Slide Master are the global default settings for your PowerPoint slides.
Before you begin creating your voting questions you should setup your slide master to ensure all slides are formatted the same way in the current presentation.
To get to the slide master:
- Open PowerPoint
- Go to the View tab in the PowerPoint ribbon
- In Master Views section select Slide Master
- ViewPoint questions and analysis slides in PowerPoint generally use the Title and Content or Title and Text slide layout. Pie charts use Title and 2-column text.
- From the Slide Master page you can select the default colours for different aspects of the voting question.
Text/Background – Dark 1: Affects the font colour of both the title and option text, clock number and vote prompt
Text/Background – Light 1: Affects background colour
Accent 1: Affects default bars, vote control background, vote trigger background and the countdown clock background
Accent 2: Affects 2nd bar in an analysis breakdown slide or pie segment
Accent 3: Default tick colour for correct answer and 3rd bar in an analysis breakdown slide or pie segment
- You can also select the font style for both the question title and the option text
Header font: Affects the question title
Body font: Option font, bar data labels, numeric scale, numeric scale legend and labels, vote prompt, scoreboard places and scores and the countdown clock
- The slide master will be the default formatting when creating new questions however, on every slide you can go in a change any of the objects individually.
If you find any slides are automatically resizing then you will have to disable Autofit. Untick Auto fit in Preferences:
You may also be required to change the Text options in the slide master
- Right-click on border of text box within the master view
- Select Format Shape
- Click Text Options and select Text Box
- Set to Shrink text on overflow or Do Not Autofit
Ungrouping a ViewPoint object in PowerPoint provides additional flexibility for design, layout and custom animation, although be aware that after changes are made it can not be undone (i.e. regrouped).
However, at any time individual shapes and text boxes can be returned to a Group (and therefore controlled by Auto-fit rules) by selecting Reset to Default in Display Options.
The following table explains some of the PowerPoint terminology that is used whendescribing chart shapes.
'Lines' are PowerPoint objects, such as arrows, that can be drawn on aslide. Lines cannot contain text. A line can be created by choosing 'Insert >Shapes > Line' then drawing on the slide.
The initial style properties of every new line is stored within thepresentation theme. To update the default line style, right-click on a lineand choose 'Set as Default Line'. The style of the selected line will be becopied to every new line that is subsequently created.
The following chart shapes are PowerPoint lines:
'Shapes' are PowerPoint objects, such as rectangles, that can be drawn ona slide. Shapes can contain text. A shape can be created by choosing'Insert > Shapes > Rectangle' then drawing on the slide.
The initial style properties of every new shape is stored within thepresentation theme. To update the default shape style, right-click on ashape and choose 'Set as Default Shape'. The style of the selected shape will be be copied to every new shape that is subsequently created.
The following chart shapes are PowerPoint shapes:
The following vote effects are also PowerPoint shapes:
|Default Text Box||
'Text Boxes' are PowerPoint rectangular objects that can be drawn on aslide and allow text to be entered. A text box can be created by choosing'Insert > Shapes > Text Box' then drawing on the slide.
The initial style properties of every new text box is stored within thepresentation theme. To update the default text box style, right-click on atext box and choose 'Set as Default Text Box'. The style of the selectedtext box will be be copied to every new text box that is subsequentlycreated.
The following chart shapes are PowerPoint text boxes:
The various lines, shapes and text boxes within bar charts, column charts, pie charts and calculated values question displays are 'grouped' together so that they appear as one object on the slide. This allow all elements within the question display to be moved and resized together.
You can 'ungroup' a question display by right-clicking on it and choosing 'Group > Ungroup'. A common reason for ungrouping a question display is to animate various chart shapes individually, such as when revealing a correct answer.
The presentation theme, or slide master, controls the background, style and layout of each slide. The entire presentation theme can be changed withinthe 'Design' ribbon. The properties of each different type of slide can be changed within 'View > Slide Master'.
Each Lumi ViewPoint chart shape copies its initial formatting properties from the corresponding default line, shape or text box within the current presentation theme.
|Theme Colours||Theme colours are the default palette of complementary colours that matchthe background and general style of the presentation theme. The theme colours can be viewed by selecting a shape then clicking on 'Design >Create New Theme Colors'. The fill colour of each pie slice is taken from the 'Create New Theme Colors' screen, starting with 'Accent 1'.|
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