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Mac Powerpoint Weirdness. Help!

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 - 9 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

Need to finally become an Excel/Powerpoint ninja. But how?

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 - 4 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

Powerpoint tabs like they used to be

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 - 1 answer

PowerPoint communication failure...

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 - 10 answers

How to get complementary colors in powerpoint?

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 - 7 answers

Sharing good PowerPoint slides within a company

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 - 1 answer

Powerpoint, but only for five minutes, for better or worse.

Have you ever seen an Ignite presentation? What do you like and/or dislike about them? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jun 8, 2012 - 15 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

Hoe to improve technical writing and presentation skills as an ESL student?

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 - 2 answers

Powerpoint's acting like Photoshop

Why does Powerpoint display the negative of a picture or otherwise mess up the colors? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Apr 29, 2012 - 2 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

PowerPoint elegance for absolute beginners

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 - 35 answers

PowerPoint, why are you so difficult?

I have a few questions about using animation and slide transitions in PowerPoint. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Reduce my rates like a professional?

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 - 7 answers

LibreOffice Impress question

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

How can I create a PowerPoint presentation that looks like it's from 1994?

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 - 10 answers

Automatic PowerPoint Formatting Approaches?

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 - 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

Need a non-sequential iDevice remote control app

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]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Nov 8, 2011 - 6 answers

blinking text and maybe some horrid clip art, too

Help me make the most visually unfortunate, ugly, cliche-ridden, god-awful Powerpoint presentation ever. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Sep 29, 2011 - 53 answers

When ampersands attack.

Help me extract text from a PDF of a Powerpoint presentation! [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Sep 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Hot movies in powerpoint

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?
posted by notned on Aug 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Vista attempting to update a phantom program

How do I stop Vista from trying to install an update for a program I don't have installed? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jul 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for an online tutorial to create a line chart in Powerpoint

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
posted by twinA on Jul 27, 2011 - 4 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

Best resources for intensive Powerpoint lessons.

Powerpoint: Best resources to get good fast? [more inside]
posted by meantime on Jul 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Dim lights, power on display, launch powerpoint at same time.

Need to dim the lights, turn on display and launch a video or PowerPoint with a remote control. Possible? [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jun 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find a "Presentation appliance"

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]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jun 7, 2011 - 9 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

PowerPoint to PDF on iPad

How can I convert powpoint presentations (.ppt and .pptx) to PDF for editing on iPad 2? [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Apr 20, 2011 - 4 answers

Move, Text!

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]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

how do I incorporate live video into a powerpoint presentation?

Is there any way to incorporate live video into a powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

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!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I link to specific places in a variety of documents?

How can I create a web-based table of contents that links to specific places within a diverse collection of documents? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Mar 17, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I add a visual guide/outline to the top or bottom of my PowerPoint presentations?

How do I add a visual guide/outline to the top or bottom of my PowerPoint presentations? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut on Mar 16, 2011 - 7 answers

colour me worried

Help! My painstaking hours in Excel won't transfer to Powerpoint! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Mar 14, 2011 - 7 answers

Does PowerPoint 2010 run lag-free?

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]
posted by The Dutchman on Feb 23, 2011 - 13 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

Notes on a powerpoint picture

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]
posted by biffa on Feb 14, 2011 - 3 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

How do I find the sweet spot at the intersection of speedy and spiffy?

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]
posted by segatakai on Jan 6, 2011 - 8 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

Freelance hourly rate for PowerPoint/Keynote development in NYC?

Freelance hourly rate for PowerPoint/Keynote development in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2010 - 0 answers

Sick of powerpoint

Need alternative to powerpoint. One in which movies play more reliably. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Oct 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Why keynote?

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]
posted by philosophygeek on Oct 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Modern PowerPoint look for academics?

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]
posted by blahblahblah on Oct 8, 2010 - 15 answers

How to convert .mov to .avi?

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]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 12, 2010 - 19 answers

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