Slideshow Template Instructions

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After you’ve downloaded your template, you can open it up in Microsoft PowerPoint.

We recommended you re-save the template under a different name, before proceeding. Just in case you need to go back to the original template provided. 

Open the template file. Click File/Save As/’appropriate name’/Save

Add your desired text to the templates.



Note that if you don’t add text to a placeholder text box, it won’t appear in the slideshow. This is an easy fix – just add your desired text!

Add images by clicking on the image icons:

Or for a shape placeholder, right-click where you would like to put your photo. Select Fill, Picture.

Follow the prompts and navigate to the image you want to include.

You can adjust how this image sits using the Crop Tool which you can find under the Picture Format Menu.

If the image is distorted, select the ‘Fill’ option from this menu.

You can also adjust the image position within the shape by using the Crop tool.

 

If the image is distorted, select the ‘Fill’ option from this menu.

You can also adjust the image position within the shape by using the Crop tool.

You can adjust image colors and effects, such as ‘Soft Edges’ under ‘Picture Format’.

You can also adjust colour saturation and transparency under this same menu…

Any ‘Fixed elements’ (elements that you can’t seem to move) can be edited under the Master Slide Template. Click ‘View’, ‘Slide Master’.

Remember that anything you change here will affect the whole template. For example, you can change slide transitions ALL at once.

Test your slideshow and make any adjustments as required. I recommend checking how it runs on venue equipment if at all possible prior to the time the slideshow is needed.

You’ll need to follow instructions of the service/equipment provider.

Tip: You may need to shrink your file size if you are emailing it. You can do this by compressing images under ‘Picture Format’ ‘Compress Pictures’.

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Common Questions

All text is editable unless stated in the item description.

Any provided photos are placeholders, with the intent that you can change them. You can do this by clicking on the image icon within the template. Some images are locked to help preserve the layout, BUT, you CAN still edit these via the Master Slide Template. Further instructions are provided with your file.

Choose images with a high enough resolution so that they don’t appear blurry. For example, if your computer is set to a display size of 1024 x 768. That’s the size you want your full-slide images to be. If the slideshow will be projected with a video or data projector it doesn’t matter how large or small the screen is as you will be optically magnifying the same image to various sizes, but the number of dots/pixels (DPI) remains the same.

If you need to be able to send your file via email, you may need to compress your images in order to make the file smaller. You can do this under the Picture Format Menu. Select ‘Compress’ Pictures.

This will bring up the following options…

HD is ideal for a PowerPoint, but if that does not appear as an option it’s probably because your images are not a high enough resolution to start with.

220 PPI is fine. HD is ideal.

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