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1 Sample Slide – Font Size This slide can be used as a template. It includes all elements needed to create a PowerPoint presentation suitable for use in a video presentation. This font is Arial 32, white with a black drop shadow. 28 point fonts are acceptable. 24 point are marginal… 18 point will probably not be legible. This slide can be used as a template. It includes all elements needed to create a PowerPoint presentation suitable for use in a video presentation. This font is Arial 32, white with a black drop shadow. 28 point fonts are acceptable. 24 point are marginal… 18 point will probably not be legible.

2 Sample Slide – Font Style  Generally it is best to use block-style fonts such as this Arial font, Tahoma, or even Comic Sans MS font.  Avoid “sans-serif” fonts, ones with small details, such as Times New Roman, Broadway, Goudy Old Style….  Definitely avoid Script fonts, or unusual fonts.  Generally it is best to use block-style fonts such as this Arial font, Tahoma, or even Comic Sans MS font.  Avoid “sans-serif” fonts, ones with small details, such as Times New Roman, Broadway, Goudy Old Style….  Definitely avoid Script fonts, or unusual fonts.

3 Sample Slide – Text Guidelines  Avoid trying to place too much information on one slide  Avoid long sentences. Generally, 6 words per line (30 characters)  Not more than lines per slide  Use upper and lower case  Avoid abbreviations  Avoid trying to place too much information on one slide  Avoid long sentences. Generally, 6 words per line (30 characters)  Not more than lines per slide  Use upper and lower case  Avoid abbreviations

4 Backgrounds Light fonts on dark backgrounds are best suited for PowerPoint presentations for video application. The previous solid blue background is good, or this ramped black-to-blue background is suitable. Don’t use red as a font color, often it doesn’t show up very well…if at all. Light fonts on dark backgrounds are best suited for PowerPoint presentations for video application. The previous solid blue background is good, or this ramped black-to-blue background is suitable. Don’t use red as a font color, often it doesn’t show up very well…if at all.

5 The “Squint” Test When determining if your fonts will be legible in video format, squint at your slide. If you have trouble reading it while squinting, your audience will have trouble reading it in video format. That’s why it’s recommended you don’t use red as a font color, or use fonts smaller than 28 point - this is 24 point, notice it’s hard to read while squinting - and 18 point fonts are practically illegible. When determining if your fonts will be legible in video format, squint at your slide. If you have trouble reading it while squinting, your audience will have trouble reading it in video format. That’s why it’s recommended you don’t use red as a font color, or use fonts smaller than 28 point - this is 24 point, notice it’s hard to read while squinting - and 18 point fonts are practically illegible.

6 Charts & Graphs Make Charts & Graphs as large and visual as possible

7 Sample Slide - Backgrounds Light fonts on dark backgrounds are best suited for PowerPoint presentations for video application. The previous solid blue background is good, or this ramped black-to-blue background is suitable. Light fonts on dark backgrounds are best suited for PowerPoint presentations for video application. The previous solid blue background is good, or this ramped black-to-blue background is suitable.

8 Sample Slide - Logo If you would like to include an M. D. Anderson logo, this logo is a good one to use. The white text on a dark background makes it easy to read.

9  The dotted red rectangle is to alert you that text extending beyond the red may be cut off when your slide is displayed on a TV set.  You need to remove this before saving your final presentation. Instructions are continued on next slide  The dotted red rectangle is to alert you that text extending beyond the red may be cut off when your slide is displayed on a TV set.  You need to remove this before saving your final presentation. Instructions are continued on next slide Removing the Red Safe Area Marker

10  On menu go to View / Master select Slide Master  Click on red rectangle, press delete key  On menu go to View / Normal  Save presentation as you normally would, i.e. - File / Save As  On menu go to View / Master select Slide Master  Click on red rectangle, press delete key  On menu go to View / Normal  Save presentation as you normally would, i.e. - File / Save As Removing the Red Safe Area Marker

11 A good alternative to the suggestions in this presentation…  use the Slide Design Templates provided by PowerPoint,  use the provided font sizes,  stay within the text box boundaries.


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