Mathematical Equations in PowerPoint
As a technical professional, you frequently have to include mathematical equations in your PowerPoint presentations. Unfortunately, in many cases, the results are not very professional looking, with everything being different sizes and misaligned.
To improve things, some presenters take screenshots of equations that don’t look good, and then paste it onto their slide, making a grainy image of what used to be a good looking equation with a background that doesn’t match with the rest of the slide. We can do better.
It’s not hard to make an equation in PowerPoint that looks good and makes you look good. First, we’ll review how to put an equation into PowerPoint, and then how to make it look good.
The formula you can see right here is used for the Light ratio to a magnitude of a star.
On the Insert tab, in the Symbols group, click the arrow next to Equation, scroll through the options in the list, and then click the equation you want.
If your target equation does not exist here, add a text box and then click on the equation option.
For example, I want to type A to the power of two
Now I going to add power, so I click on this option and type( A) and then add 2.
Again I follow the same process.
I can also use matrix ، logarithms, etc. and also big Parentheses with the Fraction line, inside like this.
And then I add a radical with the order of 8 on the top of the Fraction line.
That’s the formula I created now with the equation option, available on PowerPoint.
Hyperlinks are one of the great challenges for slide makers.
for example, look at this text.
You may copy some parts of one issue from the internet but suddenly face some words in different colors and a line below and if you click on them, you’ll be guided to another website like this. These are called hyperlinks.
The easy way to remove them is to right-click on those specific words and then select remove link options like this.
Don’t forget to remove them cause it’s kind of amateur to have such hyperlinked words in your slides.
Another important point that we should consider is that you must set your slides based on the language you’re going to deliver a speech.
For example, If you’re going to deliver a lecture in Chinese, then you have to make your slides in Chinese as well.
I mostly saw that in developing countries, people use English slides while they’re talking in Persian or Arabic which is so wrong.
Consider that people who are readers are so sensitive to the wrong spellings.
Small spelling mistakes can be so distracting to your listeners.
You can check your spelling mistakes in word office as well.
The slide you see right here is for a university professor about strategies.
As you look at the whole slide you just see some strange Abbreviation and letters which are unclear to the audience.
So be careful not to overuse short forms to confuse your audiences.