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No more lousy PowerPoint slides
Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Box 351310, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1310, USA
Too many PowerPoint and other visual presentations are positively lousy: The graphics or the text on the slides are illegible. Illustrations directly imported into PowerPoint from a printed page or the Internet are routinely lousy, especially if two or more such illustrations are placed on a single slide. The most effective slides are those expressly crafted for a visual presentation. However, remedial techniques can make published illustrations effective. The key to creating effective slides is to make both images and text sufficiently large and simple.
Manuscript received 27 March 2013; accepted 1 July 2013