The cover slide introduces your presentation with a large photograph to help engage the audience. The photo’s width should be kept even with the bar at the top of the template and allow room under the photo for your heading. Be sure to size or crop your photograph to fit the area.
The heading should be red Univers Condensed Bold 32 point in all caps. You can download all the PowerPoint templates from the Print Downloads page.
The majority of the slides in your presentation will be this standard slide. It gives you the ability to customize the copy to include a heading, subhead and bullets. These slides include a gradient background to add some interest to the presentation, but additional slides with a white background are also available online. The heading should be red Univers Condensed Bold 32 point in all caps. The subheadings are black Univers Condensed Bold 28 point with title case capitalization. The bullets are black Univers Condensed 24 point with sentence style capitalization.
Sub-bullets (not shown) are black Univers Condensed 20 point, and they decrease 4 points for each subsequent sublevel. The white background should be used if you are including graphics that have a white space around them.
When choosing photography for PowerPoint presentations, follow the same style guidelines detailed in the photography section. The photos should have active imagery with visual energy and flow. Unless the PowerPoint will be printed, the resolution of the photography can be Web quality (72 dpi) at the actual size it will be displayed. All photos should be sized or cropped to fit within the dimensions found in the PowerPoint templates online. The heading should be red Univers Condensed Bold 32 point in all caps. The bullets are black Univers Condensed 24 point with sentence style capitalization. Additional templates, including those with vertical photography and graphs are available here (insert link).
Visit the university photo gallery or the CALS photo gallery to access our photography database where you can quickly find photos for your presentation. Photo sizing guidelines are included in the PowerPoint templates online.
Photo Slide with Arial Typeface
If you aren’t able to get access to the Univers Condensed typeface, use the Arial typeface for your PowerPoint slides. The same design standards should be followed when using this typeface.