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styles des puces, types d\'enchainement des diapositives

English translation: bullet styles, slide transitions

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22:58 Sep 12, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: styles des puces, types d\'enchainement des diapositives
relating to characteristics, such as fonts, colors and logos, in corporate presentations (like slides or PowerPoint presentations)
slclark3
English translation:bullet styles, slide transitions
Explanation:
or: "types of bullets" and "transitions between slides" or "types of slide transitions"

Here, the "puces" are neither chips, nor fleas (although their color can be a muted eggplant-purple). Instead, they're bullets -- that is, the small graphic symbols that set off each individual phrase or line of text. The term originated with the large solid black dots (sorry I can't reproduce one here) that became common in business documents during the '80s and '90s -- to the point where (I swear this is true) corporate types would say to each other "Don't go into details, just bulletize"!

Today, the bullets that are used in presentation-management programs such as PowerPoint can appear in any color, and include dots, diamonds, check-marks, squares, and essentially any character the designer cares to choose from a symbol font.

The PM programs also offer a variety of ways to move from one slide to the next (known generally and generically as "transitions" or, in the graphics-design world, "transishes"). Favorites include dissolves, cross-fades, and wipes.

Cheers, HC



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nabullet styles, slide transitionsHeathcliff
nastyles of chip, types of linking for slidesjohn rock


  

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6 hrs
styles of chip, types of linking for slides


Explanation:
It is difficult to know from the context what is meant by "puce"
normally it is translated as a computer chip, flea, it is also the color puce
which as a pastel color is easy on the eyes.

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1 day7 hrs
bullet styles, slide transitions


Explanation:
or: "types of bullets" and "transitions between slides" or "types of slide transitions"

Here, the "puces" are neither chips, nor fleas (although their color can be a muted eggplant-purple). Instead, they're bullets -- that is, the small graphic symbols that set off each individual phrase or line of text. The term originated with the large solid black dots (sorry I can't reproduce one here) that became common in business documents during the '80s and '90s -- to the point where (I swear this is true) corporate types would say to each other "Don't go into details, just bulletize"!

Today, the bullets that are used in presentation-management programs such as PowerPoint can appear in any color, and include dots, diamonds, check-marks, squares, and essentially any character the designer cares to choose from a symbol font.

The PM programs also offer a variety of ways to move from one slide to the next (known generally and generically as "transitions" or, in the graphics-design world, "transishes"). Favorites include dissolves, cross-fades, and wipes.

Cheers, HC





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