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PPT Slide Design Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not
In the world of presentations, PowerPoint slides are essential tools for delivering impactful messages and engaging audiences. However, not all slides are created equal. The design of your PPT slides plays a crucial role in capturing attention, conveying information effectively, and leaving a lasting impression on your viewers. In this article, we will explore the latest trends in PPT slide design and highlight what’s hot and what’s not in the industry.
Minimalism – Less is More
In recent years, minimalism has become a dominant trend in PPT slide design. Gone are the days of cluttered slides with excessive text and busy graphics. Today, simplicity is key. Minimalistic designs focus on clean layouts, ample white space, and concise content to enhance readability and visual impact.
One popular technique is to use large bold headlines combined with minimal text to convey key messages effectively. This allows viewers to grasp the main idea at a glance without feeling overwhelmed by unnecessary details. Additionally, minimalist designs often incorporate striking visuals or simple icons that complement the content rather than distract from it.
Custom Typography – Adding Flair
Typography plays a significant role in PPT slide design as it sets the tone and enhances readability. While default fonts may be convenient, they lack uniqueness and can make your presentation appear generic. That’s where custom typography comes into play.
Custom fonts allow you to inject personality into your slides while maintaining professionalism. Creative typography choices can make your presentation stand out from the crowd and create a memorable visual experience for your audience. However, be cautious not to overdo it – stick to one or two custom fonts throughout your presentation for consistency.
Multimedia Integration – Engaging Visuals
The integration of multimedia elements into PPT slides has become increasingly popular as it helps captivate audiences’ attention and make presentations more engaging. While images have always been a staple in slide design, the use of videos, animations, and interactive elements has taken presentations to a whole new level.
Videos can be used to demonstrate product features, show customer testimonials, or present complex concepts in an easily digestible format. Animations and transitions can add a touch of dynamism and make your slides visually appealing. Interactive elements like clickable buttons or embedded quizzes encourage audience participation and create an immersive experience.
Responsiveness – Mobile-Friendly Presentations
With the growing reliance on mobile devices for accessing information, ensuring that your PPT slides are mobile-friendly has become crucial. A responsive design allows your presentation to adapt seamlessly to different screen sizes without compromising its visual appeal or readability.
To make your PPT slides mobile-friendly, consider using larger fonts and graphics, simplifying complex layouts, and optimizing slide transitions for smaller screens. Additionally, test your presentation on various devices to ensure that it looks and functions flawlessly across different platforms.
In conclusion, staying up-to-date with the latest trends in PPT slide design is essential for creating impactful presentations that resonate with your audience. Embrace minimalism by simplifying your content and utilizing bold headlines. Experiment with custom typography to add flair and uniqueness to your slides. Incorporate multimedia elements like videos and animations to engage viewers’ attention. Finally, optimize your presentation for mobile devices to reach a wider audience effectively. By following these trends and avoiding outdated practices, you can elevate the effectiveness of your PPT slides and deliver exceptional presentations every time.
This text was generated using a large language model, and select text has been reviewed and moderated for purposes such as readability.
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"Custom Shows" is greyed out.
Any suggestions. Thanks.
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If custom shows exist (i.e. created some time ago on this computer when the menu item existed, or the whole show was moved from another computer), then you can run a custom show via F5 and right mouse click.
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Custom Slideshow options greyed out
I really need some help doing my assignment!
I have a chromebook with MS Powerpoint which I need to add narration to as a single Powerpoint flile.
However the option for Custom Slideshow is greyed out for some reason.
Can anyone please help?
Thank you in advance!
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Custom Slideshow and adding narration don't have anything to do with one another, but in any case, since you're on a Chromebook it seems likely that you're using PowerPoint for the web.
Powerpoint for the web doesn't support custom shows or recording a slide show.
At first I thought that you might be able to record the narration in a different program then insert it as a sound file, but while Help explains how to do this in PowerPoint for Web, the instructions are apparently for some other version. The things it tells you to click and such aren't there.
Unless someone has better ideas, you may need to do this on a desktop version of PPT.
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"Custom Shows" is greyed out.
- Thread starter Al Chapman
- Start date Nov 6, 2003
- Nov 6, 2003
Using PP 2000, SP-3. Slide Show / Custom Shows and Slide Show / Set up show / Custom show is never available (i.e. it is greyed out). Office 2000 was removed and re- installed, but this did not overcome the problem. A search using google and a search of Microsoft's knowledge base did not provide any solutions. Any suggestions. Thanks.
Al, It is also greyed out here. That is because you need to first assign some slides to an actual custom show. Instead of going Slide Show| Set up show| Custom Slide show, go to: Slideshow| Custom shows, which is located at the bottom of the menu. Click on the "New" button, add some slides from the current presentation, and you should be away! -- Regards, Glen Millar Microsoft PPT MVP http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/ Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here Remove spaces from signature
Glen - Thank you for responding. Unfortunately, my partner (Al Chapman) gave you the wrong information when descibing the problem. Custom shows have already been created and I can access them fine through Slide Show / Setup Slide Show .... Where access is greyed out is under Slide Show/Custom Shows. These shows were originally customized on this same computer. (Even if I create a new show from scratch, I cannot access Slide Show / Custom Shows through it.) I CAN run existing custom shows via F5 and right mouse click..., but I cannot edit them. Thank you for any help on this mystery. Fiona Law
Al Chapman said: Glen - Thank you for responding. Unfortunately, my partner (Al Chapman) gave you Click to expand...
These shows were originally customized on this same computer. (Even if I Click to expand...
- Nov 7, 2003
Glen - Windows 98 SP2 and Fiona is the only user. Glen - further to Fiona's message - if you start a new PP2000 presentation and create a few slides then BOTH: - SLIDE SHOW / SET UP SHOW / CUSTOM SHOW, and - SLIDE SHOW / CUSTOM SHOWS are greyed out / unnavailable. If custom shows exist (i.e. created some time ago on this computer when the menu item existed, or the whole show was moved from another computer), then you can run a custom show via F5 and right mouse click.
Hi, Thanks for the extra info, but I have no idea. I wonder if new service packs have been applied? I'll do some snooping. -- Regards, Glen Millar Microsoft PPT MVP http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/ Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here Remove spaces from signature
Al, I have been following this conversation with great interest. Unfortunately, no matter what I do here I can't recreate Fiona's problem. A few thoughts: 1) Is it possible that Fiona's copy of PPT has been corrupted? What happens if run Detect and Repair from the Help menu, does the option come back? I know you said you did a re-install, but sometimes D&R finds things re-install doesn't. 2) Once you have a presentation with a custom show on her machine, can you work with the custom show? 3) Does it matter whether the slides have titles or not? (It shouldn't, but I am data gathering....) -- Kathryn Jacobs, Microsoft PPT MVP If this helped you, please take the time to rate the value of this post: http://rate.affero.net/jacobskl/ Get PowerPoint answers at http://www.powerpointanswers.com Cook anything outdoors with http://www.outdoorcook.com Kathy is a trainer, writer, Girl Scout, and whatever else there is time for I believe life is meant to be lived. But: if we live without making a difference, it makes no difference that we lived
Another possibility: Do the titles on her slides have commas? That makes specific slides unselectable in custom shows, so, if all titles had commas, the whole custom show thing would be a mess. -- Regards, Glen Millar Microsoft PPT MVP http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/ Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here Remove spaces from signature
- Nov 9, 2003
This resolved another issue with slide finder dialog (insert/slides from file) not showing up for some users. No idea if it will help here or not, but it sure won't hurt to try. Be sure to back up the registry before trying this! Click Start, Run, Regedt32, OK Allow full control to users of the following keys: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0 Security - Permissions - check "Allow inheritable permissions" - Allow full control to all users.
- Nov 14, 2003
Kathryn - 1) Thanks for the suggestions. I've now run detect and repair on Fiona's computer, but SLIDE SHOW / CUSTOM SHOWS is still greyed out. 2)If we open a presentation that includes custom shows, we can get to them via SLIDE SHOW / SET UP SHOW / CUSTOM SHOW or through the right click mouse menu when running the show. 3)The show we've been testing has titles. I'll try prepare a new show on a different computer, add a custom show to it, move it to Fiona's computer and see if she can edit the custom show on it. Thanks again for any suggestions you can offer.
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Create and present a custom show
You can essentially tag a subset of slides in a presentation file for the purpose of showing that subset to a particular audience. You might think of it as a playlist. PowerPoint calls this a custom show .
When you create a custom show in PowerPoint, you can adapt a presentation for different audiences. Use a custom show to present only certain slides from your presentation, or to create a hyperlink to a group of slides in your presentation.
There are two kinds of custom shows: basic and hyperlinked . A basic custom show is a separate presentation or a presentation that includes some of the slides of the original. A hyperlinked custom show is a quick way to navigate to one or more separate presentations.
Basic custom shows
Use a basic custom show to present a subset of the slides in a presentation file. For example, if your presentation contains a total of five slides, a custom show named "Site 1" could contain just slides 1, 3, and 5. A second custom show named "Site 2" could include slides 1, 2, 4, and 5. When you create a custom show from a presentation, you can always run the whole presentation in its original sequential order, too.
1 Slides for Site 1
2 Slides for Site 2
Hyperlinked custom shows
Use a hyperlinked custom show to organize content in a presentation. For instance, if you create a primary custom show about your company's new overall organization, you can then create a custom show for each department within the organization and link to these shows from the primary presentation.
You can also use a hyperlinked custom show to create a table of contents slide. A table of contents slide lets you navigate to different sections of your presentation so that you can choose which sections to show to your audience at a particular time.
1 Slide with hyperlinks
2 Custom show for Department A
3 Custom show for Department B
Create a custom show and present it
Create a basic custom show.
Go to Slide Show > Custom Slide Show , and then select Custom Shows .
In the Custom Shows dialog box, select New .
Tip: To preview a custom show, click the name of the show in the Custom Shows dialog box, and then click Show .
Under Slides in presentation , choose the slides that you want to include in the custom show, and then select Add .
To change the order in which slides appear, under Slides in custom show , select a slide, and then click one of the arrows to move the slide up or down in the list.
Type a name in the Slide show name box, and then click OK .
Create a hyperlinked custom show
Under Slides in presentation , click the slides that you want to include in the main custom show, and then click Add .
Tip: To change the order in which slides appear, under Slides in custom show , select a slide, and then click one of the arrows to move the slide up or down in the list.
To create a hyperlink to a supporting show in your presentation, select the text or object that you want to be the link.
Go to Insert > Hyperlink .
In the Insert Links dialog box, under Link to , click Place in This Document .
Do one of the following:
To link to a custom show, in the Select a place in this document list, select the custom show that you want to go to, and then select the Show and return check box.
To link to a location in the current presentation, in the Select a place in this document list, select the slide that you want to go to.
Start a custom show from within PowerPoint
On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show .
In the Set Up Show dialog box, under Show slides , click Custom show , and then click the custom show that you want.
On the Slide Show tab, in the Start Slide Show group, click Custom Slide Show , and then click Custom Shows .
In the Custom shows list, select a show, and then click Show .
Create a custom show
Open the presentation that you want to use to create a custom show.
On the Slide Show tab, click Custom Show , and then click Custom Slide Show .
Under Slides in presentation , click the slides that you want to include in the custom show, and then click Add .
Type a name in the Slide show name box, and then click OK . To create additional custom shows with any slides in your presentation, repeat these steps.
Tip: To see how a custom show will appear in slide show view, in the Custom Shows dialog box, click the name of the show, and then click Start Show .
Link to other customs shows
A hyperlinked custom show is a quick way to navigate to other custom shows from your primary presentation. You can also create a table of contents slide to link from. Designing your presentation this way allows you to navigate from the table of contents slide to different sections of your presentation, so that you can choose which sections to show to your audience at a particular time. The following instructions explain how to create one or more custom shows, and then add a hyperlink from the primary presentation to the custom shows.
Note: If you want to create a hyperlink from one presentation to a completely different presentation, you can add a hyperlink to the other document. For more information, see Create, edit, or remove a hyperlink .
Select the text or object that you want to represent the hyperlink. You can also create a table of contents and hyperlink from each text entry as a way to navigate through your custom show. To do so, insert a new slide into your presentation, type a table of contents, and then link from each entry.
On the Insert tab, click Action .
In the Action Settings dialog box, select how to initiate the action by doing one of the following:
Click Hyperlink to , and then on the pop-menu, click Custom Show .
Under Custom Shows , select the custom show you want to link to.
To return to the slide that you started the custom show from after the custom show plays, select the Show and return check box. This option is helpful if you have a slide that serves as a table of contents to custom shows.
To add additional links to other custom shows, repeat these steps.
Play a custom show
On the Slide Show tab, click Custom Show , and then click the custom show that you want to play.
Note: If you haven't created a custom show yet, click Custom Show , click Custom Slide Show , and then click + .
Add, edit, or remove transitions between slides
PowerPoint for the web doesn't support custom shows. You need to use a desktop version of PowerPoint to create a custom show.
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