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Offline raskal

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Powerpoint mishaps
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:33:21 AM »
Has anyone ever altered a power point that they downloaded but when they make their presentation in class there are pictures missing and things are kind of screwy?

Does anyone know how to avoid this? My power point is in Korean, so maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Offline amn34

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 11:40:42 AM »
did you modify the powerpoint at school?  i have a mac, and i find that whenever i make ppts/changes to a ppt on my laptop, they will never work on the computers at school.  i don't know if this has something to do with the operating system, or simply how it reads pictures (it's always the photos and never the text that's messed up), but either way, it's incredibly frustrating :(

are you using the same version of powerpoint as the computer you're trying to play it on?

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 11:41:38 AM »
Do a practice run before hand. It could be that one computer is MS 2003 and the other runs MS 2007. I am by no means tech savy and really if you want help with this and are using a Korean operating system, it's best to speak to one of your co-teachers.

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 11:44:30 AM »
If your home PC and school PC have different versions of MS Office, there will always be small changes, even when you save in compatibility mode.

If the text overlaps when you open it at school, make the text box longer.

Offline raskal

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 11:45:37 AM »
I modify it at school on windows. I use a different computer but both are using the latest version of power point, so my coteacher has no idea whats wrong either.

I will have to do practice runs I guess.. I usually end up just using the original power point without my alterations >:(

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 11:52:03 AM »
That's super annoying. I have the same problem with powerpoints but mine is Mac to PC related, which is frustrating when I take the time to adjust or make powerpoints at home than have to do them all over again. It has something to do with Quicktime adjusting the pictures apparently, no idea how since my school comp is in Korean. Have you tried using a USB or e-mailing it to yourself? It does seem strange that different PCs with the same programs aren't working. Sorry, this post wasn't much help but I do commiserate with your PPT frustration!

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 11:58:18 AM »
Yea, I use a USB every time. I'm not quite sure what the problem is.

Even if i reopen it on my computer the file is "broken" (in the words of my ct)  and the pictures are gone..! why?!?

Offline teacher_del

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 12:04:03 PM »
Mac users:  you can insert images into Office files on your home computer!  You need to use the "insert" menu, though.  insert >> insert image >> insert image from file.  You'll have to save the pictures you want to your computer before you do this.  It will work on a Windows machine afterward! 

Sadly, you can't do it the lazy copy-paste way using a Microsoft program on a Mac computer. 

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 12:10:03 PM »
Mac users:  you can insert images into Office files on your home computer!  You need to use the "insert" menu, though.  insert >> insert image >> insert image from file.  You'll have to save the pictures you want to your computer before you do this.  It will work on a Windows machine afterward! 

Sadly, you can't do it the lazy copy-paste way using a Microsoft program on a Mac computer.

you have saved me so much frustration and last minute scrambling.  thank you! :)

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 01:31:25 PM »
Try openoffice impress.
It has no problem with older ppt files (but lots of them with .pptx) unless you're making one of those ridiculous jeopardy games.

I use the mac, gnu/linux, and pc versions and I've never had a compatibility problem.

Make sure you're using common fonts.
Arial, Times New Roman, Georgia . . .

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 04:41:06 PM »
@sincinnatislink: your previous post was unfortunately locked. It may have been trollbait (since you have only 2 posts), but i'll bite.

I would appreciate it if you'd post some of your slides and show some of us how other teachers do it. Its always nice to get a new perspective on things.

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Re: Powerpoint mishaps
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2010, 09:08:01 AM »
I do not consider teaching and delivering a presentation the same thing, so they should not be treated the same. The other post had good points if you were delivering a presentation where it would be assumed everybody speaks the same language.