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Superheroes in
disguise:
realising the
power of
PowerPoint and
Adobe Reader
Having a large
choice of apps is
great but can mean:
continuous learning
curves
uncertain free
access (eg Padlet,
Storify)
Superhero #1 Microsoft PowerPoint
• PowerPoint is much aligned within the media, the classroom, conference halls and
meeting rooms.
• Slide after slide of small font size textual content, listed in bullet points which the
presenter reads off the screen – word for word.
• Data charts that are literally impossible to read in a. the time frame or from the tiny
size of the content.
• Animations are limited to bullet points whizzing onto the screen, line by line.
• Images are poor quality, not very likely to be copyright cleared and mixed types such
as photos and clipart jar with regards to quality and colours, providing inconsistency.
• Despite the lofty aims of the original software developers PowerPoint has earned the
tagline of “Death by PowerPoint”
• Yet it is one of the most ubiquitous software packages around with many universities
providing for both staff and students.
• Blah blah blah blah and on it goes
Recognise
this?
Some
inspiration
to get you
thinking
Images:
Pixabay
plugin
Images:
Fill a shape
or text
1 2 3
Images:
Give them a
professional
look
How to
file
No
pulmonary
oedema
Normal
venous
pressure
Normal urine
output
No oedema
Drawing:
Anything is
achievable
with shapes
Audio:
Add an
existing file
or record
Video:
Export as a
.mp4 video
file
How to
video
Superhero #2 Adobe Reader DC
Comment
will show
the
annotating
menu
Superheroes in disguise
Superheroes in disguise
Thank you and
have fun
experimenting
Images: Creative Commons Zero via
Pixabay and Unsplash, author’s
own CC BY and Queen’s University
Belfast
Get in touch:
c.thomson@qub.ac.uk
@clarethomsonqub

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