Chapter 2

Fashioning a Look for Your Presentation

In This Chapter

arrow Introducing themes and slide backgrounds

arrow Choosing themes and theme variants

arrow Creating a solid color, gradient, picture, and texture slide background

arrow Selecting a theme or background for specific slides

arrow Changing the size of slides

arrow Redesigning your presentation with master slides

From the audience’s point of view, this chapter is the most important in this mini-book. What your presentation looks like — which theme and background style you select for the slides in your presentation — sets the tone. From the very first slide, the audience judges your presentation on its appearance. When you create a look for your presentation, what you’re really doing is declaring what you want to communicate to your audience.

This chapter explains how to handle slide backgrounds. It examines what you need to consider when you select colors ...

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