PowerPoint does not use semantic elements
- In PowerPoint, all text content is added into ‘shapes’; there is no way to specify the nature of the content in these shapes, for example, to communicate that a specific box is a level two heading, therefore clarity and concision is vital in PowerPoint documents.
- If your PowerPoint template is set up correctly, the main title box on the slide will be considered a heading and this will also be used for the slide title.
Example of bad practice
Not using the main title box on the slide for the heading.
This will result in the page title being ‘Page 1’
Example of good practice
Using the main title box on the slide for the heading.
This will result in the page title being correct.
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