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Old 06-08-2013, 17:29
Andy Birkenhead
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I'm doing an I.T. course at the moment and the current subject is Powerpoint.
One of the questions on the test is "This presentation will be made on an overheard projector. Adjust the settings accordingly."
The thing is, nowhere on the tutorial does it meantion any kind of settings. I've clicked EVERYWHERE, but I can't find anything pertaining to settings.
Can anyone tell me what to do ?
I can't practice at home, because this laptop is Windows 8
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Old 06-08-2013, 17:33
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Nothing to do with Windows 8 - you need a version of Microsoft Office with Powerpoint.

http://its.isber.ucsb.edu/guides/how...oint-projector
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Old 06-08-2013, 18:35
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Some more guides courtesy Google: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=set...te=webhp&gbv=1

Andy, ask on your course whether any of the other course participants would be willing to do you a copy of their Office software for free and let you use their activation code (if you need one). I got loads of free software and CDs on all the courses I went on. Everybody else did too. It's one of the perks on these types of things so take advantage of the situation.
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Old 06-08-2013, 19:23
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...ask on your course whether any of the other course participants would be willing to do you a copy of their Office software for free and let you use their activation code (if you need one)...
Erm... not sure we're allowed to discuss illegal shenanigans on here...
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Old 06-08-2013, 21:39
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Nothing to do with Windows 8 - you need a version of Microsoft Office with Powerpoint.

http://its.isber.ucsb.edu/guides/how...oint-projector
I must say I don't recognise those screens
I will have a look tomorrow
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Old 06-08-2013, 21:40
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Some more guides courtesy Google: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=set...te=webhp&gbv=1

Andy, ask on your course whether any of the other course participants would be willing to do you a copy of their Office software for free and let you use their activation code (if you need one). I got loads of free software and CDs on all the courses I went on. Everybody else did too. It's one of the perks on these types of things so take advantage of the situation.
I think the rest of the course participants are in the same boat as me, that is beginners, so they may not be able to do this for me.
And, there are about 20 of us in the room, and we are all doing different things !
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Old 06-08-2013, 21:43
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Psionic, you say it has nothing to do with Windows 8, but I've had a couple of computers over the years, and they have all had the Office software (Word processor, PowerPoint etc), but Windows 8 does not
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Old 06-08-2013, 21:46
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Psionic, you say it has nothing to do with Windows 8, but I've had a couple of computers over the years, and they have all had the Office software (Word processor, PowerPoint etc), but Windows 8 does not
Windows has never, ever come with the Office software. It was often given as part as a bundle by different manufactures or a trial version was supplied by Microsoft and I know you have been told this before on here.
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Old 06-08-2013, 21:56
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Windows has never, ever come with the Office software. It was often given as part as a bundle by different manufactures or a trial version was supplied by Microsoft and I know you have been told this before on here.
Yes, I have been told that before
Well, if it has been done before, then why are they not still doing it ??
It would make people like me happy
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Old 06-08-2013, 22:12
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Yes, I have been told that before
Well, if it has been done before, then why are they not still doing it ??
It would make people like me happy
The obvious answer is cost.

As a student (even part time) you should be able to get Office at a discount.
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:20
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Just buy a copy for your home computer?
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:34
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I think the rest of the course participants are in the same boat as me, that is beginners, so they may not be able to do this for me.
And, there are about 20 of us in the room, and we are all doing different things !
Well, you have breaks don't you? You could try asking the tutor as well. Take him/her to one side quietly in an opportune moment and see what happens.

When I was on the dole they kept on sending me to these useless Jobclubs. On one of these I got chatting about computers with the provider manager and he happened to mention that his brother had got hold of Windows XP Pro Corporate Edition, which had only just been released.

I already had a copy of XP Pro that I'd got from another course I'd been on but not the Corporate version, so I cheekily said to him was there any chance of a copy. He just looked at me.

A couple of days later he comes up to me, quietly gives me the XP CD in a crystal case and tells me to not to tell anyone. The moral is that you never know until you ask.

I've had several versions of Office but never paid for any of them. I could do with the latest version but don't know anyone now who has it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:51
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Erm... not sure we're allowed to discuss illegal shenanigans on here...
I'm sure no-one gives a monkeys about what we talk about here.
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:59
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I'm sure no-one gives a monkeys about what we talk about here.
People have actually be banned for talking about it in the past.
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Old 07-08-2013, 00:03
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People have actually be banned for talking about it in the past.
Exactly...
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Old 07-08-2013, 00:13
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Oh dear, well I'll have to hope for the best then. I don't want to be banned, I love it here!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:01
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Oh dear, well I'll have to hope for the best then. I don't want to be banned, I love it here!
Think you might be safe. I get the impression there's actually only one mod/admin here who just works whenever it pleases them...

They'll probably just delete the relevant posts, anyway.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:03
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Psionic, you say it has nothing to do with Windows 8, but I've had a couple of computers over the years, and they have all had the Office software (Word processor, PowerPoint etc), but Windows 8 does not
If they had Powerpoint it would have been factored into the cost. Some manufacturers had Office as an option when you purchase. Dell for example used to offer it. But it wasn't free and added to purchase cost. Having said that, many Windows 7 machines came with a free ad-supported Starter Edition of MS Office. Sadly that only included Word and Excel and no Powerpoint.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:19
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According to this article
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/en...or-free-online
you can use the online version of PowerPoint free of charge provided you have a SkyDrive account. I haven't tested that and even if it works I don't know if the online version would do what you need to do, or whether it would do it but in a different way to the conventional version. So you'll need to evaluate whether it meets your requirements.

Alternatively, the Impress option in LibreOffice resembles PowerPoint. Again, it might be too different to be useful to you. LibreOffice is a legally free program which is similar to Microsoft Office. Wikipedia has more details about LibreOffice.

As other posters have said, Windows has never included Microsoft Office but sometimes Microsoft, computer manufacturers or retailers have bundled in Office with new computers as a promotional offer. Windows 7 includes WordPad which is a simple word processing program but I don't know if it is included in Windows 8 or not.
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Old 07-08-2013, 18:11
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There's always dreamspark https://www.dreamspark.com/ if your education establishment takes part. This should be at zero cost.
Or you could try the viewer http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/downl...ils.aspx?id=13 free "PowerPoint Viewer lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions with full fidelity." whatever that is.
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