Re: [QUESTION] Dumb question about PowerPoint notes

Subject: Re: [QUESTION] Dumb question about PowerPoint notes
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 15:57:10 -0700

Hi Rob--

You're looking for the Notes view--the layout is preset with a reduced
slide at the top of the portrait-oriented page, and a lined area below.
You work on it in Powerpoint, but I don't think you can project it like
a slide.

Free topics included in this response: OpenOffice has a Powerpoint-alike
slide presentation application too. It handled pre-Office 2007 ppt
slides well enough, especially if you want two separate instances of
slide shows running on one PC with dual monitors of better. The latest
Powerpoint seems bound to re-use an existing Powerpoint instance if you
try to launch it again. Don't know, maybe it always did that. It is too
confining if comparing slideshows, for example.

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com

> Dumb question- can you add notes to a PowerPoint slide that don't show
> up in the presentation? I'm considering using PowerPoint for most
> handouts as well as for the slide show, and I don't want to overwhelm
> the students with details on the actual show.
> Alternatively, I will provide Word documents as handouts to supplement
> the slides.

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