PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training
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Creating PowerPoint movies


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Video: Creating PowerPoint movies

In this lesson we are going to explore how you can take your PowerPoint presentation and convert it into a movie. Now why on earth would you want to do that you are asking. Well, if you wanted to share your presentation with others who don't have PowerPoint, this is a format that they will be able to see all the transitions, special effects, background music and so on in your presentation without having PowerPoint and not send out the actual PowerPoint presentation to people so they can go in and manipulate your slides, you can protect it by converting it into a movie. In other words, all they are able to do is view the contents.
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  1. 47s
    1. Welcome
      47s
  2. 25m 17s
    1. Starting PowerPoint
      4m 23s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 44s
    3. Opening and closing presentations
      4m 4s
    4. Navigating presentations
      7m 6s
  3. 38m 28s
    1. Creating new presentations
      8m 54s
    2. Adding and removing slides
      7m 59s
    3. Rearranging slides
      4m 23s
    4. Saving presentations
      7m 23s
    5. Opening other files in PowerPoint
      4m 36s
    6. Checking compatibility
      5m 13s
  4. 26m 59s
    1. Previewing printouts in Tiger
      7m 40s
    2. Previewing printouts in Leopard
      2m 55s
    3. Using Print and Quick Print
      5m 38s
    4. Setting print options
      10m 46s
  5. 1h 11m
    1. Using Page Setup
      4m 53s
    2. Using themes
      5m 31s
    3. Applying effects to themes
      6m 31s
    4. Using background styles
      8m 54s
    5. Using color schemes
      6m 25s
    6. Using font schemes
      5m 31s
    7. Creating custom themes
      6m 55s
    8. Working with slide layouts
      8m 11s
    9. Working with slide masters
      11m 46s
    10. Working with headers and footers
      6m 56s
  6. 58m 34s
    1. Using text slides
      5m 49s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 55s
    3. Adding text to slides
      4m 27s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 38s
    5. Changing spacing and indents
      9m 25s
    6. Aligning text
      4m 45s
    7. Bullets and numbering
      10m 17s
    8. Working in Outline mode
      3m 51s
    9. Using Find and Replace
      6m 27s
  7. 27m 57s
    1. Checking spelling
      6m 14s
    2. Finding synonyms
      4m 57s
    3. Other reference tools
      7m 1s
    4. Other document proofing options
      9m 45s
  8. 1h 14m
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      8m 42s
    2. Modifying pictures
      14m 18s
    3. Drawing objects
      12m 52s
    4. Using SmartArt
      13m 27s
    5. Using WordArt
      8m 39s
    6. Using sound
      9m 34s
    7. Using video
      7m 10s
  9. 43m 10s
    1. Inserting tables
      8m 41s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      8m 47s
    3. Inserting charts
      12m 11s
    4. Editing charts and data
      13m 31s
  10. 25m 4s
    1. Arranging and grouping objects
      7m 12s
    2. Animating objects
      12m 2s
    3. Using slide transitions
      5m 50s
  11. 24m 4s
    1. Starting and navigating presentations
      6m 50s
    2. Pointer options
      6m 7s
    3. Using presenter tools with two screens
      5m 24s
    4. Creating self-running slideshows
      5m 43s
  12. 47m 20s
    1. Using comments
      6m 42s
    2. Sending slideshows to iPhoto
      5m 34s
    3. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      3m 5s
    4. Creating PowerPoint movies
      4m 55s
    5. Creating web presentations
      6m 58s
    6. Creating custom slideshows
      4m 56s
    7. Using hyperlinks and action buttons
      11m 11s
    8. Emailing presentations
      3m 59s
  13. 19m 4s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      9m 10s
    2. Modifying toolbars
      9m 54s
  14. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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From the most basic to the very advanced, instructor David Rivers explores the application's possibilities in PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training. David teaches users how to create, edit, and share professional slideshows and presentations. He demonstrates how to efficiently navigate presentations, apply custom themes, place and edit text, images, and multimedia files; and bring the whole package together for a self-running or manual slideshow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Opening, closing, and navigating presentations
  • Adding and removing slides
  • Printing presentations
  • Designing and editing themes
  • Applying effects to themes
  • Working with text
  • Proofing content
  • Inserting photos and graphics
  • Editing and formatting tables and charts
  • Animating presentations
  • Viewing and sharing presentations
Subject:
Business
Software:
Office PowerPoint PowerPoint for Mac Office for Mac
Author:
David Rivers

Creating PowerPoint movies

In this lesson we are going to explore how you can take your PowerPoint presentation and convert it into a movie. Now why on earth would you want to do that you are asking. Well, if you wanted to share your presentation with others who don't have PowerPoint, this is a format that they will be able to see all the transitions, special effects, background music and so on in your presentation without having PowerPoint and not send out the actual PowerPoint presentation to people so they can go in and manipulate your slides, you can protect it by converting it into a movie. In other words, all they are able to do is view the contents.

So what we are going to do is keep the same presentation we have been working with in the last few lessons and convert this into a QuickTime Movie. You can see the name of the file is EatCake11c you will find it in the Lesson11 folder of the ExerciseFiles if you have got them, but if you don't, thats okay; any presentation will do at this point. We are going to go up to the File menu and we are going to go to Save as Movie. Now just before I click on Save as Movie, this is the equivalent of going to Save As. I am going to give that a click and changing the format down below to that .mov file right here and when I select this, I would then go to the Options to setup my movie settings and so on.

I am going to click Cancel and I am going to click Cancel again and show you that by going up to File and selecting Save as Movie, saves you a numbers of clicks. The format is already selected for you, .mov. We just choose a location. I am going to put this on the desktop and now I have got my Movie Options button down below that will take me to that Movie Options dialog box I saw a moment ago. Under Size and quality we can adjust Optimization four things like Size a Smooth playback if that is important, or if quality is most important, choosing this one is going to adjust some of the movie settings for us automatically to improve the quality.

Movie dimensions can be setup as a Custom size if you wanted to by clicking the Custom radio button and then bumping up the Width and the Height or you can go to 640X480 or just use your current screen settings and I am going to use this one here Current screen size. Down below you have got Media settings. Now if there are slide transitions in your presentation already you can keep those in the movie. So you can see Slide transitions will follow the slideshow settings that I have, but if I wanted none, I could choose None as well. Background soundtrack maybe good to have some music playing in the background.

By clicking the dropdown you can chose Select soundtrack and we are going to navigate to the folder and in this case we are going to go to the Lesson11 folder and we are going to select this one here, Easy For You. Notice that sound files is selected up here, but we can go to All Files and choose this MP3 right here. That is now sleeted for us. Here is the cool feature you want this movie to play over and over so when it reaches the last slide to continue playing, we can choose Loop Movie. We can even show the movie player control so if we want people to be able to pause or adjust the volume, we can keep it selected as well.

Now these settings that we are setting up here can be applied to the current presentation that we are about to convert or to every single new presentation if we want it to, by clicking this radio button. But it is just this one so I am going to leave it at that. Before I click OK, I can also set up credits. I am going to go to the Credits button and I am going to put myself in as the Director, the Producer, Dave Rivers, Copyright, I am just going to put in, 2008, Performers, not applicable, Information, Lynda.com movie, there we go, and I am going to click OK.

Now clicking OK actually saves those settings, I havent saved the movie file yet until I click the Save button down below and now you can see that there is quick little screen telling me that it has been saved to the location I chose which was my desktop. So if I click over here on my desktop, look at that, EatCake11c.mov and to play this all I need to do is have QuickTime and then double click it, QuickTime kicked into action, there is that background music and you can see the slide transitions moving from slide to slide.

We have the timing setup for a couple of seconds and that is why we are seeing this. Now for me I am going to click View up here at the top and Fit to Screen so I can see the controls down below. So now if I wanted to pause, I could, when I hit play, let see what happens when it reaches the end. There we go, there is the last slide there and it loops around and starts over, thanks to that setting we chose. I can adjust the volume over here in the bottom-left so you can hear me better over the background music.

When I am done I just click the Close button up here in the top-left corner to close up the window. I am going to go up to QuickTime player and even quit QuickTime player. Click anywhere in PowerPoint to return to PowerPoint and that is how you save you presentation to a movie format.

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Q: Despite following the directions in the “Creating PowerPoint movies” video, the movie of the PowerPoint presentation is very pixelated. Additionally, it does not contain any of the animations. What could be causing this problem?
A: There are some issues with saving a PowerPoint presentation to a movie. For one, animation effects will not appear in your QuickTime movie, nor will sounds associated with animation effects. If you must have animation effects and sounds in your movie, check out Snapz Pro X from Ambrosia Software, Inc., which can record your slideshow as you present it on-screen, with all its animation effects and sounds. Then you can save the recording as a QuickTime movie. Pixelation won't be an issue using Snapz Pro either, as you can set the recording to a higher resolution to match the full-screen version of your slideshow. Unfortunately, this issue has not been rectified in PowerPoint 2011 either. So, for the time being, this try this workaround.
 
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