a presentation, press the B or W keys, or select
Screen/Black Screen from the popup menu and the screen
will turn black. Press B or W again or choose Next
from the popup menu to return to the presentation when you are
- To hide the pointer and button from the screen press the A
- Be sure to preview the slide show using a projector if one will
be used during the presentation. Words or graphics that are close
to the edge of the screen may be cut off by the projector.