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Subject:Re: Slide presentation question From:Ana Maria Gallo <anitamari -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET> Date:Mon, 3 Mar 1997 09:59:18 -0800
geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA wrote:
> ... suggested an alternative: replace some of the recurring
> heading text with a simple graphic. ...
I like the idea. The following thoughts are spoken as an imaginary
audience member. I would include the heading, much like the Netscape
command menu bar viewed as icon+command or a graphic/hyperlink combo on
a webpage. Having the luxury of a "graphiste" - sigh! - permits
leveraged use of this style as their skills can align the graphic style
with the intended audience. I'm thinking about the dangers of gaudy -
OK, lively - graphics to a staid audience or vice-versa. As you
mentioned this would be a slide presentation, including graphics is
highly appropriate. Too often I've sat squinting for hours at page after
page of text and tables presented in unrelentingly uninterrupted
Helevetica. Interest in the content may be there, but appropriate
graphics might serve to alleviate flagging attention spans, however
subliminal the effect.
Ana Maria Gallo
anitamari -at- earthlink -dot- net