Selecting Slide Layout
There are several slide layouts located in the layout menu. Selecting one will automatically apply the layout to the current slide.
When designing a presentation, it is best to start with a title slide that introduces the topic that will be discussed. This presentation theme includes a title slide that features the Flexible option logo, as well as a text field for a short description of the presentation topic.
There are several slides that can be used for displaying text content in various ways, including bulleted lists and side-by-side comparison boxes.
Some presentations may benefit from the use of photos. When adjusting the size of a photo, it is important to remember to scale photos proportionately.
Avoid distorting photos.
The UW Flexible Option presentation theme includes slides that have placeholder boxes for photos to allow for easy formatting.
Dragging a photo over a designated placeholder box will add it to the container. Once an image has been added, clicking on it will cause a formatting box to appear. The formatting box provides image cropping options. Photos can be resized and moved around so that a specific area of the photo can be seen within the placeholder box.
The presentation theme also includes a selection of slides that feature photos relative to the UW Flexible Option. These slides may be useful as a transition between presentation topics.
Some objects or text may benefit from the use of an accent color. The font color and fill color menus for example, provide a color palette based on the theme colors.
The UW Flexible Option presentation uses the default font, Calibri. Calibri is built into PowerPoint and will work on both PC and Mac computers.