Highlight Lab can be used to easily emphasise individual bullet points or segments of text on a slide, allowing points to stand out in turn as you present them. This can be done in Three different ways: Highlight Points, Highlight Background, and Highlight Text.
Highlight Points can be used when a more subtle approach is desired, and adjusts only the color of each bullet point.
To apply the effect to a slide, select the points to be highlighted, then click the
Highlight Points button on the PowerPointLabs ribbon.
During the presentation, each bullet point will then be highlighted after a corresponding click, allowing you to go through them point-by-point.
Note: if there are multiple text boxes on the slide with bullet points in them, the order in which the text boxes appear in PowerPoint's selection pane will be the order in which they will be highlighted.
If you'd like to specify a different ordering, simply
ctrl-clickthe text boxes in the desired order, then click
Highlight Background can be used when you want a flashier way of emphasis, and provides an effect similar to that of a real highlighter on paper.
To apply this effect to a slide with bullet points on it, select the points to be highlighted, then click
Highlight Background on the PowerPointLabs ribbon.
When the presentation is running, each bullet point will be highlighted after a corresponding click.
Note: just as with Highlight Points, multiple text boxes will be highlighted in the order in which they appear in the selection pane.
To override this ordering, just
ctrl-clickthe text boxes in the order they should be highlighted in, then click
Highlight Text can be used if you'd like to emphasize a smaller section of text anywhere on the slide.
To apply this effect, select the text to highlight, then click
Highlight Text on the PowerPointLabs ribbon.
During the presentation, each text fragment will be highlighted after a corresponding click.
The colors used by Highlight Bullets can be customized by opening the settings dialog from the ribbon:
Text Highlight Color is the color used by Highlight Text to emphasise the current point. After the highlight moves on to the next point, the
Text Default Color is applied to the previously-highlighted point.
Background Highlight Color is the color used by Highlight Background when applying the "highlighter effect" to a point.
Tip: though the
Text Default Coloris usually the "normal" color used for text on the slide, changing it to a more subtle shade can be used to further emphasise that focus has moved on.