However, my lovely husband has told me (in the gentlest way possible!) that I'm mad to be creating resources in Powerpoint, which is made for on-screen presentations, rather than for printing things out. He does the desktop publishing for a Worship Resource (Spill the Beans), and he uses the 'In Design' programme to create that. So....he has very kindly offered to give me an 'In Design' tutorial, so I can make things using a proper publishing programme. That tutorial will happen when we get back from Glasgow, hopefully. I link to Spill the Beans with a warning - my design skills are nowhere near those of my husband! That said - he's designing for adults, and what I'm making only needs to appeal to 5-7 year olds!
I suspect the In Design learning curve will be a bit steeper than the Powerpoint one, but I also think it will be worth it. There are a few issues in Powerpoint that annoy me. For example, the spacing between the flashcards isn't uniform. I've tried toake the space between cards tiny, but visible, so you can easily guillotine the cards without having to cut fiddly little white bits off each one (who has time for that, right?). But Powerpoint (and Word, for that matter) seem to have invisible gridlines that lock your design items at certain distances from each other - and only sometimes is that distance the one I want! So I end up with some cards spaced correctly, so you can use the guillotine easily, and other cards with larger spacing (and those annoying white bits that we are all going to have to spend time cutting off).
I'm hopeful that issues like that will disappear when I start using a proper design programme. If you are going to do something, you might as well do it right, I guess!