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 -
Apple Keynote '09 Lazyweb: I want to hide slides but be able to refer to them. What's the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Sep 7, 2009 -
PowerPoint 2003 confusion...why are the slide titles images instead of text boxes? Halp! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Sep 2, 2009 -
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 -
I just read Slideology which has really helped me improve my presentations, but I need some help in creating rich illustrations on my own. [more inside]
posted by digividal
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Can you help me to find an image or series of images which when revealed section by section or one by one suggest different things about a single situation? Like the old UK show Catchphrase
I need an image which is initially covered and split into say 4 or 6 pieces. Each section is revealed bit by bit. Each reveal throws some new light on the situtation. It is not until the final section is revealed that the whole thing makes sense. [more inside]
posted by therubettes
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Undergrad teaching and PowerPoints. What to do? Instructors, please give some feedback. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Apr 27, 2009 -
I am looking for recommendations for methodologies for the creation of simple, clean, somewhat multimedia online presentations as an alternative to PowerPoint. [more inside]
posted by Roach
on Apr 15, 2009 -
How do I keep PowerPoint (2007) from inserting a "Click to add title" textbox when I delete a slide's title?
posted by Jonathan Harford
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I have Excel charts and I need to create a Powerpoint presentation in which different aspects of the chart are highlighted. Is there a way to do this without having multiple copies of the chart? I.e. can the charts be manipulated from within Powerpoint?
posted by limon
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Managing a projector with a laptop at a different resolution. The short: classroom training sessions with a Dell laptop hooked up to a projector is giving me some issues, looking for advice on how to rectify the situation. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Mar 4, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
I saved a PowerPoint presentation as PDF, but the PDF version has some extra exclamation points (!) all over the place and two entire text boxes missing. Can anyone help me fix that? [more inside]
posted by carofowler
on Dec 2, 2008 -
Why does PowerPoint keep cutting off my very short (~1 second) WAV files during my slide show? (Using Office 2007, PC running Vista). [more inside]
posted by rebel_rebel
on Oct 28, 2008 -
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 -
OpenOffice Impress (PowerPoint alternative) - an emergency time-sensitive basic NEWB question... [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Oct 24, 2008 -
I have a presentation which includes a number of videos. They don't play. I am assuming this is a codec problem - but as the videos are mpeg-2 maybe this isn't the case (I thought that by going for an old
codec they were more likely to work). PowerPoint 2007, XP. I have admin rights so can install extra codecs, and I have linux with ffmpeg/mplayer so I can convert the videos. What should I do?
posted by handee
on Sep 15, 2008 -
bluetooth headset as PC presenter remote?
requirements: inexpensive; two input buttons; work with some free software [more inside]
posted by nolnar
on Aug 22, 2008 -
Is there a way to track changes to a document in MS Powerpoint (the way there is in Word)?
posted by joannemerriam
on Aug 20, 2008 -
I'm compiling some powerpoint slides to be used for a Powerpoint Karaoke at an upcoming BarCamp. Any ideas on what Powerpoint subjects that would generally make a hilarious skit?
posted by arrowhead
on Jul 14, 2008 -
I do PowerPoint design for a living and -- finally, begrudgingly -- I am switching to PowerPoint 2007. So far, do not like. So, a two-part question: 1. Can anyone suggest a text or video tutorial on moving to PowerPoint 2007 for 2003 power users? 2. I've seen some "make PowerPoint 2007 work like PowerPoint 2003" add-ins. Does anyone have experience/recommendations for any of those? Thanks!
posted by SampleSize
on Jun 30, 2008 -
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 -
We made a powerpoint presentation on a Mac and sent it to a number of people both in the US and abroad. Most people are reporting difficulties with the formatting - text spilling over onto pictures, etc. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Apr 21, 2008 -
I saw a presentation given with Apple's Keynote in which the text that accompanied each slide was not shown on the overhead projector, but was visible on the laptop used by the presenter. How do I do that? And bonus points if you can tell me how to do that with open office, a pdf file, or some other non-keynote piece of software. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Mar 28, 2008 -
I have a Flash animation (which ends in .app) that I'd like to use in Power Point (it's PP x for Mc) on a MacBook Pro. But I can't seem to find any way to do it. Has anyone had any luck with this, or know of any converters, or know some other way to link to the animation via PowerPoint but not actually as a slide?
posted by jgballard
on Mar 19, 2008 -
I need to make an oral presentation with slides (preferably PowerPoint) to a small audience (about 15) in a room in a neighboring country. What is the best way to achieve this requiring minimum effort on their end? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Mar 13, 2008 -
How can I create an animated powerpoint w/ audiotrack...all embedded in one file? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Feb 27, 2008 -
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 -
What is the most elegant solution (.ppt, .key, other) for shrinking my presentations to less than 5 mb on a mac? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon
on Jan 14, 2008 -
I want to be able to click through some Powerpoint slides in a really large room when my computer is at the other end of it (about 100 ft away). There are no physical boundaries in the way (it's in direct sight). Do I need an RF mouse for this?
If so, does anyone have recommendations of good ones to buy? and where? It doesn't need to be overly fancy, probably a click and maybe a RMB click would be sufficient...
posted by royalchinook
on Jan 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
posted by Becko
on Jan 3, 2008 -
I need gag vids. The kind that start all sweet and innocent and then the monster jumps out and stuff like that. Another is the kind in which your computer is "taking a picture" of you but the picture is actually of a monkey. Please see...
posted by snsranch
on Dec 9, 2007 -
I need to convert a PowerPoint slideshow into a video file that can then be uploaded to YouTube. Is there any freeware (NOT shareware/trial) program that can help me convert a PowerPoint slideshow to AVI/MPEG/MOV? Don't care how complicated or how many steps involved; just need to not have to pay for it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 5, 2007 -