Have your page set up for 35mm slides BEFORE you
create your presentation.
Changing this after will result in misalignment of text and
stretched graphics on
your slides. To do this click on FILE and select PAGE SETUP
and then choose
35mm SLIDES (or 7.33 x 11 or any 3:2 proportion) instead of
on screen show. We
can still print your slides if they are not set to 35mm -
your presentation slide will
not fill the full frame slide. You will get black strips on
the both sides of your slide.
Make sure all text and graphics are away from the edges of
the page so that none
of the information will be covered by the slide mounts. With
your ruler turned on,
check to make sure you have at least 1/2 inch border on all
sides of your
presentation. This will give us plenty of room for mounting.
Please make sure to use only True Type fonts for all texts
and bullets. If your font
does not have a double tt like symbol to the left of it, it
will not print accurately. If
you do end up using any non-traditional True Type fonts such
as symbols, script,
etc..., please embed the non-standard fonts into your or
else our computer may
select a different font for your slide. Arial and Times New
Roman are True Type
Fonts. Times is not.
If you are importing graphs from other programs, try to
create as much of the text
as you can in PowerPoint. Generally, this will give you
significantly sharper text.
"The bigger the image size, the better the quality" IS NOT
ALWAYS TRUE. A 500
Kb JPEG image maximizes the quality of a 35mm PowerPoint
slide. Using a
larger image only increase your file size. Make sure your
images are in 8 bit and
RGB mode (not in CMYK or 16 bit).
Create one PowerPoint file. Try to submit one PowerPoint
file with multiple slides.
In your PowerPoint program - go to the top menu bar - select
insert "New Slide".
This will add a blank slide to your existing PowerPoint
Mac users - Please make sure to add a "ppt" file extension
to your file name if it
Check spelling before you send your file. We are not
responsible for misspelled
words in the original file. Also don't forget to double
check names and addresses.
Using dark backgrounds with lighter text will project better
and is much easier on
Please be aware that the color of the slides usually comes
out lighter than the
color shown on your screen. Every monitor shows color a
little different. What you
get might not be what you see. Our monitors are calibrated
to our film recorder.
If we run into printing problems we will attempt to correct
them. We will not be
responsible for delays due to incomplete or unreadable
schedules prevent us from checking files when they arrive.
It is possible that we
will not open your file until we are ready to print. We
will contact you if your slide(s)
are not printable. Before we print we will quickly scroll
through your presentation
and we may adjust any possible problems like move text away
from the edge.
Keep slides short and sweet. Don't cram too much in. Try to
keep to 5-7 lines of
18 point text with headlines in 27-36 point with a different
color. Try not to use
capital letters or underline for emphasis - use bold
instead. Use styles to give a
consistent look to the presentation. A couple of different
fonts is plenty.