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]
How can I pimp my PowerPoint? [more inside]
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]
How can I use Automator to make a PowerPoint presentation run? [more inside]
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?
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]
Powerpoint Filter: How can I set the default font size for a chart axis in powerpoint 2007? [more inside]
How can I create an animated powerpoint w/ audiotrack...all embedded in one file? [more inside]
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]
How do I create PowerPoint slides using .NET? [more inside]
What is the most elegant solution (.ppt, .key, other) for shrinking my presentations to less than 5 mb on a mac? [more inside]
Can you recommend examples of presentations using Keynote? [more inside]
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...
How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?
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]
How do I make LaTeX PDF presentations that don't look like cheap PowerPoint? [more inside]
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... [more inside]
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.
Can I use Powerpoint like a video cue playback system for a theatrical performance? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for music to be played during a powerpoint awards presentation. [more inside]
Is there an automated way to take a directory of Powerpoint presentations, and extract only the unique slides? [more inside]
Any way to export Google Presentation as PPT? [more inside]
What are the optimal output settings when generating images for use in PowerPoint? [more inside]
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!
I'm creating a PowerPoint with bulleted lists, and I'm having trouble getting it to do what I want. [more inside]
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]
VideoFilter: How to download video from youtube or iFilm to my hard drive? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
What video formats work well in presentations? Advice on codecs, presentation software and general tips and tricks sought. Linux and/or WIndows. [more inside]
I have a large, multi-step logical diagram that needs to become a slick presentation. How do I get there? [more inside]
Why oh why won't you show my text, PowerPoint Viewer? [more inside]
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?
How does one convert a Word document into a Powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
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.
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]
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.
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]
Free, non-tacky, AND PowerPoint? Is such a combination possible? [more inside]
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?
I have access to a conference bridge and sometimes I do presentations over the phone. [more inside]
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.
What hourly rate should I charge to edit a Powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
Any advice for my MacBook Word / Excel / Powerpoint woes? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
ppt -> mpg ?? [more inside]
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]