Many people think that the wide screen 16:9 format looks modern for presentations, a slide fills the entire LCD screen, rather than being framed by 2 black bars or worse: stretched/distorted while you cannot find the screen remote in the conference room.

There is a problem though. Widescreen was designed with movies in mind. For text it is a disaster. Even at a decent font size, there are too many words on a single line, it is hard to follow for the eye.

Solutions:
  1. Even bigger fonts
  2. Rather than list things vertically, try putting them in boxes that are horizontally spaced out
  3. Stick to 4:3 and find that sticky, dusty, old, remote control in the conference room (look for the ASP button)