Maps can be a great visual tool in explaining the operational reach of your organization or business interests. However, most consultants tend to just download non-editable JPEGs off the web and use them in PowerPoint presentations, increasing the size of the PPT files. Plus, the maps themselves tend to be low in clarity and don’t lend themselves to customization. 24point0’s maps have been created by our designers in PowerPoint itself and can be edited and customized as per your requirement with no loss in clarity.
Here’s 24point0’s tutorial guide to using its editable map products to give your PowerPoint presentations better visual impact and interactivity:
Changing the colors of maps in PPT presentations
Our map products can be easily edited in terms of color to depict various regions, continents, blocs and so on. To do this, take a map such as the one below from our World Map PPT deck and ungroup the image to separate the continents.
You can then select a continent, such as Asia and change the color to one you want.
Adding text to maps in PowerPoint presentations
It’s usually difficult to insert text on a JPEG downloaded off the internet without it looking visually awkward. 24point0‘s editable maps make it easy for users to label countries, continents and cities since they have been designed in PowerPoint itself, thus allowing for a seamless blend of text and image. You can remove the text you don’t need, change the color of the existing text, increase its size or even bold it as required.
In the example below, the continents are ranked according to the size of their populations.
Adding interactive features to maps in PPT
Since 24point0’s maps are grouped together as a diagram, individual countries or continents can be given their own interactive feature. For example take a presentation on the seven different continents. If you want to go directly from one slide listing the different parameters for ranking continents to a world map, then just follow these steps:
Add an action to the selected text field by going to the Insert tab and choosing Action> Action Settings> Mouse Click> Hyperlink to> Next Slide. In this case, the slide to be linked to ranks the continents according to population.
The next slide in this example would be the one below, showing the continents ranked according to population. So the Population text field on the previous slide, when clicked, will go to the slide below.