Design

Theme

Go to the DESIGN tab and go to Themes...

Choose the Theme "Badge"...

Optional: change it to one of these 4 Variants

Slide Master View

Go to VIEW>Slide Master...

Click on the top slide in the list on the left...

Title Box

Font type & size

Click on the border of the title box, and change the Font type to "Brittanic Bold" (size 60).

Style

With the title box still selected, go to the FORMAT tab, and then click on Quick Styles

Find a style you like. Also add 1-2 of the following (if it doesn't aleady have it) so it stands out and is unique...

  • Fill> Gradient (select the color first, then set light/dark type)
  • Outline: add a color, and change the thickness/weight
  • Effects: Shadow, Glow, Bevel

Do not add any of the following effects: Reflection, 3D Reflection, Transform


Title box size

When you're done, reduce the height of the title box and make it a bit wider (both sides)...

Text Box

  1. Move the text box up to hug the title box.
  2. Reduce the width to about half of the slide.
  3. Make it bigger - extend it down so it's almost reaching the bottom of the slide.

Select just the first bullet text and change the font type to "Bookman Old Style" and the size to "24".

Year

Go to the INSERT tab and insert WordArt...the white indented one...

Then type out your year, rotate the box sideways and move over the left colored bar at the bottom...

Close Slide Master View

To get out of Slide Master, go to the SLIDE MASTER tab and click on the close button.

Last Slide

Go to Slide #8 and change the Layout to "Title Slide" (on the HOME toolbar). 

Click before "End" and Enter so it goes onto the next line.

Reset Slides & Bold

  1. Reset the births/deaths slide (#4).
  2. Make names bold in the slide.