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]
Why does Powerpoint display the negative of a picture or otherwise mess up the colors? [more inside]
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]
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]
I have a few questions about using animation and slide transitions in PowerPoint. [more inside]
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?
Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
I'm looking for an iPad app that will allow me to control a Powerpoint or Keynote presentation running on a computer connected to a large display. That catch? I need to be able to select slides at will and not just sequentially. [more inside]
Help me make the most visually unfortunate, ugly, cliche-ridden, god-awful Powerpoint presentation ever. [more inside]
Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
Videos in powerpoint - I find that videos in powerpoint cause the computer to run hotter that the same videos in Windows Media Player. Confirmation bias or is it something else?
How do I stop Vista from trying to install an update for a program I don't have installed? [more inside]
I have a lot of information (dates and numbers that correspond to lot numbers/Kg) that I need to plot on a line graph in Powerpoint. I do not have this kind of advanced Powerpoint knowledge and I'm hoping there is a website that has easy step-by-step instructions
Powerpoint: Best resources to get good fast? [more inside]
Need to dim the lights, turn on display and launch a video or PowerPoint with a remote control. Possible? [more inside]
Help me find a "presentation appliance". I want a small, simple device I can connect to a projector that will allow me to show presentations, and that's it. Bonus points for USB stick compatibility and native Powerpoint support. [more inside]
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 ?
How can I convert powpoint presentations (.ppt and .pptx) to PDF for editing on iPad 2? [more inside]
I need to animate text (short quotes, one or two sentences each) for a video presentation. Are there any (free or cheap) softwares other than Keynote/Powerpoint that do this? [more inside]
Is there any way to incorporate live video into a powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
How can I create a web-based table of contents that links to specific places within a diverse collection of documents? [more inside]
How do I add a visual guide/outline to the top or bottom of my PowerPoint presentations? [more inside]
Help! My painstaking hours in Excel won't transfer to Powerpoint! [more inside]
PowerPoint 2010 is running slow on my system. It takes a long time to redraw thumbnails every time I go to slide sorter (up to 1/2 second per slide), lags a lot when moving objects on a page or when flipping from one page to the next. Seeing as I do PowerPoint for a living, this is not so good. Before I shell out for a new computer, I wanted to make sure this is my computer and not a problem with PowerPoint. So, my question: Do you find PowerPoint 2010 to be nice and snappy on your system? [more inside]
Easiest way to incorporate videos into a Powerpoint for online viewing? [more inside]
I have a group picture, I want to add hidden flickr style notes on to the picture within a powerpoint presentation so I can mouse across faces and show information. Is this possible? [more inside]
Need to find a way to activate a Power Point show via a motion activated sensor. [more inside]
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!
I would really appreciate any assistance in establishing a workflow for scanning images from the books I have piled on my desk as I prepare a series of "slide lectures" for an art history class I will be teaching from April. I'm sure there are AskMefites out there who are experienced enough to be doing this kind of thing in their sleep; I'd love to hear from you! Any help is appreciated! [more inside]
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]
Freelance hourly rate for PowerPoint/Keynote development in NYC? [more inside]
Need alternative to powerpoint. One in which movies play more reliably. [more inside]
I often hear people say that Keynote is a superior product to Powerpoint, but I don't know why. Hive mind, can you help me understand what Keynote allows you to do that you can't do, or can't do as easily, in Powerpoint? [more inside]
How do I modern-up the look of my PowerPoint presentations? No need for a Tuftesque makeover of style and content, just something better looking. [more inside]
Please recommend a Mac program that I can use to convert .mov files to .avi. I've found a lot of possibilities online but they all look kind of sketchy and I can't find any reviews that seem trustworthy. [more inside]
What are the best online ressources on visualizing data, processes and strategies for great presentations? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of great presentations, including visuals (PowerPoint or otherwise). I've been browsing TED.com and keep finding inspiring speeches but not necessarily examples of great supplemental visuals. I'm sure there are examples there and elsewhere. YouTube links or otherwise would be great. [more inside]
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]
Passing an MS Office test with flying colors. [more inside]
MS Powerpoint Question: I am using MS Powerpoint 2000 on Vista and am trying to print my slides on an HP colour laser printer and here is my problem: [more inside]
Background summary -- Powerpoint - dual monitors (monitor + projector) We've bought little music videos (mp4 I think) and they play fine in a powerpoint show. But if we edit the thing in moviemaker to shorten it maybe or if we play something off of youtube then the resulting file won't play [more inside]
How can I use my BlackBerry 8330 as a "clicker" for a presentation? [more inside]
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.
When I take screenshots on my mac and paste them into a power point presentation I can see them, but anyone I send the ppt to gets no pictures, just a quicktime decompressor message. Images do render to a pdf. This never used to happen to me on my last powerbook. Are there settings that I can change? Thanks