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Tutorial for Text Tables 013 – Pros and Cons

This framework focuses on the blowout descriptions of each segment of the matrix instead of the matrix itself. The layout is appealing because it is difficult to add descriptions to a matrix outside the matrix; most descriptions reside within the matrix. This might be best used as a second page: a description page following a slide with the enlarged matrix (which might have other types of descriptions contained in the segments). There are two versions of the framework in the download: one with one color and the other with multiple colors for each segment.

Customizing the frameworks

Adjust size

You can't group tables and graphics together, so the frameworks will need to be sized in pieces. Group the graphic elements and resize first, and then resize the tables and place them within the resized graphic group. You can ungroup the graphic elements for further formatting. Adjust the font sizing in the tables to accommodate the new size if appropriate.

You can also change the width of the individual columns in the tables. They are currently formatted to be exactly the same. Since space is constrained by the bounding box, adjusting the column widths or font sizes may be necessary to maintain the table size.

Color variations

Use colors from your template palette to color the graphic elements, etc. You can choose complementary colors for the tables as well if you choose. The two connecting elements (from oval to rectangle containing table) can be made semitransparent if you wish.

3D variations

Don't use 3D with these frameworks.


If you use shadows, do not apply them to the two connecting elements, especially if they are semitransparent.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Not really recommended for this framework.


Simple reveals are best with these. Also, wipes from the central oval might be used.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

TT013 – Text Table 013 – Pros and Cons

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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