Is there an automated way to take a directory of Powerpoint presentations, and extract only the unique slides? [more inside]
posted by juliewhite
on Oct 31, 2007 -
What are the optimal output settings when generating images for use in PowerPoint? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Oct 15, 2007 -
I'm looking for a way to place a browser window into a PowerPoint slide so that I can access web pages during my presentation and have them updated in real time.
I've played around a bit with LiveWeb, which has behaved a bit erratically, and am hesitating before plunking down money for something like T-Dog's PowerPoint Web Browser. It doesn't need to have terribly robust browser capabilities - an address bar, forward/backward buttons and a "refresh" button should suffice.
Anyway, I'd love to hear people's advice - the simpler, the better; I am a confirmed non-geek. If it matters (and I assume it does), I'm running Windows XP and PowerPoint 2003.
Thanks in advance for your answers to my first-ever Ask MeFi question!
posted by AngerBoy
on Oct 9, 2007 -
I'm creating a PowerPoint with bulleted lists, and I'm having trouble getting it to do what I want. [more inside]
posted by eleyna
on Sep 27, 2007 -
Power Point 2007 question! I need to apply the same animation (*appear*) to every title and bullet point in my presentation, without manually going through and adding the effect one by one on each slide. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator
on Sep 10, 2007 -
VideoFilter: How to download video from youtube or iFilm to my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by pammo
on Sep 9, 2007 -
Every time I try to drag an object in PowerPoint 2007, my CPU usage spikes way up, and the dragging becomes so jerky that it's unusable.
I'm using a good machine, and this problem occurs even with uncomplex presentations. Any ideas/fixes? This version of PowerPoint is buggy as hell.
posted by krunk
on Sep 5, 2007 -
In PowerPoint 2002, it's supposed to be possible to have bulleted items at all levels appear one at a time, using "Effect options" and then the "Text animation" tab. However, that tab is missing, for some reason... [more inside]
posted by Ms. Next
on Aug 22, 2007 -
I am trying to open a Powerpoint file I have been working on the for last few days. This morning it won't open correctly and I need the collective assistance of PPT gurus [more inside]
posted by worker_bee
on Aug 1, 2007 -
What video formats work well in presentations? Advice on codecs, presentation software and general tips and tricks sought. Linux and/or WIndows. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jul 12, 2007 -
I am looking for examples of innovative uses of boring old PowerPoint—beyond the normal title and bullets. I want to create a presentation that...doesnt look like PowerPoint. Are there any places to get ideas?
posted by punkfloyd
on May 31, 2007 -
I would like to create a screensaver using a PowerPoint presentation. I am aware that I can save the slides and then create a My Pictures slideshow-type screensaver, but this method loses the animation, which is critical. Searching on Google, there is an abundance of software that promises to convert PPT shows to screensavers, but I have never heard of any of the companies providing the software, and I am hesitant to just start downloading it willy-nilly. Can anyone recommend a method for creating screensavers from PowerPoints based on their own experience? I am especially interested in free methods. If it matters, I am using Windows XP and PowerPoint 2007.
posted by foxinthesnow
on Mar 27, 2007 -
How to incorporate PowerPoint slides by reference, then generate finished presentations? I manage a number of distinct PowerPoint presentations with similar (but not identical) content. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I'm sure this is too simple to require the skills of the PowerpointGuruHiveMind, but I can no longer edit datasheets in Microsoft Graph, in order to create new charts in Powerpoint for Mac 2004. I must have checked some kind of "protect data" checkbox as a default, but I can't find it to switch back. Sheer frustration must have overwhelmed my google-fu.
posted by roofus
on Jan 16, 2007 -
Creating a podcast with synchronized images that will pop up at irregular intervals during the podcast. I'll also be showing some very unsophisticated users how to do this in a few months. Which tool is best for the job... [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Help! Time-sensitive: My boss's boss, when editing, sees transparent placeholders inside his powerpoint everywhere there is an image (Images do show up, though, in actual slideshow - so they're there). Changing zoom didn't fix it.
Everyhting shows up ok on my computer. My Google-fu is failing me, and he's counting on me - got a quick fix?
posted by parma
on Nov 17, 2006 -
What is the best presentation software out there? I use PowerPoint on a weekly basis right now and I would like to "up" my game with better video and sound clips. Can anyone recommend an alternative.
posted by jestonb
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Chinese Hong Kong audience: What should I take into account when designing a PowerPoint presentation for an academic to present in Hong Kong? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Sep 24, 2006 -
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 -
I've tried for several weeks to find this VBScript program from long ago. It's deceptively simple (create PPT, create slide within PPT, insert image, put title on slide, repeat last three steps until all images inserted). [more inside]
posted by ostranenie
on Sep 11, 2006 -
I'd like to play .mp3 files on .html pages in a browser without opening the files in a media player (off-line, too.) Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by imposster
on Aug 22, 2006 -
Looking for software that can deliver very high quality, professional, attractive multimedia presentations that can be burned to a CD, sent to a customer, and "walk" the customer through the presentation in the absence of a speaker/presenter. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter
on Jul 21, 2006 -
How can I convert an existing set of powerpoint slides into something better-looking? [more inside]
posted by spiff101
on Jun 1, 2006 -
A slightly different PowerPoint/ presentation filter: What are your tips, tricks, tools and resources for making kick-ass presentations? [more inside]
posted by special-k
on May 20, 2006 -
I need to "load up" Powerpoint with a directory of 150 jpegs, one image per slide. And I have to do this for 5 presentations. This is REALLY tedious to do by hand, one by one. What can I do? I don't want to use a slideshow program because I do want to sort images and append text on the slides.
posted by zek
on Apr 8, 2006 -
I'm working on a competition presentation for my student organization. The presentation is in the form of a video (made in Adobe AfterEffects) but we may also want to include PowerPoint slides. What's a good way to mix video and PowerPoint without fear of hiccups? [more inside]
posted by yevge
on Mar 30, 2006 -
I'm in business school and am getting sick of my classmates boring group presentations. Building upon this question
, what are the best tips for giving a group powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment
on Mar 22, 2006 -
How can I make sure my classmates pay attention to my powerpoint presentation and have it stand out to the teacher. [more inside]
posted by joshuak
on Mar 16, 2006 -
I need to find Mac slideshow software with the ability to play specific slideshows via assigned hotkeys. I'd also like to make a simple USB footpedal to advance the images. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke
on Feb 6, 2006 -
Is there a way to isolate/extract a .jpg image that has been inserted in the background of a PowerPoint slide? It has not just been placed on the master. Instead somebody did the Format>Background>Fill effects>Picture thing which embeds the image. HELP! [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd
on Jan 13, 2006 -
Powerpoint help: I want to run an automated powerpoint presentation and work in other windows at the same time. Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito
on Jan 3, 2006 -
I am wasting paper because I can't train myself to print a selection of slides in PowerPoint! [more inside]
posted by skryche
on Nov 1, 2005 -
I'm working on a powerpoint presentation and none of the existing templates or those I have found on the web suits my needs. I've created my own template using the "master slide" feature. However, when I leave the "master view" the colours/fonts etc. stay the same as I set them, but the placement of the boxes (headlines and text boxes) return to the defaults. How do I create a template that holds the headlines and text where I put them? [more inside]
posted by duck
on Oct 16, 2005 -
Has anyone got a backup of the powerpoint the guy (supposedly) used to break up with his girlfriend? It was about a year ago and it was only up for a little while before it was replaced with a pretty nasty picture.
This was the link (http://roonweb.com/wtfbreakup_files/frame.htm
), but it now returns a 404. I've searched all around and not dug up anyone with a copy yet, I would love to see it again. I remember laughing my ass off the first time.
posted by nbrier
on Aug 12, 2005 -
A generic Kleenex is a "tissue," a generic Q-Tip is a "cotton swab." What is a generic PowerPoint presentation called? [more inside]
posted by lewistate
on Aug 5, 2005 -