When I was in grad school, one of my advisors, Terry Au, drilled into us that we needed big font sizes in PowerPoint presentations and posters. I didn't fully appreciate it at the time, but I trusted her (look, she's a vice president at a major university now). Now, with my way over-40 eyes (and not quite yet over anything else), I get it.
Whoever designs PowerPoint templates didn't have Terry as an advisor because the font size defaults are really small. I have, many times, gone back through and changed the font size of each and every slide, one by one. This falls into the category of Inefficient, but too lazy to figure out the alternative.
Well, today I figured it out, and I'm sharing it here in case you ever fall into inefficient and too lazy to figure out moments. Here goes:
1. Go to VIEW at top menu
2. Choose "slide master"
3. Select the level of text you want.
4. Choose "home" from the top menu
5. Change the font size.
Magic. You can even change the font type, if you so choose. And, I'm noticing as I type, you can change the footer too - so you can have, for instance, the same footer on every slide. My mind is blown.
If you are a more visual person, you can get it directly from MS Office support, with pictures. But no annoying commentary.
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