Issue #74 December 21, 2004

1. PPS Files Got a question from a subscriber recently on what the difference is between a PPT (normal PowerPoint) file and a PPS (PowerPoint Show) file and if the PPS file was secure from any changes. You will likely encounter PPS files if you get a presentation via...

Issue #73 December 7, 2004

1. Keeping PPT updated Recently, I have had a few questions from subscribers asking if PowerPoint has particular bugs that don't allow certain graphics, audio, or video to play properly. These questions happen on a regular basis and my advice is always to first see if...

Issue #72 November 23, 2004

1. How Many Slides? What would you think of a 35 minute presentation in which the presenter showed 115 slides? If you are like most people your reaction to that first sentence was something along the lines of "Oh my gosh! That must have been horrible!" Recently, I...

Issue #71 November 9, 2004

1. Presentation Coaching By now most of you have figured out that I am an expert on PowerPoint and using it to effectively communicate a message to an audience (that's why a number of you have asked me to consult or do workshops). But I know enough to know that I am...

Issue #70 October 26, 2004

1. Clip Art License In a presentation I was at earlier this year the presenter stated that you cannot use Microsoft's clip art in your slides or documents if you are charging money for them. This surprised me, so went to the Microsoft clip art site and here is the...