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Microsoft Power Point

By woyci ·
We are putting together a presentation using power point. For training purposes, we want to distribute copies of the presentation to various groups. Some of these groups may not have access to a digital projector. Rather than have everyone huddle around a Laptop, or desktop monitor -- we were wondering if the presentation is saved as a slide show, can the cd be inserted into a regular dvd player and viewed on a larger screen tv? (All groups have a dvd/vcr/tv set up for training purposes.)


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Totally different formats

by DC_GUY In reply to Microsoft Power Point

When you save your file to CD it will be single screen shots in Powerpoint format. Data on DVDs is in video format. Even though CD-ROMs and DVDs look like the same piece of plastic, the data formats are totally different.

You could probably pay a video specialist to turn your Powerpoint presentation into a video that a DVD player can read. But a company that can't afford a PC projector in every conference room probably isn't going to pay for this service either.

My recommendation is always to format the presentation for the lowest common denominator. In this case that is the group of users who have computer monitors but no projector. Add a little quasi-animation such as moving pointers and one-bullet-at-a-time lists, to make it easy for the audience to stay in synch with the speaker.

You're lucky that your lowest common denominator is a monitor, otherwise you'd be reduced to handing out paper.

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