I'm teaching in large classrooms where the blackboard isn't visible from the back rows. I'd like to draw and write on slides while they are being projected. Saving the annotated slides for later distribution would be nice. I'm using a macbook and am thinking about buying a Wacom tablet. What hardware/software/technique combination works for this? [more inside]
posted by meijusa
on Sep 12, 2014 -
I am using PowerPoint 2010 on a PC. Normally when you insert an image then crop it, you can click on the image while the crop handles are still live and drag the image around, then reposition it within the crop, before actually applying the crop. But it's not working like that anymore! [more inside]
posted by KateViolet
on Aug 5, 2014 -
I am looking for a usb or bluetooth device that I can use to control Powerpoint/Google slides AND iTunes. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Aug 3, 2014 -
I want to create multi-page content consisting of text + spoken-word-audio, viewable on iPhone. Content consumption would work as follows:
1. Page displays text and plays audio (additional tap to launch audio would be okay)
2. User taps something to call up next page.
My first thought was Powerpoint, but I haven't found an iPhone app that handles audio embedded in PPT. I'm limited to working on my Windows PC, so I think Keynote is out. Any thoughts on a format to use for the content, and app to use to consume it? [more inside]
posted by bigjoec
on Jul 5, 2014 -
Is there any way to convert equation objects made in Equation Editor 3/3.1 into the updated, direct in-line text in the new Equation Tool for Office 2007/2010? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Jun 30, 2014 -
I'll be giving a presentation in a month in a meeting room that has three projectors connected to a computer. I would like to maximize the use of this space by making my presentation encompass the entire area of the three screens. How would I go about this? My current ideas: [more inside]
posted by ajackson
on May 11, 2014 -
I will soon be starting a project/new job that requires better Microsoft Office skills than I currently have. I've used Outlook, Word and Excel in a fairly basic way for years, but need to come to grips with some of the more sophisticated elements of those programs. Plus, I need to learn how to use Powerpoint and Visio, which I've never touched. Yikes.
Can you recommend some good online tutorials? I am also considering doing a paid course (online or otherwise) if I can find one based in London that's not too expensive or a rip-off. Can you help?
posted by handclaps
on Apr 25, 2014 -
I am in charge of developing a series of presentation slides for a facilitated train-the-trainer session, and the trainers (both levels) need to have the ability to use the slides afterwards. While I have access to Apple Keynote or OpenOffice Impress to make these slides, I can't assume that the trainers will have anything other than Microsoft Powerpoint. Which product should I use, and what "gotchas" do I need to watch out for in terms of feature incompatibility? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek
on Apr 3, 2014 -
I am looking for a recommendation for an iOS app that will work as a remote control for powerpoint presentations. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by cgk
on Mar 21, 2014 -
I am delivering a PowerPoint presentation on my scientific research to undergraduates by videoconference. What special considerations should I make for the videoconference medium? Specifically, when should I switch between displaying the slides and video of my face? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Mar 5, 2014 -
I'm trying to help a friend (via phone) who is unable to view some content on web pages for her chemistry class. From her description, I'm pretty sure that the content is an embedded Powerpoint slide. [more inside]
posted by gimli
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I have spent the last 3-4 hours trying to embed a video from Windows Movie Maker into a power point (yes, I am that inept at computers!). I keep getting this message when I try to insert it:
"Power Point cannot select a video from the selected file. Verify that the necessary codec for this media format is installed and try again." I've followed link after link and am really tired. Help! [more inside]
posted by boots77
on Oct 20, 2013 -
I have never made a powerpoint before. I have to make 6 slides for class. How to I get a nice background and make charts- pie charts, etc? Either explain like your are teaching your mom, or links to a sites that will literally walk me through it!
posted by TRUELOTUS
on Oct 20, 2013 -
I'm preparing a presentation and I know that the projector available is quite bad, and the room where I will give this presentation doesn't have proper blinds so it's relatively bright.
My slides are very simple, white background, black text, and a third colour for some highlights. I wonder: does the hive mind know what this colour should be in order to be really visible and actually highlight my stuff, given the aforementioned conditions?
posted by buck:fuller
on Oct 13, 2013 -
I will be giving a talk at a job interview, about scientific research that I did several years ago. The powerpoint slides use the (somewhat gaudy) template of my former employer, the institution that funded the research. Should I keep the template or change it? [more inside]
posted by aimedwander
on Sep 17, 2013 -
This one should be easy - if you've done it before :) Convert a PowerPoint file to PDF on a Mac with ***clickable links***. Difficulty: the built-in PDF tool doesn't do it. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Sep 4, 2013 -
I have to put together a PowerPoint presentation for an upcoming conference and am bored by the Microsoft templates. Can anyone recommend free/Creative Commons templates that look awesome and aren't seething with malware?
posted by orrnyereg
on Aug 19, 2013 -
Does anyone know of a good site or software that is free or cheap that lets you: 1) Ask a poll or multiple choice question during lecture and, perhaps, in the next slide, populate a graph with the results?
Again, thanks in advance for any good links here. [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased
on Jul 16, 2013 -
I'm troubled by a mysterious bug on my MacBook Air. It manifests itself when I use Microsoft PowerPoint, but I believe it is a Mac-wide issue. It is extremely rare, impossible to reproduce on demand, and yet - when it strikes, it does so with a vengeance
, and embarrasses me in front of a theater full of people. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I need a macro to check each slide for the existence of several command buttons, and then copy/create them (along with the code behind them) on slides where they're not found. I've tried using the object browser to find the objects/methods to use but, not being very familiar with programming/coding, I haven't been able to figure out how to do it.
I tried using a master slide but ran into problems (discussed here: http://www.utteraccess.com/forum/VBA-Import-Slides-Pl-t2002862.html&pid=2355756#entry2355756
), but I really need this soon and I'd be happy to run this macro manually whenever I add/import slides.
Thanks for your help.
posted by atm
on May 4, 2013 -
I have read that John Walkenbach's books are the de-facto standard for learning to use VBA in Microsoft Excel. I'd like to know what books are recommended to learn to use vba in other Office products - primarily Access, but also Word and Powerpoint. I'm more interested in books than in websites.
posted by Proginoskes
on Apr 6, 2013 -
I have a slideshow with 4 sections named "CurrentSection", "NextSection", "AfterNextSection", and "AfterAfterNextSection".
The slideshow is viewed repeatedly but also irregularly (sometimes multiple times per week and sometimes weeks in-between).
After each slide is viewed and discussed, I need to be able to assign the slide to a different section. (A slide's section determines how soon it will be viewed again, as explained below.) [more inside]
posted by atm
on Mar 23, 2013 -
I have a PowerPoint presentation with macros for sound, in a .pptm file with audio and animations for a class. My professor can't play it as is, so she wants me to convert it to a flash file format, which I thought I could do, but all the converter programs I've found need a PC, and I only have a Mac and so does my family. Naturally, my school's PCs don't allow installs, and I need to figure this out today. I have Adobe Flash, but it doesn't recognize the format, and I need to keep my audio/etc. any ideas for conversion or online viewing, etc? [more inside]
posted by reenka
on Nov 29, 2012 -
How far along are we in moving from 4:3 to widescreen LCD projectors for (e.g.) PowerPoint presentations. Is my current 4:3 default still sensible? [more inside]
posted by vogel
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I am getting ready to present a proposal with my eight people team to executives. Anyone has any good tips delivering a presentation with a large group? Transitions, timing etc.?
posted by djfreex
on Nov 14, 2012 -
How can my powerpoints always be the best looking in the class? Also how to easily create graphs for powerpoints? [more inside]
posted by locussst
on Nov 1, 2012 -
Weird snowflake Mac OS X font issue. I've already tried all the usual suspects - deleting duplicate fonts from Font Book, etc, etc. But this one has me stumped. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Oct 17, 2012 -
Making PowerPoint presentations 508c compliant, specifically complicated charts? [more inside]
posted by polywomp
on Oct 3, 2012 -
I finally need to break down and school myself on Excel and Powerpoint. What's the best way to master them in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Sep 14, 2012 -
Powerpoint Windows 7 -- I'd like the slide show to be a separate tab on the task bar the way that it used to be in xp.
posted by notned
on Aug 21, 2012 -
I have PowerPoint X for Mac. I'm trying to send a bunch of presentations to someone with a PC, and the photos aren't showing up because they're too big. She was able to open them on another Mac in her office, and instructed me to save them with a "pptx" extension. For some reason this isn't an option. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Powerpoint Chart Colors Question: can someone tell me how to calculate the R/G/Y values for similar colors? [more inside]
posted by Farce_First
on Aug 1, 2012 -
Please help me set up something like a shared shoebox
for keeping useful PowerPoints slides, ideas for visual representations, graphics, etc. [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty
on Jul 5, 2012 -
Can you recommend any free/low-cost but reliable online courses/videos/books on technical writing and/or creating decent power point presentations? Also, how do you achieve an academic standard of English when it's not your first language? [more inside]
posted by ADent
on Apr 30, 2012 -
I'm curious about Pecha Kucha. Can one use it in business (not just in design-y businesses)? What are some stellar examples? What's the best software to use? Or is this just all for fun? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Apr 24, 2012 -
I have given hundreds of lectures to audiences of all sizes and compositions, but I have never given a PowerPoint lecture. Help a complete novice do a great job the first time. [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Mar 18, 2012 -
I've been a freelance PowerPoint designer for 6 years. Given the state of the economy and my stagnant business, I've been quoting lower rates to prospective clients, but what about old clients who are still paying my old, higher rates? There are a few in particular that I think might give me more work if I charged less. How can I find out if that's true and how much less I would have to charge to get more work? I don't want to offer a lower rate if it won't increase the amount of work they give me, and I don't want to come off as desperate. Can this be done gracefully?
posted by SampleSize
on Feb 6, 2012 -
How should I go about preparing a historically accurate / vintage PowerPoint presentation? I would like to conform to the abilities and (potentially nightmarish) limitations of, say, PowerPoint 4.0 (1994). [more inside]
posted by sixswitch
on Jan 3, 2012 -
I need to automate the format of outline-based information into slide presentations, given some simple rules. I can code. I have some ideas. What options am I missing? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Dec 31, 2011 -