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Tutorial for Emphasis 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006 – Callouts

Using the Lists in Emphasis 002, 003, 004, 005, and 006 – Callouts

Emphasizing an element on a slide is a surprisingly delicate matter. If the emphasis is too "loud" it startles the audience and it seems as though you're shouting at them. If it is too subtle, the message is not really an emphasized. If the tone of your presentation is very sedate, then you don't need much in the way of emphasis to draw your audience's eyes. If you are trying to generate excitement and have a lot of activity in your presentation, you're going to have to work a little harder to come up with a device to emphasize a message. Try to avoid too much "wow" as it tends to overpower.

These series could also be considered as bullet alternatives. If your content consists of 5 bullets, then considering using Emphasis 005 (which has 5 lists) as a means of introducing the topic points of the document/presentation. Further, if you insert pictures or icons into the framework to illustrate each list, the pictures/icons can also be used throughout the document as a tracker (device used to assist with navigation/orientation within the document). Once you have identified the best-suited PowerFramework list series and framework within the series, download it to a specific location on your computer so you'll be able to find it (the desktop is always a good choice).


Customizing the Lists

Adjust size

If you want to change the size/shape of the frameworks in this series, you will need to import all of the variations of this series onto the same page.Once imported and before you ungroup, select all at the same time and resize to your liking.It is important to do this to all frameworks within the series at the same time or they will not look like a cohesive set in your document.After you are pleased with the new sizing, put each framework on its own page, ungroup, and apply your customizations.


Color

Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the frameworks will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document.Select "No line" if you want to eliminate the outline of the object. You can also change the line point size of the line if you want thinner or heaver lines.The coloring needs to be absolutely consistent within the series in order to promote a cohesive and polished effect.


3D variations

Best practice is to not use 3D with this type of framework.Layering correctly becomes a challenge because there are so many fields in the framework.Also, 3D tends to obscure the concept of the framework.


Shadows

The use of shadows in this type of framework becomes tricky.It's probably best to avoid this type of customization.


Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Gradients, patterns, and pictures are the best choice to add interest and dimension to this type of framework. Gradients in the areas containing text can add interest.Adding a picture or icon in one of sections can add a great deal of interest. If you use gradients, you can probably delete the the lines.


Animations

Animations should be selected that will enhance the meaning of the message, not merely to add interest to the slide. A good animation scheme might be to reveal the text on clicks instead of animating the framework.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

EM002 – Emphasis 002 – Two-Column Callouts

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EM003 – Emphasis 003 – Three-Column Callouts

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EM004 – Emphasis 004 – Four-Column Callouts

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EM005 – Emphasis 005 – Five-Column Callouts

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EM006 – Emphasis 006 – Six-Column Callouts

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Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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