PowerPoint - HOW DO I PROJECT THE POWER PRESENTATION TO A GROUP
Asked By An on 20-Apr-07 11:46 PM
I have prepared a power point presentatoin and packaged it to CD. I want to
present it to a group but don't know how. Do I need a laptop CP? Do I need
a projector? I am totally new to this.
Thanks for your halp.
Gordon replied on 21-Apr-07 03:04 AM
Unless the group is small enough to gather round a laptop or other computer,
you will need a laptop, a projector and a screen (or suitable wall) to
project it onto.
An replied on 21-Apr-07 11:54 PM
Thank you for all your help. It is most appreciated.
aneasiertomorro replied on 22-Apr-07 12:34 AM
Where will you be doing this presentation and do they have their own
equipment? If they do they should be able to help you set it up and show you
what to do. If they don't you will need to hire some and whoever you hire it
from should be able to give you a quick 10 minutes on how to set it up (it's
honestly not that comlicated).
You will need to take the presentation with you (you could e-mail it if they
have their own equipment but I like to take my own copy too just in case) so
package for CD is a good idea (particularly if there is any music or videos
in the pres).
So, projecting. The projector is just like a monitor really so nothing to be
scared of :-) Once it is plugged into the laptop and everything is turned on
you will probably need to tell the laptop that it has a projector attached. A
lot of this depends on make/models but generally speaking the laptop will
cycle through 3 modes: just on laptop, just on projector, showing on both
(the one you want). Generally you tell the laptop this through one of the 'F'
buttons and the 'Function' key - I have a Dell and I press the blue FN button
and F8 together (F8 key says CRT/LCD in blue - pressing the blue FN key makes
it do anything written in blue on the keyboard & CRT/LCD are two different
sorts of monitor). It may be different for you depending on make of laptop.
Sometimes instead of CRT/LCD it may have a symbol a bit like: lol to
represent monitor/projector. Also give it a chance to react - don't just keep
pressing the button :-)
Once all that is working, open your presentation and press F5 to launch. The
projector may have a remote control you can use to navigate through your
presentation or you can use various buttons on the laptop - press F1 while in
presentation mode to see what these are (I advise you to do that while in the
comfort of your own home/office rather than when you are there!)
Hmmm. That all sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. Honest.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.
MOS Master Instructor
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An replied on 22-Apr-07 01:08 AM
Thank you! Lucy. This is the kind of detailed info I needed. I will now
look into obtaining the required equipment and take it from there.
ritaskeeter replied to An on 05-Apr-10 07:29 PM
ritaskeeter replied to An on 05-Apr-10 07:36 PM
Read the instructions re projecting PP to a group.
I have a PP presentation 43mb's and saved to a CD and a usb memory stick. I
need to know the following:-
1. As I do not have a lap top - what specs will I need on the lap top to play
2. Does the projector have to be a certain size or make?
3. Will I be able to play a CD with sound on it or do I have get anything
else for this.
ritaskeeter replied to Michael Koerner on 06-Apr-10 11:09 AM
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