Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

7

There's not a direct way that I'm aware of. What you could do is export the background elements as a PNG and use it as a background in Powerpoint. If you set the master slides to use the exported background and do all your text styling there, you could have a reasonable platform for your boss to do simple edits while retaining control over the presentation ...


6

Both PowerPoint and Impress slides are specified in inches or cm, rather than pixels, and these real-world units are somewhat arbitrary given that the presentations are normally scaled proportionally to fit whatever screen they're shown on. (Or non-proportionally, if somewhat's got the screen settings wrong) I'd go with an image that's big enough in pixels ...


2

I've found similar problems which I have been unable to resolve, and so have gone back to drawing organisation charts using plain old text boxes and connectors ("lines following the boxes when you move them" - usually Elbow or Elbow Arrow connectors) Also, often I want to highlight a single box by filling it with a different colour from the others, which I ...


2

To only include necessary information is a great start. Now, because you were only asked for a template, you have to bear in mind that people will autonomously insert and delete stuff and make it look... well, different from the original one. A light background will help any text or images look better (any strong color can be problematic to combine), and ...


2

PowerPoint and probably many other slideshow programs (e.g. Impress) can import PDF content. Current versions of Illustrator save .ai files in a format very similar to PDFs, and you can also save with PDF compatibility so that the AI file itself will open in PDF readers. Photoshop can also save as Photoshop PDF. And both programs also allow you to export as ...


2

You can't with Photoshop. Photoshop isn't designed to create true vector files. There is no way to save a real vector file from Photoshop This is a common misconception. Using vector tools does not mean you can save the file as a vector file. If you use a true vector application, such as Adobe Illustrator, you can export art as a wmf (Windows Metafile) or ...


2

I have seen a lot of presentations created using Prezi that have this sort of functionality. Prezi is a virtual whiteboard that transforms presentations from monologues into conversations: enabling people to see, understand, and remember ideas. To understand complexity, one must zoom out to see the big picture and in to see the details. Prezi’s ...


1

Prezi is surely a great tool, it's simple to use and it's on-line. There was a similar tool, Ahead, but now the site seems not responding. If you prefer something to be used offline, there are dynamic SVG generators like Sozi and Dizzy, which generate SVG pages and manage events for moving through your contents. I use sometimes Sozi and now (after the first ...


1

Your biggest problem are scaled pictures. Resizing the images before embedding them into your Powerpoint to the final size can make a big difference. And while you are at scaling you could try out jpg compression, but there will always be a certain loss of quality.


1

You won't have much luck. PPT doesn't seem to be very efficient with it's file size in my experience. That said, I've been able to bring file size down on a good day by applying the same principles you would for a web page. Optimize the images as best you can and then reimport them. The quality is completely relative so push the limit on compression based ...


1

I have to agree with lawndartcatcher. There's not going to be a good way of doing this without a good amount of custom animation. They quick 2 minutes job is to create copies of your node and scale them up, then have them zoom into the slide one after the other until it takes up however much of the slide you want, and then to transition to your next slide. ...


1

The SmartArt is a "magic tool" that makes you able to concentrate on content rather than design. It does the design for you. If you want to control the design yourself, you are probably better off using other tools. If you don't wan't it to be smart, then Smart-Art is probably not the way to go... I understand very well that this frustrates you as a ...


1

Wearing my hazmat suit today, so I'll give this one a shot. ;-) I don't know of any such templates, but you may find something worthwhile on the MS Office website. Your best best, I'd say, would be to: Set up a temporary background on the master slide with your grid indicated in light gray or blue. You could do this with a transparent png, I expect, over ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible