Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

Need some PowerPoint help/advice!

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Need some PowerPoint help/advice!

Old 04-14-02, 07:24 PM
DVD Talk Special Edition
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,778
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Need some PowerPoint help/advice!

I'm doing a 10-page report on "Processor Wars: Intel vs. AMD", with 3 other people, and we need to put together a PowerPoint presentation as an aid to our oral presentation. I've never really used PowerPoint before, and I'm wondering how I should start. Should I use a certain template for this report, or should I use the wizard, or what? If I knew the best way to get started, I'm sure I'd roll on thru it.
Old 04-14-02, 08:57 PM
DVD Talk Legend
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 17,205
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For a collegiate setting, the wizards works wonders because Microsoft was kind enough to provide some templates for you.

You'll just need to play around with the templates -- keep format in mind. Don't use a small font as I assume you're going to use a projector to show your presentation. I usually use a 12 or 18 point font for presentations.

Also, only keep a few main points (no more than three) on your slides, and DO NOT just read your slides to your audience. This just insults their intellegence -- add value to your slides.

If you want to get fancy, use animation on the slides -- that dazzles anybody. It takes some time to understand how to use animation, but it's real easy once you get the hang of it.

Good Luck, and if you have questions, feel free to e-mail me.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.