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PPT Advanced

  1. 1. Mark Leggott University of PEI
  2. 2. <ul><li>PPT Culture </li></ul><ul><li>PPT Content </li></ul><ul><li>PPT Tips and Techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images/SmartArt/Charts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SlideShows/Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Alternatives </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tufteitis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edward Tufte’s Cognitive Style of PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I don’t like PPT, but…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ignore PPT-naysayers </li></ul><ul><li>Use PPT to match your own style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a template/look </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide graphic relief when possible </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Best option </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search.creativecommons.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Every topic </li></ul><ul><li>Creators who want you to use their stuff </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Templates ( Hands-On ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create using blank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cursor over designs to view, click to select </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Editing Templates/Themes ( Hands-On ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View-Slide Master </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit as you see fit and save for future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitions ( Demo ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally a waste, unless of value to slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use sparingly, do not often transfer to PDF etc. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Use JPEG for standard images </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need only 72dpi and keeps size small </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use GIF for transparency ( Hands-On ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean lines will create nice image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insert GIF – Recolor – Set Transparent Color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex images will pixelate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use WMF for clipart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows editing within PPT </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Good way to spice up presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Standard widgets can be easily edited </li></ul><ul><li>Use for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>abstract concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chronologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flows & relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( Hands-On ) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>No better way to add a chart than with built-in tools </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of chart types and options </li></ul><ul><li>( Hands-On ) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>File types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WAV files tend to work best with PPT in Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edits must be done outside PPT using software like the OS Audacity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Narration ( Demo ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use built-in Narration function – very easy! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide Show – Record Narration </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Working with movies in PPT is only recommended for local presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Distributing PPT with videos is too complex (unless playing on your laptop) </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding YouTube videos quick and easy way to embed video ( Hands-On ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to have Internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be done for most Flash videos </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Can use same PPT for different lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Use Slide Show-Custom to create special version of one PPT ( Hands-On ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful for standard lecture delivered to different audiences (e.g. more/less detail) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a large PPT with all images/items and create special Shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can save multiple version in one PPT </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Sharing assumes you want to distribute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing a PPT not always best option </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not everyone has PPT or viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optional formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF to ensure all can view (use Publish as PDF or XPS Add-In from Microsoft) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML (Multi-file best option) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GoogleDocs or SlideShare ( Demo ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest way to share PPT to a wide audience </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Expensive (but GOOOOOD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy a Mac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Keynote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about it  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inexpensive ( Demo ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download OpenOffice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do much of the same - buy an iPod with $ saved </li></ul></ul>

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