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Choose the right font size for your presentations
Font size on PowerPoint is an important aspect to consider when creating your presentation. It can have an impact on the readability of your content and the reading experience of your audience.
First, it is important to note that the recommended font size may differ depending on the use of your presentation. If you plan to present your slideshow orally, it is recommended that you use a larger font so that your audience can easily follow your presentation. On the other hand, if your presentation is intended to be read, a smaller font may be acceptable, as people will take the time to read each slide carefully.
It is also important not to always use the same font size for headlines and body text, contrary to what common usage may suggest. If you have a short title, you can use a larger font to emphasize it. For the body text, it is recommended to adapt the font size to the length of the content. If you have a lot of text to include, you may need to use a smaller font to fit it all on one slide. The web is a perfect example of this as there are often many text styles on a given page (up to 6-8 styles and sizes to cover all needs). Using title sizes based on their length will allow you to create original compositions based on writing and text and give you more design possibilities.
The font rendering size may also vary depending on the font used. Some fonts are designed to be read at smaller sizes, while others are more difficult to read at smaller sizes. Therefore, it is important to choose a font that is appropriate for your content and the use of your presentation to improve its accessibility and readability.
Consider screen size and distance from the presentation: Screen size and distance from the presentation can affect the readability of your presentation. If you are using a large screen or your audience is far away from the screen, you can use a smaller font. On the other hand, if you are using a small screen or your audience is close to the screen, you may need to use a larger font. The use of the PowerPoint mobile app on iOS or Android is becoming more common, think about reading on small screens as well.
Here are our minimum size recommendations depending on the uses of your presentation:
It's important to remember that these recommendations are minimums and that you can adjust the font size to suit your needs and your presentation design. Feel free to experiment to find the font size that works best for your content and your audience.
Using these tips, you should be able to choose an appropriate font size for your PowerPoint presentation that will be easy to read and pleasing to the eye. Remember to test different font sizes to find the one that works best for your presentation.
Read our article on how to create a beautiful presentation based on the font only.
In conclusion, the font size on PowerPoint is an important aspect to consider when creating your presentation. It can have an impact on the readability of your content and the experience of your audience.
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