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mmoscosa
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:32 am    Post subject: Presentations - Powerpoint... Reply with quote

Does anyone know a program for making presentations and viewing them?!
ISomething like Impress from Openoffice
but I am looking for something else other than Openoffice

I have Abiword
Gnumeric
and am looking something for presentations
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have some experience with HTML and or CSS you might want to have a look at http://nontroppo.org/wiki/OperaShow
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also look into app-office/magicpoint

It also, just requires a text editor for making the presentation. My Unix programming teacher at my old college used it a lot for his lectures and it seemed like a pretty good app.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

latex-beamer is good, but maybe not the thing you seek for
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have to do some presentations in the next month(s)..

I want to use OpenOffice for creating the presentation.
How can I check if they really work later with PowerPoint ?

Or is some software more compatible to PowerPoint than others ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Convert them to pdf, then you don't have to worry about if they work with powerpoint. You can run acrobat reader fullscreen. Just make sure the computer used for the presentation has acrobat reader installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackEdder wrote:
Convert them to pdf, then you don't have to worry about if they work with powerpoint. You can run acrobat reader fullscreen. Just make sure the computer used for the presentation has acrobat reader installed.
Agreed. PDF seems to be the most compatible way of doing the presentation. It's how I do mine (exporting from OO.org).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackEdder wrote:
Convert them to pdf, then you don't have to worry about if they work with powerpoint. You can run acrobat reader fullscreen. Just make sure the computer used for the presentation has acrobat reader installed.

But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
Pdf supports that stuff. I don't know if the conversion from impress to pdf supports it though. For a good presentation you are mostly better of not doing it anyway. Only start including it when you know what you are doing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
Pdf supports that stuff. I don't know if the conversion from impress to pdf supports it though. For a good presentation you are mostly better of not doing it anyway. Only start including it when you know what you are doing.

No the more dancing clip art the more professional it looks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No the more dancing clip art the more professional it looks.


Are you being serious? I pray not.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/dev/random wrote:
BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
Pdf supports that stuff. I don't know if the conversion from impress to pdf supports it though. For a good presentation you are mostly better of not doing it anyway. Only start including it when you know what you are doing.

No the more dancing clip art the more professional it looks.
You mean it takes away the attention from how much of an arse you are making of yourself ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
Pdf supports that stuff. I don't know if the conversion from impress to pdf supports it though. For a good presentation you are mostly better of not doing it anyway. Only start including it when you know what you are doing.

No the more dancing clip art the more professional it looks.
You mean it takes away the attention from how much of an arse you are making of yourself ???

Basically, yes. Being a high school student I've found that you can do far less research and have an extremely uninformative presentation and still have people like it because you include a lot of pretty pictures. So in my little world it's semi-true. Perhaps even in a corporate situation it's true.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/dev/random wrote:
Basically, yes. Being a high school student I've found that you can do far less research and have an extremely uninformative presentation and still have people like it because you include a lot of pretty pictures. So in my little world it's semi-true. Perhaps even in a corporate situation it's true.


So basically, the only reason you want powerpoint is because you can't be bothered to make a presentation that isn't worthless.

You may get a good grade for that shit in high school. In the real world, they'll see that as unacceptable.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/dev/random wrote:
BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
BlackEdder wrote:
/dev/random wrote:
But then you can't have text effects or dancing clip art, or can you?
Pdf supports that stuff. I don't know if the conversion from impress to pdf supports it though. For a good presentation you are mostly better of not doing it anyway. Only start including it when you know what you are doing.

No the more dancing clip art the more professional it looks.
You mean it takes away the attention from how much of an arse you are making of yourself ???

Basically, yes. Being a high school student I've found that you can do far less research and have an extremely uninformative presentation and still have people like it because you include a lot of pretty pictures. So in my little world it's semi-true. Perhaps even in a corporate situation it's true.

The only problem with that is, audiences get exponentially smarter when you leave high school :wink: , and everybody who has been to enough boring presentations absolutely hate dancing clipart, stupid or unnecessary animations, glaring decorations, flashing text or any such crap.The only thing I could accept is when text is inserted into a slide, to bring attention to that text as the speaker addresses it. Other than that, give me high contrast text, few lines per slide, a minimal amount of equations, and nice, large print graphs.
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