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Solutions for presenting PDF slides with presenter notes on second display [closed]

I made a presentation using the latex beamer class with notes. Now I have a problem displaying notes only on my display while presenting the slides to the audience using a projector. Beamer notes ...
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How to open Mac Keynote presentations on Ubuntu?

How to open Mac Keynote presentations on Ubuntu? Can it be imported to Impress?
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Change all text fonts in Libreoffice Impress presentation?

Anyone got any idea how to change the font of all text boxes in an Impress presentation? Applying a Master slide doesn't appear to have any useful effect.
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How do I open an apple keynote file in windows?

I only have the .key presentation file and cannot ask the author to export it to ppt nor do I have an Apple computer available.
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What software is available for showing keystrokes on the screen?

I will be demoing software which is very shortcut driven and it would be helpful to the audience if they could see what keys I am pressing. I need something that will show keystrokes on the screen. A ...
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Free-flow Alternative to Powerpoint?

So I've been digging around the net trying to find a good set of alternatives to Powerpoint. Part of my interest is that I found one, Prezi, that I liked for it's free-form style. Part of the power ...
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Killer power point presentations [closed]

How can I hone my presentation to look out of the ordinary? Are there any add-ons to Microsoft PowerPoint to assist the presenter? Something like showing the next slide as a thumbnail only to the ...
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LaTeX vs Powerpoint for presentations

I had been wondering what are the advantages of using LaTeX (specifically the presentation packages: beamer or texpower) over powerpoint for presentations. The advantages which I have seen on the web ...
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What presentation software should I use for a five minute talk?

I am giving a lightning talk shortly and need to put together some slides. It is a technical talk about Perl documentation. I will be using a OS X machine to run the presentation software. I would ...
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Convert .png images into a .ppt presentation on Linux?

I've created a presentation as a series of .png images, one per slide. What is a good way to convert these into a .ppt (PowerPoint) that I can give to some audio-visual person? I'm entirely on ...
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How can I smoothly switch between a presentation and another data source?

In the next couple of weeks, I'll be giving a lot of presentations using PowerPoint on Windows. Problem is, a lot of the data I want to cover doesn't belong in a PowerPoint slide. I'll be doing ...
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Question and Answer software for use during presentations

I'm looking for software that will allow an audience to collectively formulate and vote-up questions during a presentation which can be relayed back to the speaker either during or after the talk. The ...
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OOo Display bullet points one at a time

How can I set up slides in my Open Office presentation to display bullet points one at a time? In this case I want to apply this to all bullet points in all slides but I don't mind adding it one text ...
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What software should I use to display an elegant looking take-out menu on an HDTV monitor? (data pulled from local MySQL server)

My mom owns a small take-and-bake market, and she's been keeping her menu and inventory on an ugly and messy set of whiteboards behind the counter. I've developed a database that lets her check ...
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Align a PowerPoint presentation (non-standard resolution) to the top of the screen when presenting

I need to display a PowerPoint presentation the covers only the top say, third, of a screen. The presentation will be used in an assembly where the projector screen is only lowered a small amount to ...
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How can I animate a PowerPoint diagram? [duplicate]

I'm trying to animate a sequence diagram within a PowerPoint presentation. The idea is to animate the flow of data between the various actors of the sequence to explain how a software integrates with ...
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How to present a PDF with notes on presenter screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools for presenting PDF slides with presenter notes on second display I want to show a presentation such that the slides are shown on the projector while I see ...
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LaTeX presentation - which package

I need to create a technical presenatation (just a few slides but with formulas etc.). It seems that LaTeX is a natural choice. However - which package should I use and why (the second part is ...
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How to replicate Lynda.com transitions in my own presentations (Keynote preferred, Powerpoint possible)

I recently noticed that lynda.com uses in their training videos a very interesting transition that I would like to replicate in my own presentations. They are somewhat similar to the computer screen ...
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Keynote presentation in conjunction with other app?

The short version: I'd like to tell Apple Keynote to switch to a specific app (never leaving full-screen mode) before a certain slide appears, then display that slide as soon as I switch back. Some ...
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Can I create a 3D presentation to use with 3D glasses?

I have a presentation to give in 2 months, and I want to WOW my viewers. (limited group of 6) We have a 3D enabled 55" TV that I will use, and I wanted to know if there is any way I can create a real ...
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Alternative ways to create good looking documents (as Prezi does for presentations)?

Recently I found Prezi to be a great tool for making presentations, not only for it's easy of use and fancy results, but because the way concepts and ideas can be organized and expressed. I was ...
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Hyperlink in PowerPoint 2007

Suppose, on the left hand side, I have about 10 symbols and on the right hand side, there is some text for details of the said symbol. After clicking a particular symbol, the corresponding text should ...
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Tool to create HTML slideshows/presentations

I've seen somewhere a presentation that was written entirely in HTML, CSS and Javascript. It was "properly" structured, so that if you'd view it with Lynx it would look like a normal document, yet in ...
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Help files and power point presentations

Edit: Some clarifications: We already use Help and Manual for our help files The question is really what to use that allows us to make hyperlinks from help file to presentation, and back, and still ...
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What should I use for presentations on Linux?

I was looking for a descent powerpoint presentation software for Linux. I am seriously not bugged up with openoffice presentation tool. I am not looking for Microsoft Office or Apples's iWork. Is ...
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Graphical Diff of PowerPoint Presentations

I made a powerpoint presentation which I sent to my boss who made changes to the format so it matched presentation policy. I am just curious as to what he changed and was wondering if there was a tool ...
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What software is Hans Rosling using in this presentation?

In Hans Rosling's presentation on Human Development Trends he shows a scatter plot which explodes in to subsets of data. Does anyone know what software was used to create this presentation? I have ...
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Converting Inkscape layers directly to a slideshow presentation?

I'm creating a slideshow in Inkscape. There's one or more layer per slide, plus several background layers, and some special layers to be used on several slides in a row, etc. In the past, I'd ...
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How to write on screen and zoom in during presentation

A year or two ago, I took a Matlab training class and the presenter had some kind of tool that let him zoom in on a portion of his desktop so that we could read his code, as well as draw on his ...
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mirror monitors with split screen?

I want to mirror half of my laptop's screen to the VGA output going to a projector, so I can see and control the other half, but the audience can't. The point is to create presentation notes (I'm not ...
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Is there an OSX build-in alternative for Windows 7 Presentation mode?

On Windows 7 there is a Presentation mode, which can be turned on using the Windows Mobility Center (press winkey-x to open it). The Presentation mode disables the screensaver, screen dimming, ...
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1answer
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Do any wireless presenters really have a good range?

I've had a couple of wireless presenters (the little devices with a USB receiver which allow you to move PowerPoint presentations etc along remotely) and I've found that they're great when they're ...
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Excel: ROUND() to the next unit of 5?

I'm creating a lot of graphs, so I'm making a common scale to be able to compare them using MAX/MIN values that I'm hiding in the graph as a separate series. My Vertical AXIS (Y) is in units of 5. ...
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OpenDocument Presentation Viewer

In lines of Powerpoint Viewer from Microsoft is there any free viewer for Open Document Presentation(ODP) files? I prepare my presentations in LibreOffice in Ubuntu and am looking for an option to ...
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Audio stops during audio-visual presentation playback

I'm a member of a photography club and responsible for the computer and projection equipment. We have a PC running Windows XP SP3 that exhibits a strange audio problem that I've never seen or heard of ...
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Dual-screen Multimedia Control Suite for Linux (like Screen Monkey)

I'm looking for some linux software to manage and control a dual monitor/multi screen setup for use in professional-like presentations (ie: monitor1=control, monitor2=projector/audience). I have the ...
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Converting Markdown to PowerPoint presentations

I really like to use Markdown markup for quickly drafting my presentations with a text editor. When the presentation is in a good shape, I have to finalize it as a PowerPoint file. Currently I ...
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Sophisticated PDF presentation on a secondary display [closed]

I am using MacTeX (LaTeX or XeTeX, depending on the task) with Beamer class to generate my presentations which are hence in a PDF format. I would like to run presentations just as in Apple Keynote – ...
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Standalone PowerPoint/Impress replacement?

I often use AbiWord for word processing, since it has a better UI than OpenOffice. Considering that there's also a standalone spreadsheet - gnumeric, is there a standalone presentation editor/viewer ...
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How do I do a PowerPoint presentation without PowerPoint available?

I often use PowerPoint for presentations. Confronted with such disadvantage: PowerPoint is not installed on each computer. Advise me an alternative solution, as you can get without having to install ...
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Different display on laptop's screen and projector screen?

I saw a lecturer using PowerPoint to present his lecture, however, I notice that although the projector only show the PowerPoint's slides, his laptop screen show different things. How can I do that?
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How to run localhost or local website within Powerpoint?

I have a demo coming up and I kind of want to show off different Javascript applications within the presentation. I was wondering if there was a way to run localhost, or web applications locally, ...
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How do I put a copyrighted background in a PowerPoint presentation?

I want all the slides to have the same background Also, the slides should be editable, but the background should be neither editable nor copyable Is that possible in Microsoft PowerPoint? If not, ...
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How to create a zooming effect in a slideshow presentation?

I would like to create a presentation, similar to Power Point slides, but with a Google Maps feature. When you zoom in in Google Maps, the content becomes more detailed. That's exactly what I need for ...
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using Jekyll to generate HTML-based slideshow presentations from Markdown source?

I want to create slick HTML-based slideshows to use for giving presentations. I've found a couple that I like, such as scrolldeck.js. Basically it's a static site within a folder, i.e. a single ...
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video presentation application for linux

I am looking for an application to create video presentations in linux. I have made one with the online service animoto.com that i really like, but i am looking to make one with a little more control ...
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Can I create a powerpoint transition that REMOVES an element from the slide?

I'd like to create a powerpoint slide, and have elements dissappear from the slide, rather than appear. Can I do that? If so how? If it matters, I'm using Powerpoint 2003. (literally, I'm creating ...
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Add text to PowerPoint slide during a presentation

I'd like to add text to selected slides during my presentation. The text is based on audience feedback and is "throw-away", intended just to help with discussion and learning at the moment. The text ...
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How can I change the bullet point indentation/nesting level in Microsoft PowerPoint?

I am doing a presentation and I need to customise my bullet points so they are indented in the following manner: heading 1 ....heading 2 ....heading 3 .........heading 4 heading 6 ....heading 7 ...