STEP ONE: DOWNLOAD
After purchasing the presentation template that fits your needs, click the download button to receive a compressed folder of your presentation template (A compressed folder makes it easier and faster to download the different components of your presentation template, like custom fonts and the templates).
STEP TWO: UNPACK
In the downloads folder of your computer, you will now see a file labeled with your presentation template’s name. The file will end with the suffix .zip. In order to begin using your template, you need to unzip the folder. On a Windows to extract the entire contents of the compressed folder, right-click the folder, in context menu click Extract All, and then follow the instructions. You can also double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location. On a Mac, simply double-click on the folder to unpack the contents of the folder.
STEP THREE: CONTENTS
Once the folder is unzipped, you will see three subfolders inside and a .pdf document containing a copy of detailed instructions.
STEP FOUR: FONTS
To use the custom fonts included in your presentation, you need to add the included fonts to your computer’s font library. Double-click on the Fonts folder to see the individual fonts included in your presentation template. On a Windows choose all font files, then right-click files, in context menu click Install New Font. On a Mac, open Font Book (you can find this by searching for Font Book) and drag and drop the individual font files over to the list of fonts. The fonts will now be added to your library and you can use them in any program on your computer, just like you would use Times New Roman.
STEP FIVE: OPEN POWERPOINT
Finally, in the PowerPoint folder, you will find your presentation template. Double-click on the presentation template to launch PowerPoint and begin using your template.
When designing slides, it’s important to ask yourself, "How much detail do I really need?" Presenters often include too much data in their on-screen charts.
There are several ways to display data in graphic form; here are a few things to keep in mind:
Pie charts: Use to show percentages. Limit the slices to 4-6 and contrast the most important slice either with colour or by 'exploding' the slice by dragging it away from the centre.
Vertical bar charts and horizontal bar charts: Use to show changes in quantity over time. Best if you limit the bars to 4-8.
Line charts: Use to demonstrate trends.
In general, tables are good for side-by-side comparisons of quantitative data. But they can lack immediate visual impact. Using a table can depend on what you want your figures to show.
For example, if you want to emphasise that your contributions are significantly higher than two other parties, it's best to show that in the form of a bar chart.
If, on the other hand, you're trying to downplay the fact that your contributions are lower than others, a table will display the same information in a less dramatic way.
Using colour in tables: A neutral fill colour for tables and charts is light blue (RGB 228 / 231 / 233).
Other complementary colours in graphs or diagram s should b e neutrals or from the supporting palette below.
If you run out of colours, you can use the complementary colours at 50 per cent transparency for a lighter effect.
The supporting colour palette is:
Red RGB 197 / 22 / 56 Green RGB 0 / 144 / 103 Blue RGB 0 / 61 / 129 Y ellow RGB 230 / 142 / 38 Purple RGB 71 / 34 / 108 Imperial blue RGB 0 / 57 / 102