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Personal PowerPoint

I don’t remember it like this….

We have to remember that what we show and say during a presentation may not be telling the whole story. Take for example this re-edited movie trailer for the Shining.

I don’t remember the warm-fuzzy family story with the happy ending…

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Tutorial

Rename Master Slides

Things can get confusing working with a presentation that has multiple masters. Especially if the Master Slides are very similiar (eg. One with a primary bullet, one without). The solution is to name the Master Slides to something meaningful. I have added a tutorial on renaming PowerPoint Master Slides here.

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Tutorial

PPT + .png transparent images = ugly print

If you have ever printed a presentation that contained a .png image with transparency the results were certainly less than desirable. Here is the printed slide with a number of transparent .png images – not so good…
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Note the jagged edges around the 3D spheres, Missing portion of background, solid/jagged dropshadow around the person.

○ The solution is a few easy steps and provides ‘picture’ perfect printouts.
○ Go to SAVE AS and export all slides to .JPG images. It is a good idea to save all of these to a new folder (Note: For higher quality images I use the PPTXtreme Import/Export add-in for this process. I export slides at 1600×1200 pixels for better quality).
○ Create a new presentation
○ Import all of the .jpg images/slides using the Photo Album feature, PPTXtreme’s Import/Export add-in, or Shyam’s Image Importer add-in.
○ Print

Here is a slide that was exported as a .jpg, then placed on a slide and printed
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Side Note: If you delete all slides from real presentation, do a SAVE AS, then insert all of the .jpg slide images the master slide, header/footer and properties information will be preserved.

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PowerPoint

MS Tutorial on Header/Footer’s

Microsoft has some great content on their website. Here is a good example that was recently added, a tutorial on using header and footers. http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC011217001033

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Software/Add-Ins Tutorial

Movies and PowerPoint (updated)

I recently corresponded with PowerPoint multimedia expert Austin Myers (creator of the highly recommended PFCMedia add-in). He was kind enough to review my quick FAQ on movies and PowerPoint and provide some additional information. I have updated the page with his detailed insights, get it here.

Thanks Austin!
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PowerPoint

It’s official – “Office 2007”

What has been referred to as “Office 12,” the next version of Office has been officially named. And the new name is: “Office 2007“.

ZDNet has a good article providing the details on what bundles will be, some of the new options and of course the official name. Check it all out here.

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Personal

Olympic Medal Count

We, the USA, are doing great so far in this winter Olympics. Check here for an up-to-the-minute medal count.

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Personal

Even better, Google Earth view of the Olympics

One step better than yesterday’s post is to actually view the olympic venues through Google Earth. Check out an overview of it here.

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Personal

Google Map of Winter Olympics

Checkout Google’s map of Turin, Italy with callouts of the Olympic Venues. See it here.

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Personal

Online Olympic event schedule

If you want to know when an Olympic event is happening, check here.

Click on a day to see the details of that day. Then click on the event for a complete detail of it, or click on the ‘scheduled’ link to see who’s competing. A good use of the internet.

PS: Happy Valentines Day!

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