In my clients’ presentations that we make over (usually together), I see a lot of themes and slide masters that aren’t well prepared — sometimes not prepared at all. Setting up the theme and slide master, while it might seem time consuming, is actually a time saver because you avoid having to fiddle with each slide. And your slides will look better as well.
Here’s a video of a session from Power Pointers Quarter Hour that shows the process of how to create a theme in PowerPoint — similar to one that I often use. By watching it, you’ll learn the process and can then customize it for your own needs.
PowerPoint crashed during the session, but I was able to successfully complete the tutorial.
Thanks so much for this. Brilliant to add the shadow to the white rectangle! Speaking of the “master,” you are IT!
I just wanted to mention that you can quickly make a rectangle that is perfectly centered by starting with a rectangle that fills the screen, then just drag a corner resize handle inward toward the center of the screen while holding the ctrl key. The mnemonic I tell my students is C (as in Ctrl) is for Center.
Dr. Debby, glad you liked it! Here’s another one. Press Shift + Ctrl while dragging a corner handle. It does the same thing, resizing from the center, but keeps the proportions the same, which you would want to do in this situation.
P.S. Did you share the post? I’d love it if you did.