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[–]natdm 0 points1 point  (2 children)

This has got to be the most reposted LPT.

[–]nmkd 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Never seen it in 2 years of Reddit

[–]THANKS-FOR-THE-GOLD -1 points0 points  (0 children)

LPT: Don't do this if your professor is an alcoholic moron and even though they asked for the presentation to be submitted to them they actually mean the work file.

[–]Painting_Agency -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I actually use the .ppn extension. After the presentation is finished, it starts a slide show from whatever folder on the user's computer has the most .jpg files in it.

[–]Mainbaze -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What a crappy LPT. This is more of an FYI

[–]CryptoDanny22 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And everyone will fucking hate you as a result. Not hard to click the “start slideshow” button.

[–]bazpaul -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Lpt: don't use PowerPoint because it's 2018 and not everyone has PowerPoint! Use something free like Google Slides and export to a pdf so the majority of people can view the file

[–]SupernaturalCowgirl -1 points0 points  (0 children)

F**k google slides. They’re the worst.

[–]c_money1324 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Stop this. I see this "tip" show up like once a week. Its terrible advice, no one likes it when you do this.

[–]dodbrew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a good tip. I prefer LaTeX beamer though.

[–]8r0k3n 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks. Now I know to never do this. Sounds moronic.

[–]zelcor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This tip is shit in most circumstances.

[–]Azhiker00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any videos placed and then saved as a ppt files lose the ability to locate and play them, pptx are needed in that case.

[–]bu11fr0g 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LPT: rename the file as .zip. You can then unzip the files and get the video files from it

[–]beentheredonethatx2 53 points54 points  (8 children)

I unfortunately do powerpoints for a living and this is not good advice. Super annoying for shared presentations or downright wrong for anything that needs to be reviewed or collaborated on. Maybe just maybe do this if you have a finalized version ready to present, but even then, depending on the av setup, skype, etc, this still is going to be a potential problem. I don't think it is worth it.

[–]dirtynj -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Seriously. This is one of the worst LPT that I've seen upvoted. No one should be doing this unless you have a direct, specific reason to be (and even then, I still wouldn't). You open up your presentation into running into a TON of possible problems.

LPT - Don't listen to this LPT. It's terrible advice.

[–]Nocturnalized -1 points0 points  (4 children)

  • Does PowerPoint for a living.
  • is unaware that you can open, edit and collaborate on .pps and .ppsx

Doesn’t sound all that plausible.

[–]thanksgive 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would say if you don't ha e a final version use pptx. if you have a final version that you don't want anyone to change it then save as a pdf

[–]blainesolomon 5 points6 points  (1 child)

LPT: Don’t use PowerPoint

[–]sn08 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LaTeX beamer masterrace

[–]the_original_Retro 495 points496 points  (27 children)

Consultant here. This should ONLY be done when you're FINAL on all content and are presenting to a static audience in a one-way interaction. It should never be used for showing your work to an audience as a critique.

If the material in the presentation is being actually "discussed" instead of as a dump, don't do this. You can make edits to a PPT-format document to capture the updates from the audience or discussion or to include any corrections, and doing it in the presentation itself shows the person that suggested the change that you're taking their input seriously.

[–]eveiparkalot 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is the real LPT here.

[–]mvelasco93 65 points66 points  (12 children)

When presenting like that, send a pdf, never a pptx or upload it to slideshare. There is never need for pps.

[–]the_original_Retro 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Same thing applies to a pdf though - don't "finalize", and leave it editable, unless the venue meets the conditions I noted above.

Even adding comments is less effective than making core changes to content. A meeting psychology elements is that people like to see that their changes "made it in".

The exception there might be if a complex diagram like a networking schematic or the composure of a graph requires some sort of change. You don't want to do those on the fly.

[–]mvelasco93 8 points9 points  (3 children)

But the presenter is the one that should be doing modifications, not the attendees

[–]the_original_Retro 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yes - but based on verbal input and confirmations from the attendees.

[–]CommentsOnOccasion 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I’m not going to edit my PPT while it’s pulled up right there in front of my class....

I will write down feedback and incorporate it at my own pace in my own way at a later time like a normal human being

[–]the_original_Retro 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"of my class" --> so you're a lecturer or teacher or something, and that usually makes it a "presenting to an audience in a one-way interaction", which is what I stated as an exception.

"like a normal human being", I won't comment on.

[–]mvelasco93 5 points6 points  (2 children)

And I forgot : on pdf you don't have font issues like on ppt pptx. The font is embedded.

[–]HoldinCawField 3 points4 points  (1 child)

[–]the_original_Retro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I just stick to bog-standard fonts that are viable everywhere. Arial, Times New Roman, and so on.


[–]PeaceDealer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you have pps file, and open it from inside PowerPoint, does it not work like a regular ppt file again?

[–]SummerMummer 36 points37 points  (2 children)

When presenting like that, send a pdf

There is no good presentation software for PDFs. Yes, you can full-screen present it (with control-L because 'L' stands for Full Screen Presentation of course) but you cannot gracefully present to an extended desktop, you cannot include speaker's notes, etc.

[–]solarturd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can always use a sensible pdf reader that uses F11 instead of the security hole that's called Adobe Acrobat But yeah if you use onscreen notes or similar, pdf won't work

[–]IonTichy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If you are not using PowerPoint but LaTex Beamer, there is a good one: https://dspdfviewer.danny-edel.de/

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (3 children)

Seriously. The original LPT is a crappy one.

It’s super simple to go full screen on a ppt (how hard is to press F5?) whereas you lose out on so many features when you save in pps.

Plus, it’s so much easier to make live edits, annotate etc in a ppt vs. a pps.

As a fellow consultant who spends most of his time writing slides, if I ever saw an Associate sending out a pps they’re getting a crash course in consulting 101.

[–]PeaceDealer 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Can't you open a pps file in edit mode, if you open it from within PowerPoint?

[–]BhaveshShaha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can open .pps in your PowerPoint and convert it into PDF fairly easily.

[–]Duggie1330 8 points9 points  (0 children)

powerpoint closes to expose hardcore porn on open tab below

[–]Cosmiccloudz 13 points14 points  (5 children)

don't leave porn in your browser behind the pp if you do this

[–]ihatethissomuchihate 5 points6 points  (4 children)

What if I want them to see my porn?

[–]Cosmiccloudz 4 points5 points  (2 children)

"Ahem, okay class, extra curricular time. This is how dickbutt was presumably created"

[–]ihatethissomuchihate 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No, I want them to see lesbian porn.

[–]andrew632 13 points14 points  (1 child)

As someone who works in the events industry and handles thousands of PowerPoint presentations in a year, this is terrible advice.

Instead, go to Setup Slideshow and check the box that says "Loop continuously until Esc" so your presentation doesn't go to that awkward black "End of slide show."

[–]ScoutManDan 449 points450 points  (27 children)

Second, save a backup copy as pdf. Sometimes you just have tech issues or turn up to an office that is using Lotus or Keynote and it screws your formatting.

Pdf is one of the most reliable formats for cross platform, style locked presenting, can be shown full screen and also gets rid of temptations to animate uselessly.

[–]ksquad80 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Animations aren’t useless if done well. I use them frequently and they set my presentations apart. It just needs to be done tastefully and applied at the right moments

[–]tanman170 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can definitely use them to make busier slides flow. You just have to make them work right and flow your presentation with them

[–]Ferro_Giconi 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Are you trying to tell me that animating the background and every letter with cool wavy spinny random effects doesn't make my presentation better?

[–]ksquad80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, of course not. Spinning letters are my difference maker.

[–]scaremenow 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I've always took the habbit of saving my school presentations as .ppt, .pptx and .pdf, just to be extra sure that the presentation will work. I've seen enough students struggle.

Exrta LPT : not many people know that you can add a direct link to youtube in your powerpoint. Once presenting, clicking on the video will play it, without having to copy-paste an url.

[–]Ferro_Giconi 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Exrta LPT : not many people know that you can add a direct link to youtube in your powerpoint. Once presenting, clicking on the video will play it, without having to copy-paste an url.

I see this fail over 50% of the time whenever someone tries to use this feature even if the computer it's on has a good internet connection. I'm not sure if everyone just sucks at doing it right or if the feature is just unreliable.

Either way, it's a bad idea to rely on a presentation computer having an internet connection. Too many people come to the small office I work at without even bringing their presentation at all, instead relying on us to have wifi they can use to download it. Way to be prepared in case we didn't have wifi or our internet was down for a day.

[–]blarkul 83 points84 points  (12 children)

I always saved presentations in pdf. No chance that my stupid boss would fuck something up and blame me for it

[–]AlexandreHassan 33 points34 points  (10 children)

I do the same with every school project I send to profs, send in .docx and .pdf

[–]nmkd 13 points14 points  (9 children)

Why do you send docx anyway?

You're only supposed to send PDFs anyway.

[–]AlexandreHassan 31 points32 points  (8 children)

Some profs need word files for an unknown reason

[–]Victor4X 7 points8 points  (5 children)

They may be used as examples for future reference. Then they'd need to censor your name, which is a lot easier on word

[–]luciox2011 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

Why not the .tex source file? Word stinks btw

[–]Golorfinw 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I think its easier to check word count, double spaces, White words, 1.5 interline.

[–]themaxviwe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How much stupid is your boss? Any anecdote?

[–]Often_Tilly 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Ooh, I love a good animation though. I like to take a drawing, graph or video and add annotations to explain it.

[–]ScoutManDan 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Well done animations can be good, but more often than not, I see them used poorly and inconsistently.

A simple fade in at quickest speed or wipe for graphs is about as much as I have patience for.

[–]Often_Tilly 1 point2 points  (2 children)

For written words, I like a fade for each bullet point. I like to draw a nice diagram and have each part appear as I talk about it so that it's not just a mess. And I do like a nice wipe for graphs - I wish there was an animation which would draw the line from left to right...

I remember when I was at school that it was all the rage to have each letter fly in individually with a gun shot noise...

[–]ScoutManDan 5 points6 points  (1 child)

An appear wipe will draw a line from left to right.

If anyone had animations on individual elements like that in a professional capacity I’d be asking why they value my time so little that they can waste it like that.

[–]manskies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Style locked presenting if you embed the fonts

[–]PicklesMcFish 4313 points4314 points  (107 children)

LPT: Don't do this if other people will be using/sharing the file, it's super annoying.

[–]Elibroftw -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Uploading to Google drive fixes this issue by the way

[–]JonAugust1010 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This seems annoying in general. Just dont turn the projector on until youve entered presentation mode if you want the mystique? Also, why do you care about the mystique of your power point? I sure as hell don't.

You can use the moments of you pressing the presentation button to talk to your audience like a human and calm everyone down.

[–]papasmurph -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I always create PDFs for sharing, so that people can't easily re-use my stuff. PPS can be opened for editing, but the benefit is that animations etc work as intended.

[–]YogaMeansUnion 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Accurate. Most professional LPT are written by people that have very little experience.

My point being that it's super fucking easy to click into Slideshow/Presentation mode and definitely doesn't require this extra step which also has the downside of annoying the fuck out of anyone you are collaborating with.

[–]YesWhatHello 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Literally takes one button press


[–]alexandre9099 3 points4 points  (0 children)

LPT: you can open powerpoint and then load the file

[–]mvelasco93 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Send them on pdf

[–]TheTurnipKnight 9 points10 points  (1 child)

LPT: Instead of using any Power Point formats, use PDF instead (if you don't have any stupid animations or video). This way it will always open on everything.

[–]GregorSamsaa 185 points186 points  (32 children)

All my college professors did this shit. They’d put up their PowerPoints for us to download and they were always on straight to presentation mode.

Pissed me off to no end because it was never ever useful to view it as such. I needed to flip back and forth and quickly so I could look at main points and certain sections.

Any and all PowerPoints were always printed to pdf so I wouldn’t have to deal with PowerPoint software.

[–]BundleDad 44 points45 points  (14 children)

Why didn't you just change the extension so it opened normally?

[–]TigTanq 0 points1 point  (5 children)

I don’t think you can do this.

[–]BundleDad 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Of course you can. Rename the file from a .PPS to .PPTX and it will open normally in powerpoint.

[–]Jacksonrr3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The real LPT is always hidden in the comments

[–]steamwhy 53 points54 points  (6 children)

they wouldn't have something to complain about today if they did

[–]GregorSamsaa 10 points11 points  (5 children)

The hell if I wouldn’t! I’m not dense, after week 1 I knew what they were doing so every time I went to download one I had to do the extension change.

Mind you, I was downloading about 5 to 10 of these things a week if not more every semester. I would have liked to have been able to just download it without the minor tweak every single time.

Not to mention that my end goal was printing to pdf because who actually sits at home watching these things as a presentation or through PowerPoint when reviewing.

[–]BundleDad 9 points10 points  (1 child)

That's what? A whopping 1 minute a week?

Kids these days are weird.

[–]steamwhy 12 points13 points  (2 children)

that sucks but having to drag microsoft office documents into google drive, letting google convert them to google docs/sheets/presentation, then deleting the original file, sucks more. i mean it was still easy.. but annoying.

[–]LordPennyworth 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Literally did this yesterday. Converted all Word to Docs, Excel to sheets, and PPT to Slides. Wasn't that annoying, but I've also been doing a lot of voluntary Spring cleaning, so I clearly like punishing myself with boring, monotonous work. Plus, I can view everything on mobile or a standard computer.

Not to mention I don't want to re-purchase Microsoft office every year like some sort of necessary life DLC

[–]hb1500 94 points95 points  (16 children)

My professors couldn't even get PowerPoint to work half the time so consider yourself lucky in that respect.

Edit: a word

[–]trappens 40 points41 points  (10 children)

My professors thought this was a powerpoint

[–]Maestrul 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Are your teachers by any chance on r/oldschoolcool?

[–]EpikSwag 21 points22 points  (6 children)

I can't tell if your teachers are the ones who are out of touch, or if this is just some meme I'm not familiar with & it's me who's out of touch.

[–]malevolent_maelstrom 34 points35 points  (3 children)

It's pointing aggressively. Pointing with power. Power point.

[–]EpikSwag 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Not gonna lie. That went over my head entirely.

[–]CatpainLeghatsenia 521 points522 points  (0 children)

LPT: Save it as both and name the .pps file "filename"PRESENTATION and share only the .ppt file

[–]ebow77 1694 points1695 points  (49 children)

True. Export your slides as an animated gif to be completely annoying. No more half-measures.

[–]TheQueq 459 points460 points  (45 children)

Save your slides as an mp3 to be really annoying

[–]-Fuck_Comcast- 430 points431 points  (43 children)

Oooh, save them as a PPT, but rename them as a .MOV, Then zip them and put that zip into a Rar, password locked to the entire song of "hey now you're an all-star" and leave clues behind in the office on how to unlock it. Then create a folder called _MACOSX And put the file in there untouched and ready to go.

[–]Gaseous 122 points123 points  (29 children)

So that's where you hide the inflation porn...

[–]asuka_waifu 50 points51 points  (28 children)

The what?

[–]jeffa_jaffa 11 points12 points  (0 children)

For the benefit of the hard of hearing:


[–]theburgerman03 7 points8 points  (0 children)

So innocent... so pure...

[–]ahappypoop 92 points93 points  (18 children)


[–]asuka_waifu 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]SebastianFurz 140 points141 points  (16 children)

Porn about increasing price levels in an economy? I guess there is a fetish for everything...

[–]a_cool_goddamn_name 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Porn about increasing price levels in an economy?

is... is that what you think inflation is?

[–]Chukwuuzi 11 points12 points  (8 children)

"A man and a woman had relations together, and after a few months the woman got fat. The man brought in a doctor who said: It's all air madam, all air! The man then said: 'But I don't pump air?'

Joke by Anne Frank

[–]Red4O 38 points39 points  (1 child)

You... You monster.

[–]pixelcookie11 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And put .trashes

[–]smart-username 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Calm down Satan

[–]ebow77 4 points5 points  (0 children)

maybe a RealPlayer file?

[–]O_______m_______O 37 points38 points  (3 children)

LPT: If a powerpoint file opens already in presentation mode and closes when the slideshow is over, try resaving as a ppt file.

[–]saadhasan876 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Now that's an LPT

[–]theawesomemoon 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well, the real LPT... sigh... you know the drill...

[–]SandManic42 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All these people don't seem to realize that they can change the extension back to .ppt themselves with no effort.

[–]SummerMummer 1018 points1019 points  (27 children)

PowerPoint will close when the slideshow is over.

...and show everyone your cute Little Pony desktop.

[–]regnad__kcin 375 points376 points  (16 children)

Followup LPT: Create an alternate windows profile used only for presentations. Covers everything from backgrounds to browser history.

[–]JM-Lemmi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LPT: just keep a neutral background

[–]the_original_Retro 162 points163 points  (12 children)

Followup followup LPT: Ensure you check that alternate profile EVERY TIME before it comes up, in case Larry the guy with a strong but inexplicable grudge against you from the server admin pool replaced it with a big Dickbutt logo.

[–]regnad__kcin 43 points44 points  (1 child)

If I didn't know any better I'd say there's a background story here.

[–]the_original_Retro 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Yes. P.S. Larry's a somewhat decent server admin, although is an asshole to the people he supports. I believe he's still looking for work.

[–]osirisfrost42 27 points28 points  (8 children)

Follow-up x3 LPT: Make sure to have a "final slide" in place to stop you from accidentally closing your presentation. Anything along the lines of "thank you for your time", "questions", "have a great day!" Or something like that that matches your presentation's tone. Think of it as an "embarrassing desktop safety net".

[–]JM-Lemmi 18 points19 points  (1 child)

That's the black slide click to end presentation

[–]osirisfrost42 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Lol, true. I just find it looks a little better to end with your own slide.

[–]grandcross 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Follow-up throw up: extend your desktop instead of duplicating it in order to do your stuff like search for files or whatever without your audience seeing it.

[–]osirisfrost42 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Grest idea! Or you could do that to use Presenter View if you have notes for yourself. Also gives you laser pointer, highlighter and the ability to black the screen (which you can also do by pressing B).

[–]sidadidas 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Mine desktop had a bikini photo of Maria Sharapova when I was presenting in college and closed it in the end. This specific image.

Since then I've made a point of checking my wallpapers before going to present.

[–]My3rdRedditAcct -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

serves you right for being a creep

[–]Ishana92 10 points11 points  (0 children)

thats why we had to either send presentations to professors mail the day before or get there with a flash drive and only use main computer connected with the projector.

[–]Falkerz 95 points96 points  (12 children)

Actually, the format would need to be ppsx to support the OpenXML format that modern versions of office use.

Equally, you can simply change the file extension on a pptx and a ppsx file between the two, with no worries about editing ability etc. The ppsx extension simply tells PowerPoint to open in slideshow mode.

For a proper "this is the final version of the file for the presentation" approach, use the pack and go option in PowerPoint to build a fully independent slideshow package that can run in any Windows environment (conversion to PDF or an open office format still required for displaying on non Windows machines that don't have Microsoft office installed).

[–]DaGranitePooPooYouDo 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Yeah, this LPT is like 10 years out of date.

LPT: Always request your driver take a few apples for each member of your team when out-n-about in your pleasure carriage. When on a longer journey to town to procure whale oil or flax seed, they may provide an extra energy boost for your tired steeds when needed.

[–]squrr1 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I'm sitting here wondering who still uses the pre-Office 2007 file format.

[–]Falkerz 6 points7 points  (6 children)

A lot of people who work with several year old document templates that use weird macros that sort of work to do formatting

[–]raven_aimee -1 points0 points  (3 children)

I have yet to notice what the xml version has to offer over the old format, so I just use the old one for DOC and XLS, in case some place I need it to work still uses old office (mostly 2003, because of the classic interface, or just because they use antique computers). That is if PDF is not a good choice.

[–]Ferro_Giconi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My job has a program with a template that must be from office 2000. It's janky as fuck when trying to get it to work in office 2016.

[–]deruch 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Lots of people giving good reasons on why this might not be a good idea in certain situations. But if it would work for you, be sure to include an extra slide or two so you don't escape to your desktop should you accidentally go forward too far and pass the last slide. If you include 2 "extra" slides at the end, you don't have to futz around with reopening and speeding through a repeat slideshow just so you can show the thing you accidentally skipped past on the last slide.

[–]AtomicBollock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks. I’m a university professor and anytime I try to interact with technology during a lecture, it always goes wrong. This will be useful.

[–]NeoGenus59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But I want to leave my conclusions slide up while I summarize and take questions preparing for showing any backups..

[–]Ckjorstadhris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just looking for this the other day.

[–]kinetic-passion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do it as a separate save, so you can edit if you need to.

[–]sunnytimes68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sort of in the same vein , i get .pptx files sent to me to make signs out of them , save them as a .pdf from powerpoint and then open them in a real design program. saves anything that is vectored.

[–]26081989 23 points24 points  (2 children)

You can also just do right-click and select show presentation. This way you don't have to do anything extra and you retain your ability to edit.

[–]SuchCoolBrandon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

To be clear: right-click the ppt file in the file explorer.

[–]yingyangyoung 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Right click, show presentation on the file does the same thing without a weird file extension that you can't open to edit.

[–]askeetikko 5 points6 points  (0 children)

LPT: If you need to edit a PPS file, open it into PowerPoint using the File/Open command. Voila!

Also, never use PPS. If you really have to, use PPSX. Far superior.

[–]Mmaibl1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where was this tip when I was still in school? Lol

[–]EpikSwag 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Out of curiosity; is the file data the same; and the extension just determines how the powerpoint application opens it?

In other words, could I just change the name of the extension from .pps to .ppt (& vice-versa) and view the presentation in the edit view? Or would I literally need to save two copies of the presentation, one for each extension?

[–]URHere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Please god don't do this. I work in broadcast and if your powerpoint closes it's going to shove the next powerpoint out prematurely instead of letting me fade back to the shot.

[–]arian_ahi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

An even better tip is to save any presentation file as PDF so it will always look right on any device in any resolution etc etc

[–]DrewFlu33 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or you could just save them as PDFs so you don’t have to use the software and there’s much less risk of them not working on a different computer.

[–]DiepVriesKist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But then, how wil I edit it?

[–]Uzul 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As someone who has supported number of events, this lpt is not a good tip at all. What I have come to understand over the years is that the presentation is never final. I have been asked to make changes seconds before presenter would walk on stage before and you don't want to have to deal with pps files when this is possibility.

Besides, then last thing you want is for the presentation to close automatically at end, potentially revealing the computer's Desktop to the audience in the process.

[–]slash_dir 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lpt: if having a prsentation. Show up 10mins before and load your presentatiom

[–]RuzGaming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SLPT: Just corrupt the file so no one can open it

[–]Old_Sticky_Fingers 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also, if you change the file extension to ".zip" and then open the zip file, all of the assets used to create the PowerPoint will be available in wee little folders for you!

[–]che_sac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Run-> powerpnt To open PowerPoint from run

[–]PM_UR_HAIRY_BUSH 2 points3 points  (0 children)

LPT: NEVER DO THIS. PPS format is the devil's spawn

[–]Rees_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The real pro tip is

Don’t make slides bro.

[–]Skips753 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is very handy. Thank you!

[–]GrandmaLovesScotch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a Keynote equivalent?

[–]insidiousFox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there an equivalent for Word docs (.docx)?

Specifically, a way to force a Word doc to open in "Print" view (single page on screen), instead of "Read mode" (wonky multi-page view) or "Web layout", both of which massively mess up formatting?

This is particularly annoying when sending resumés to people who request Word instead of PDF. Further anything in this situation, is when the Word doc (resumé) opens with squiggly red and blue spell check and grammar check underlines... no way to force it to reliably not do that...

[–]nsk76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes no sense.

[–]lucb1e 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For red teaming assignments (playing the adversary in computer security) this can come in handy: make it look like a bluescreen, then look like a reboot, and then look like a password prompt where the credentials go to our server :)

[–]hucka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LPT: save it as PDF

[–]xMilesManx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Working in the AV industry... DO NOT do this. Especially if you’re speaking at a conference and delivering your PowerPoints on a flash drive. It makes it super annoying for the technicians to try to fix any last minute formatting issues 5 minutes before you’re supposed to start.

[–]F50C13TY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better LPT use PDF

[–]KOTM1892 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But how do I read my notes?

[–]ViolentAndFunky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or quit your job, fuck jobs that still do powerpoints.

[–]Galleone18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

LPT: Save your slides as locky.exe to get IT support for your presentation automatically.