Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting Up Your Show
Before the Show:
Prep Work
Figure 24-7:
If you want to print handouts from Word, choose a layout option and then click
OK. When you do, PowerPoint sends your presentation to Word, which converts
it to a document.
Setting Up Your Show
You’re almost ready to deliver your presentation. To make sure your slideshow looks
its best—and zips along briskly—take a minute to adjust the screen resolution on
the computer showing the presentation. Lots of animations can slow a presentation
down, so balancing the speed of the presentation with the sharpness of the screen
can be a good compromise.
To adjust the screen resolution, go to the Slide Show tab’s Monitors section and click
the Resolution drop-down list. You see a variety of options, ranging from low to
high. At lower resolutions, slides and animations display faster, but you lose some
sharpness and visual detail. At higher resolutions, the slides look good, but your
slideshow may be sluggish. Many projectors work with a resolution of 1024 × 768 at
most, so if you’re not sure about the equipment you’ll be using for your presentation,
don’t go above this setting.
Tip: For other ways to improve your slideshow’s performance, see the box on page 669.
Following your notes in Presenter view
You can print out notes and have them in hand, reading from the printed pages,
when you give a presentation. If you don’t want to keep looking down at your notes
and back at the slides, though, you’ll love Presenter view. When you use it, you see
each slide and its notes on one monitor (perhaps your laptop’s screen) and your
audience sees the slides—without the notes—on a different monitor.
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