IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
FOR USING PRESENTATION SOFTWARE (POWERPOINT)
AND SPECIAL EFFECTS
get carried away with fancy formatting or overuse of moving text. Strive
the audience needs to read an outline or abstract during your talk, consider
using a light colored background for your slides. The reflected light will
provide illumination to help read handouts.
DATA -- USE ONE OR MORE FIGURES OR TABLES IN YOUR PRESENTATION
using fonts smaller than 18-point.
using more than 2 different types of fonts in your slide show
use Arial for slide titles and Comic Sans MS for slide text
ONE OR MORE IMAGES IN YOUR PRESENTATION
Excel to make figures.
you make a figure in Excel, copy the figure and then paste it into a blank
here to learn more.
tables directly in PowerPoint by using a PowerPoint "table slide".
It is nice to formally acknowledge the source(s) of images used in your
surprising assortment of images can be found on the web. However, the quality
of these images may not be of sufficient quality for use in PowerPoint.
To download an image from the web to your computer, simply right-click
on the image (Windows uses) or just click on the image (Mac users).
can scan images (photographs, diagrams, tables, etc.) from a printed source
and insert these images into a PowerPoint slide.
here to learn more about using images.
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