I've had conflicting advice about whether to make slides light or dark. I think that I personally find dark text on white easier to see in almost all circumstances.

@twsh Presentation slides masters are a dilemma. Dark background with white text is easiest to see projected. White background with black text is better for printable PDF versions. I now use a dark photograph background for the cover page, and a faded light image with dark text for the presentation body. In corporate work, designers had created masters that project dark and print light, which I have not made the effort to do.

@daviding Genuine question: is it true that white on dark is easier to see for most people, in standard conditions? I assume that there have been studies on that, but I don't know them. I'm happy to make two versions of slides with different colour schemes. That's quite easy with my work flow.

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