Questions about design related to presenting content to a usually live audience. Presentations are regularly part the design, part talk.

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Large color set for coloring of many datasets on a plot

I need large set (20 and more) of contrasted and easily visually distinguishable colors for coloring different datasets on a scientific plot (the set of colors should not include write and black and ...
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What's the pixel dimensions of a powerpoint slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress?

What's the dimensions of a powerpoint slide in pixels? I'm having a hard time trying to get it right. I keep guessing and checking and it's taking too long. I googled some results and they're a bit ...
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How can I create realistic business card mockups?

I'm trying to produce the effect in the below image: I'd preferably like to do this with Photoshop or Illustrator. How can this be accomplished?
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1answer
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Looking for a grid template for Powerpoint

I'm new to this community. I wouldn't describe myself so much as a designer but rather someone who has a need to create presentations as part of my job and would like to improve the design of those ...
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4answers
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How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?

I just created a big web application, and I need a way to present it. I want to allow people to visualize the amount and complexity of code I coded ("wow this is a giant bunch of code" and "wow this ...
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1answer
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Should I use different colours for talks in two languages?

Should I use different colours for different languages? Do viewers find it easier to read if the two languages are in different colours, or do they find it an insult to their intelligence? ...
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Is there a way to resize boxes in PowerPoint smart art without all other boxes changing size?

I am designing org charts using PowerPoint 2010 (because they will need to be edited by people without design software) and it's becoming maddening. I decided to use the smart art feature because it ...
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1answer
231 views

How to diagrammatically represent High Value Added

High Value Added Manufacturing is a manufacturing model whereby the sale price of the end product is considerably higher than the production cost. And I have no idea where to begin representing this ...
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3answers
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Are there any presentation software or sites besides Microsoft Powerpoint?

Are there any good presentation software/websites besides Microsoft Powerpoint that are Free Simple to use Doesn't require sign up Thanks.
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2answers
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Good color to get attention in presentation

I am working on an important presentation and and need a color to highlight otherwise black text on white background (beamer presentation). An example is highlighting data in a table with a color for ...
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2answers
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Are people in science-related fields appreciating clean and simple slides?

I am currently doing a master study in marine biology. Most of the slides in presentations I see (from students as well as teachers) are extremely cluttered with information and visually completely ...
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2answers
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Does adding navigation to presentation slides help the audience?

I'm creating a presentation template and I'm thinking of placing a little navigation on one side of the page to show viewers where they are in the presentation and whats left. Does this make sense?
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Where can I find unique templates for Presentation folders?

I have to design a Presentation Folder Design and print it. I have never done one before, I googled a bit and found some templates with a great tutorial above them : ...
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Industry secrets of effective brochure / advert design

I don't have a formal education in design, so have never been taught any industry secrets or methodologies of general design. I am however a seasoned web & graphic designer, and usually end up ...
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1answer
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3d packaging mockups

Is there a simple way to create a 3D looking cardboard box to show off what some packaging might look like. Photoshop solutions would be helpful. I would like to be able to change the images on the ...
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1answer
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Convert pdf files to slideshow without Acrobat?

Is there a way to force an existing .pdf file to launch full-screen and auto-advance (prefereably with transitions) without owning Adobe Acrobat?
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3answers
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Alternative to Keynote to design great slides?

What software are designers using to create great presentation slides? E.g. Adding (configurable) drop shadows on text Creating custom slide backgrounds, e.g radial gradients Adding noise or ...
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2answers
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What slide ratio is more appropriate if I don't know the screen size?

I've got to make a presentation but I don't know the ratio of the screen it will be viewed on. It will also have to be available in printable version (A4). What slide ratio is more appropriate given ...
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1answer
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How to create a PowerPoint slide template that enforces consistency across users within a group?

I have been asked to come up with a PowerPoint slide template for use by multiple speakers from a single group. The key element that was requested is a footer. The footer should have some unifying ...
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2answers
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How to do a prototype print of a business card

I'm a newbie in the freelancer world. I started creating logos and business cards and I show it to my customers. Well, I always face a problem how to present my work in a professional and a nice way. ...
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1answer
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Eye pleasing aspect ratio for slides and handouts

Assuming that there are no restrictions like the ratio of a screen; what is an eye pleasing ratio for presentation slides and handouts (containing information about the presentation)? Is it something ...
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2answers
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Zoom transition in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint for a presentation (I know that other tools may be better, but not in this case). In a transition between two slides, I've to zoom part of an image (which is a simple tree ...
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1answer
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Eye catching & useful web slides - what are the do's and don'ts?

I hope you don't mind a programmer barging in on the graphic design site....! I usually work with design agencies to turn their creative ideas into web-site reality. So I can appreciate a good ...
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Creating an interactive publication for Android/iOS/PDF/Web

I have rudimentary desktop publishing experience, and I would like to create a resume (not in the publishing field!) that I can give to prospective clients as a free iOS app (iPad/iPhone), Android ...
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Powerpoint, Disable click to next slide but not animations

I'm working on a presentation, I have a standard slide where you click to bring up bullet points on by one, however after all the bullet points have appeared I want the presenter to click one of two ...
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1answer
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How to create usable graphic for a powerpoint template? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the pixel dimensions of a powerpoint slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress? I need to create a PowerPoint presentation template that will be used in ...
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Easiest way to present design on Device (imac/macbook/iphone) screen?

I see so many people presenting their designs/portfolio on device screens, like a macbook pro or imac or even iphone. I'm also seeing program developers and others do so who I presume aren't ...