I do your presentation props — PowerPoint & Prezi
A properly designed template will keep visual unity and consistency throughout your slides. Same branded fonts. Same branded colours. Consistent layout grid. All important issues for a PowerPoint user striving to stay away from the mishmash of the kitchen sink slide. Last thing a user needs to worry about when building slides is if the blue is the correct blue… the proper RGB numbers, the same font, the same bullet colour, inconsistencies in line spacing, alignment, jittering of the background or company logo, design element location. A template just makes it easier. Especially if you consistently use the pre-programmed PowerPoint layouts. Which are okay as a start.
Here is an example of a properly designed template. It makes the background choices and layouts available on a mouse click. This a a screen grab from a PowerPoint 2007 template. Access these from the “Home” tab, “Slides” section, under the “Layout” button.
A smaller file size is also the result, as the background image is imported only once. Same fonts, font size and colour, leading and paragraph spacing,
bullets and indents are consistent in colour, size, alignment. Colours and font set are also available in Associated MS Office software, i.e., Excel, Word…
If, down the road, you customize each slide, using a properly built template still gives you a solid base from which to start. All is still editable.