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1 Using Layout Effectively Michael Heavener, ABC

2 Heres whats likely The following slide is what most services would see

3 Matthew 25:35-39 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.

4 No criticism intended but … Wasnt that a little … boring ?

5 There could be more Now is the time to try –Other effects –Other placements –Other techniques

6 You can easily … Make text stand out while maintaining readability * –By experimenting with Text boxes Fill boxes Textures Rotation Shadow *

7 I recommend displaying the Drawing toolbar Put it at the bottom of PowerPoint Where its out of the way but always available.

8 Then play with the various buttons and tools. Learn them. Make them yours. Own them. For more drawing toolbar information:

9 Here are some slides with simply visual treatments –Feel free to disassemble them –To find out how they work.

10 As long as the basic rules of readability are followed Feel free to expand your creative horizons Go for it!

11 If you hit on something that works, hurray! –Teach it to us, so we can use it, too If something doesnt work –Let us know, so we can avoid it And remember, theres always next week

12 Bounding boxes (the dotted line thingies) Forget sticking to the standard PowerPoint bounding box defaults Push Pull Prod Until you achieve something pleasing

13 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

14 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

15 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

16 Rotating text When rotating text (as with the verse numbers), its probably most readable on the left side running bottom to top Ive seen it done on the right and running up but that generally slows my eye

17 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

18 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

19 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me. Matthew 25:35-39

20 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.

21 Variations PowerPoint offers a million-and-one color, texture, shadow, and pattern variations Some work well Some … well … work

22 Matthew 25:35-39 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.

23 Matthew 25:35-39 For I was hungry, you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came unto me.

24 But be watchful of how people respond So experiment

25 The Rules 1.Keep some blank space on all sides 2.Try things, play around, have fun 3.Be creative, visualize 4.Think like the audience 5.There aint no other rules

26 Resources There are also millions of websites with free templates and color schemes If you find something you like and its appropriate to the worship setting … Use it

27 or Questions?

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