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4. Create Visual Appeal with a Theme and Images

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The text you added to your slides is just one way your presentation communicates information.

How your slides look is also part of their message.

Slides that look appealing will capture the audience’s attention and help them focus on your main points.

In this video, you will make your slides look polished and professional to help you communicate with your audience.

To start, change the theme of the presentation.

Some themes are more serious and professional looking, while others are bright, fun, or creative.

Choose a theme that matches the tone and information you’re communicating.

A theme updates the appearance of all the slides in the presentation.

This includes the slide background and font.

Next, add an image.

Images help the audience immediately understand the content of a slide.

They can also illustrate a point you are making or show a picture of something you are explaining.

Choose a slide in your presentation where you will add an image.

Then, from the insert menu, select the option you are using to add the image.

You can upload an image from your computer, search the web for one, or even take one with your device’s camera.

To get an image from the internet to display in your presentation, do a search.

Make sure you have permission to use that image.

To make the image fit on the slide, resize it by clicking and dragging on the corner of the image.

You can arrange the order on a slide so some elements appear over others.

For example, your image can appear behind the text.

To change the shape of an image, use the cropping tool.

Choose a shape for the image, and drag the handle to resize it.

Once you have changed the look of your presentation, move on to the next video to share and present your slides.

Now it’s your turn: Change the look of your presentation by choosing a theme.

Insert at least one image in your slides.

Resize the image, crop it, and change the layering order on your slides so the image appears correctly.

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Instructions
  1. Change the look of your presentation by choosing a theme.
  2. Insert at least one image in your slides.
  3. Resize the image, crop it, and change the layering order on your slides so the image appears correctly.