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Formatting for the NISL Content Slides 10

That concludes inserting headers, text boxes, and custom animation. I will show you how to do some additional text formats that you must use on your NISL slides.

Shadow Text

Select the text from Point 1 (see below).

Click on the menu bar Format|Font.

Change Point 1's text to Shadow text.

Click OK. Select Slide Show (from current slide) on the bottom left of your screen, to get a better view of the shadow text.

You should know by now how to change font colours.

Click on the menu bar Format|Font.

If you want to use other colours on your slides, you can use the following:


RGB (red, green, blue)

Secondary 100 : 100 : 0
Tertiary 128 : 128 : 0
Emphasis 204 : 153 : 0

You can also refer to slide 7 to see the effect of the above colours on the slide.

Hyperlink colours

Hyperlink colours are different to Primary, Secondary and the other colours that you can apply to your slides. The reason for this is that hyperlink colours (unvisited link and visited link) are set to a default colour (usually corresponding to your web browser's setting for these colours). You can change the hyperlink colours as follows:

Click on the menu bar Format|Slide Design.

The Slide Design Task Pane will appear on the right-hand side of your screen.

Click on Color Schemes on the Slide Design Task Pane.

Click on Edit Color Schemes, at the bottom of the Slide Design Task Pane.

The Edit Color Scheme dialog (above) allows you to change a number of colours for your slides. However, only the last two in the list is of interest to us, namely, Accent and hyperlink and Accent and followed hyperlink.

Double-click the Accent and hyperlink colour as shown above. The following dialog will appear which will allow you to change the Accent and hyperlink colour.

The colour settings for hyperlinks on NISL slides are:


RGB (red, green, blue)

Accent and hyperlink 96 : 132 : 113
Accent and followed hyperlink 204 : 102 : 0

After you have inserted the above settings for the two types of hyperlinks, insert a hyperlink onto your slide.

Change the text of Point 2 and 3 as follows:

Select the text as follows:

Click on the menu bar Insert|Hyperlink.

Or click the Insert Hyperlink icon on the Standard toolbar (see below).

Insert (Do not click on this link!)

Do the same for the text for Point 3 (was been changed to "Google (visited link).

Both points now have hyperlinks.

Select Slide Show (from current slide) on the bottom left of your screen, to view the animation.

Both links are still unvisited, so both shows the unvisited hyperlink colour. While still in Slide Show mode, click now on the link, "Google (visited link)". You will be taken to Google in your web browser.

Return to the slide show and the link will show the orange visited hyperlink colour (see below).