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Best iOS app to remote control PPT presentation?

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 - 2 answers

iPad iDiot

Help me turn my iPad into a work productivity tool. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Feb 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Viewing Embedded Powerpoint Slides Without MS Office Installed

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 - 10 answers

New job, old presentation template?

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 - 6 answers

Convert Powerpoint to PDF on Mac with ***clickable links***?

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 - 5 answers

Button to change the slide's section during slideshow, PowerPoint 2010

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 - 7 answers

Visualize 6 Pages in 1 Slide?

How do I visualize the content of six pages on one PowerPoint slide? Graphical palpability preferred. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Oct 20, 2012 - 11 answers

How to make PowerPoint presentations 508c compliant.

Making PowerPoint presentations 508c compliant, specifically complicated charts? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Oct 3, 2012 - 3 answers

List of Top Best Tips for the Making of Making a Point

What's your favorite list of Powerpoint/Keynote/presentation do's and don'ts? [more inside]
posted by humannaire on Sep 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Prezi and its possible relatives?

To Prezi or not to Prezi, and a general question about such things. [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on May 15, 2012 - 12 answers

What's the deal with pecha kucha?

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 - 2 answers

LibreOffice Impress question

Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 19, 2012 - 4 answers

How to turn audio and slides into a video

I have an audio recording of a presentation and a PDF with the slides. What's the best way to post these online so people can watch it as a video, or at least look at the slides while listening to the audio? [more inside]
posted by modernserf on Nov 21, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I make this shape in Powerpoint?

How do I do this in Powerpoint? [more inside]
posted by educatedslacker on Jul 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Black or white background for presentation slides

I'm speaking at a technical conference in about 2 weeks and my slides (in openoffice) are using black as its background color. But recently in a podcast, several people commented that for conferences, it is mandatory that slides use white for the background to enhance the legibility. On this previous question, the commented used white text on an almost black background. Should I reformat my slides to use a white background ?
posted by lahersedor on May 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Including Video in an Online Powerpoint?

Easiest way to incorporate videos into a Powerpoint for online viewing? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Play video or Power Point with motion sensor activation.

Need to find a way to activate a Power Point show via a motion activated sensor. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Feb 10, 2011 - 3 answers

StickFigures, High Impact Presentation

Trying to find a video about a young woman (editor?) from a major publishing house who did a really great, to-the-point stick-figure-simple powerpoint about ... how a book gets published? I can't remember if I saw it here, You Tube, mediabistro, Facebook -- oy. Searching has failed. Thanks!
posted by thinkpiece on Feb 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Please listen carefully, as our options have changed

My place of employment has a long and convoluted phone tree that our clients have to wade through when they call in. No one in the organization seems to have written everything down in one place, and I'm trying to create a...document?...that allows us to conceptualize which of our menu options lead where, and what they say at each point. What's the best/easiest way to do this and make it useful? [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Nov 9, 2010 - 12 answers

How to make better presentations?

What are the best online ressources on visualizing data, processes and strategies for great presentations? [more inside]
posted by starzero on Sep 8, 2010 - 10 answers

DOUGHNUTS!

PowerpointN00Bfilter: How do I use the graphing functions in PP and Excel to simply display 2 columns showing two different values of x% of something? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Aug 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Clicky McClickerson

How can I use my BlackBerry 8330 as a "clicker" for a presentation? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Netbook and Powerpoint?

Can a netbook effectively run Powerpoint? If so, any recommendations? The primary use would be regular ol' netbook tasks (browsing the net, email). However, as an attorney, I also occasionally need a laptop to display Powerpoint slides via the courtroom's newfangled electronic display system (through the VGA port). Will a netbook be able to do this in a passably quick manner with an older version of Powerpoint / a similar program? With added RAM? Please justify my purchase of a $350 toy.
posted by seventyfour on Apr 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Swoopy-Zoomy Preso

Whoa. What presentation software is this presenter using? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Apr 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Could somebody help me with my powerpoint project?

I need to do a powerpoint about gun trafficking in Colombia. First of all, how do I get the powerpoint to go to the next slide automatically after a certain period of time after one slide is shown, and how do I incorporate music into the slide show? Secondly, can anybody point me to any useful charts/graphs/pictures on the web? I found this online pdf U.N. report that was really helpful but unfortunately I couldn't save or copy and paste any of the graphs as they were part of the text. Help is greatly needed and appreciated.
posted by bookman117 on Jan 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Let me not be the Weakest Link. Goodbye.

Mac: How can I share a screen, including video, without lag? Help me be a game host on a budget. [more inside]
posted by lodev on Nov 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Converting PowerPoint to video or flash (again)

Converting PowerPoint to video or flash (again) I know this question was just asked, and two years ago but none of the answers suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Nov 14, 2009 - 5 answers

gif me a chance to do this right

I used to be able to insert animated gifs into Powerpoint and have them run when I clicked on them. Now the only way I can get them to work (following Powerpoint's own instructions) is to insert them as objects that when clicked, open in Window's "Picture and Fax viewer". Surely there's a better way? I want to make an entertaining presentation for undergraduates, not look like an old fogy who can't use new technology.
posted by acrasis on Sep 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me optimize power point slides for printing.

What is the best way to print power point slides? [more inside]
posted by oceano on Sep 8, 2009 - 4 answers

It's a vast Microsoft-Government-alien conspiracy, clearly

PowerPoint 2003 confusion...why are the slide titles images instead of text boxes? Halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Sep 2, 2009 - 6 answers

how can I learn to create multimedia?

How can I best learn multimedia? Recommended programs or ways to learn? Best examples of multimedia that you have seen on the web? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Aug 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Blaze this powerpoint!

What video format is most compatible within Powerpoint? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Aug 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Help with Open Office Impress?

Using Open Office Impress...need a little help with making a navigation bar. I have all the slides ready, just can't figure out how to add a visible nav bar with the usual buttons or arrows ie: First, Previous, Next, and Last. I can make it so that when anyone clicks, the next slide appears, but I would like to dress it up a bit if possible. BONUS : Understand that I've never used this, or PP before...and I'm kinda dumb.
posted by lobstah on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Who writes about better Powerpoint presentations, says most are bad

Who writes about better Powerpoint presentations,and says most are bad? Seeking book and/or author about how to do PowerPoint, by a woman who spoke on Minnesota Public Radio (or NPR) about a month ago, before Thanksgiving. I've Googled, and searched MPR/NPR to no avail She did the Ppt's for Al Gore's slide show and movie. She said most presentations were awful. and Sounded convincing. That's most of what I remember. And there are lots of PowerPoint books. can anyone help?
posted by judybxxx on Dec 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Presentation tips and advice

What are the best ways to encourage audience participation and reception of potentially boring presentations? I have two presentations late November / early December and want to keep people alert and do a memorable presentation. What tricks did the best / most memorable presentations you have seen use? [more inside]
posted by philsi on Oct 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Powerpoint export

Powerpoint 2007: I have one large presentation of 200 or so slides in one ppt file. Is there a way I can automagically export each slide as its own ppt file. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Jun 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Study on the science of PowerPoint comprehension?

Can anyone point me to the study in which the main takeaway was, "Don't just read the text off of your powerpoint slides because it hurts audience comprehension"? [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Feb 8, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I turn off single-window mode in Powerpoint?

MS Office question: How do I stop Powerpoint from using a single window to display all documents? I'd like to be able to look at two powerpoint files side by side and copy/paste between them, but powerpoint insists on opening them in the same window. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Sep 22, 2006 - 17 answers

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