In addition to font choice (covered in our previous post), the following tips will make your text messages easy to read:

  • Place a black outline around the text on a color background  (see Figure 1).
  • Angle a drop shadow for optimum contrast with the background  (see Figure 2).
  • Apply these techniques to corporate-approved and product-specific fonts for better readability
Fig. 1 Adding outline
Fig. 1 Adding outline
Fig 2. Adding Drop Shadow

Using Color Presets
If you want a color background or white text with a black outline, use the color presets on the Home Tab. See Figure 3.

Fig. 3 Changing color presets
Fig. 3 Changing color presets

Are you creating a presentation using a color preset? Get help at:

  1. www.daktronics.com/venus1500Learning
  2. Getting Started section
  3. Worksheet #5, “Creating a New Presentation,”

TIP: Don’t forget to keep your text brief! Remember, you have only 3 seconds to get your message across

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