Having recently bought an iPad I am excited about the prospect of using it to give my talks. I haven’t used it yet and am anxious about how the whole thing works. Is it as good as using a laptop? My 17″ MacBook Pro is heavy, so being able to project my slides using a [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Apple Keynote'
August 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Apple Keynote, iPad, PowerPoint
December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Designer worth noting
I normally stay away from templates for PowerPoint and Keynote but Keynote Pro has some gorgeous pre-made templates if you need inspiration for an important presentation. I have bought a few of these and particularly like the “OM 08” template for Apple Keynote. You can use the blue or green version, but both are very [...]
November 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, iPhone presenter apps
I gave a couple of talks today and decided to try the app Pointer instead of my usual remote. I was using my MacBook Pro with my presentation in Keynote. However this app does not work only with Keynote – it is a great remote for PowerPoint, too.
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October 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Communication, PowerPoint, Simple design
I know it’s a matter of taste, but I have been stripping all the bling out of my PowerPoint slides and using incredibly simple designs.
September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Apple Keynote, Bad PowerPoint, Great design
Lots of people reading about saving PPT as JPEGs, how to end a PPT talk but no comments yet! Come on, I am sure someone must have something to contribute! PowerPoint is bad/good – Keynote is much better (it really is). Or let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover here – [...]
June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad PowerPoint, Communication
I received an RSS feed today with the title Who says technical presentations can’t be engaging? and I got quite excited. The one thing that always bothers me about medical, technical and scientific presentations is that they tend to be a bit boring. They are generally data-heavy with loads of graphs and charts, and they [...]
June 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, PowerPoint
Until Aldus Persuasion and PowerPoint came along, we gave talks using 35mm slides or used overhead projectors.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Great design, PowerPoint
Jason Valalik has produced a very useful video showing how you can have the best of both worlds i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote. His video is shown here: http://www.jasonvalalik.com/component/option,com_jd-wp/Itemid,29/p,623/ Why would you want to use both? Because there are things PowerPoint does well that are not available in Keynote and vice versa.
June 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Handouts, PowerPoint
I found it frustrating initially using Keynote because handout printing options appeared to be very limited (compared to PowerPoint, for example). But it’s actually very straightforward.
June 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Apple Keynote, Fonts, PowerPoint
OK, I tried something new. I created a simple slide in PowerPoint with big text then saved as JPEG – 72 dpi and 600 dpi (does the 600 dpi option really work??). I have to say they looked the same. Then I opened the slide in Apple Keynote and exported as a high quality TIFF [...]