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Tutorial for Relationships 012 – Container Set

This series of frameworks does a couple of things. The frameworks establish relationships by providing compartments for text/graphic/photographic content, and they can be used as part of the overall design of a presentation (which is why they are also listed in the design elements category). The frameworks are a coordinated set of stylized frames for text or graphics. This type of design is very tailored and compartmentalized. They work well when used consistently within a document to establish a cohesive "look." For example, choose one framework when presenting photographs, another for a take-away thought, another for a lead-in thought.

This series suggests a file-folder-type of design. You may want to use it with BA004, which also uses this concept.


Customizing the relational elements

Adjust size

If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations. If you are using more than one framework in this series, import them both and size them at the same time. Then place each on their respective pages and begin customizations. They will be uniformly sized.


Color variations

Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. Do not eliminate the lines unless the pieces are different colors or if you're using white.


3D variations

3D effects can be used, but use short depths and apply 3D consistently or the set will not work as a set any longer. Be sure to change the layer order depending on the direction of the 3D.


Shadows

Shadows can be used, but use short depths and apply shadows consistently or the set will not work as a set any longer. Be sure to change the layer order depending on the direction of the shadow.


Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Gradients work well with these frameworks.


Animations

These frameworks work best when simple reveals are used.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

RE012 – Relationship 012 – Container Set

Possible use example

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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