your PowerPoint slide has a gorgeous picture
-- but there is no way that you can put
legible text on the page.
Here is a lovely slide with poorly defined
text in the lower half of the slide.
How can I make this text legible?
Click on the text that needs a
change in its background.
Notice that the entire text box
Now, look at the line of icons
at the bottom of the screen. If you do
not see any icons there, go to
Drawing and they will appear.
You will see a little bucket
that looks like this
It will be at the bottom of the page.
Press on the downward pointing
arrow to the right of the bucket.
A small menu will appear.
(If the menu is not colored, check to see if
box is still white. Your screen should look like
the screen above the bucket.
Select Fill Effects
The first tab called Gradient
Select a color that you would
like to use.
Set the gradient from 0%
Chose a shading style: I
In some versions of PowerPoint
you will need to choose semi- transparent
elsewhere in this menu.
Here is your PowerPoint slide
with its soft semi-transparent fill.