In this chapter, you learned how to format slides by changing fonts, font colors, and font sizes, changing text case, and text alignment. By formatting slide text, you created focal elements on your slides that provided emphasis. Thus, you learned how to use font formatting to draw the audience's attention to the important points on your slides.
In addition to font formatting, you learned how to apply and modify bullets and numbering, and how to change color schemes. As you try out new colors and bullets, you can create an endless array of design possibilities. Just remember that the color schemes associated with each design template are designed to coordinate with each other. Make sure that the colors that you choose coordinate with the existing colors in the template.
The process that you follow as you create presentations always begins with accurate and appropriate content. When you are satisfied with your content, you can address design and color considerations and then fine-tune your presentation by modifying placeholder size and position. As a final step in creating your presentation, you can apply an animation scheme to control the movement of your slide elements on and off the screen. Then practice your presentation so that you are a confident and composed speaker.
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