Building PowerPoint Templates: Step by step with the experts

Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg

A one-of-a-kind guide to building templates that work well beyond your desktop.

Rare copies of the first edition do exist!

The authors are working on a second edition. Stay tuned for more info.

Formatting with Invisible Bullet Characters

By Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg First, we commend you for choosing to override the default PowerPoint text formatting and lose those dreaded dots from slide hell. Second, kudos to you for choosing to limit the amount of text on the screen to short, concise phrases....

An update on “safe fonts” for PowerPoint

There is a lot of confusing, incomplete, and often misleading information out there about choosing fonts in PowerPoint. Specifically, which fonts are considered safe to use when sharing files. Safe fonts are those that are common to most users and therefore will not...

Can I Get a Better Green?

PowerPoint automatically generates the tints and shades that populate the theme color gallery. You cannot manually select your own colors for these swatches. The tints and shades are based on the values you specify for the theme colors. If your theme colors are overly...