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Layouts

Your slide’s content is analyzed to determine the optimal layout. Simply include your text and images, and Presenter will automatically select the appropriate layout for you.

Layouts are responsive. In Presenter, the layout adapts to wide screens, different overhead projector ratios, Zoom windows, tablets, phones… no more static templates!

To decide on the layout, Presenter uses:

To add a new slide and select its layout, simply utilize the layout picker by clicking the + button on the left side of the toolbar. You will find 15 distinct layouts to choose from.

One or Multiple Elements per Cell

To achieve better rendering, we recommend adding a line break between each element on the same slide. Without a line break, two or more elements will share the same cell, which usually doesn’t provide the best layout. See the example below with a Title and an Image:

An unconventional approach: multiple elements in a single cell. Here, both the Title and the Image are placed within the same cell, resulting in their coexistence within the same space. This is not the typical way of creating a layout in Presenter, unless you intend to achieve this particular result.

The recommended approach: one element per cell. The standard practice is to assign each element to separate cells. By doing so, Presenter will distribute the available space on the slide to accommodate both elements. This method ensures a balanced and visually pleasing composition.

However, like any rule, there are exceptions. In some cases, two elements sharing the same cell can create a visually appealing layout, depending on your content.

An unconventional approach, but occasionally effective. Sometimes, having two or more elements sharing the same space can result in a visually pleasing layout. For example, combining a Title and Subtitle in the same area can produce an appealing rendering.

The recommended approach: not suitable in this case. Here, the conventional method of one element per slide may not yield the best result. Instead, it would be better to keep the Title and Subtitle together or on two separate slides.

Available Layouts

Titles

Our diverse range of titles helps you structure your presentations at various levels effortlessly.

💡 You can create impactful titles by adding kickers, which are small headlines positioned above the main headlines. To create a kicker, simply place a line of text with a tab on top of your title and Presenter will format it automatically.

Text

Putting a lot of text on a slide and reading it out to the audience is the biggest presentation killer.

Nevertheless, if you really need to display body text, you can achieve this by starting your paragraph with a tab . This indentation will change your body text from being part of your Speaker Notes (and so, visible only to you) to text on your slides.

Split

When you add a line break between two elements they will be separated, displayed vertically, side by side. This can be useful for presenting two images, or comparing two samples of text, among other possibilities.

If you want to arrange elements horizontally, such as having a title on the top and an image below it, do not use line breaks. Instead, keep both elements in one cell.

Grid

When there are more than three elements on a slide, they will be arranged in a grid layout. This lets you combine various elements such as text, images, and titles on the slide, all displayed together.

By reordering your elements in the Editor, you can choose their placement and order in the grid. The element’s size will be adjusted accordingly to the grid, which can be a bit tricky with pictures sometimes. If the rendering is not optimal, don’t hesitate to play with the Images options such as cover/contain.

Captions

To display captions, use a combination of an H4 heading and an image. The positioning of the caption depends on the order in which you place those elements. No matter the order you choose, the size of the caption stays the same.

💡 If you want a smaller caption text, write your caption in straight quotes after the image/file such as /image.jpg "This is your caption".

The captions/source quotes will be added as a small semi-transparent box in the lower left corner of the file. Note that this is only available for images added with the Content Block syntax and it is not supported yet for Background images.

Image Background

You can enhance your presentation cover or regular slides by adding a background image behind titles or text.

If the color palette of the chosen image makes it difficult to read the text on top of it, you can make adjustments by applying filters or adjusting the image’s opacity. More about those options here: Images.

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Visuals

Design

Select a theme and slightly tweak it from the Design Menu

Layouts

Add your text and images, and Presenter picks the right layout for you.

Images

Adding images to your presentations is as simple as a drag and drop.

Videos

How to add local videos and use the YouTube integrator tool.

Themes

Explore the variety of themes offered in the app and the design principles that shaped each of them.

Custom Themes

For those comfortable with coding, built a custom theme from scratch with HTML and CSS.