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LPT: Save your PowerPoint presentations with a .pps extension instead of .ppt. They'll open directly in presentation mode and PowerPoint will close when the slideshow is over.

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2 points · 3 months ago(13 children)
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Why? And can you recommend anything else?

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LaTeX beamer hahaha

Or save them in PDF, very reliable format for different platforms

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I just googled LaTeX beamer... as someone with literlly 0 coding experience, I would never use it.. and as for saving it in PDF, it's either my slow, crappy laptop or the format it self is slow...

Will stick with PP nontheless

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Original Poster4 points · 3 months ago

PDF is the opposite of slow lol

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then it's just me ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

good bot

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0 points · 3 months ago

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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You don't need to code to use LaTeX. It's just markup. Like reddit comments, where you can bold, or italize stuff by marking up your regular text.

However, in the whole range of LaTeX cool stuff, I think Beamer is probably the one I avoid using if I can. LaTeX is much better as substitute for Word.

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Libreoffice has a similar software and it is free. Works fine for my personal needs.

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Prezi

hahahhaaha jk

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Oooooo fuck my blood started to boil for a brief moment there.

You'd damn well better be jk........ lol.

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Google Slides

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Comment deleted3 months ago(3 children)
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Objectively PowerPoint is the more feature rich app of the two. As someone who trains people in both apps, I've definitely gotten much more out of PowerPoint over Slides.

Don't get me wrong, Slides is great too. PowerPoint is just better.

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After Effects.

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I love google slides for online collaboration, blows Powerpoint Online out of the water

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This has got to be the most reposted LPT.

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7 points · 3 months ago

Never seen it in 2 years of Reddit

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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.

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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.

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What a crappy LPT. This is more of an FYI

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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This tip is shit in most circumstances.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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  • Does PowerPoint for a living.

  • is unaware that you can open, edit and collaborate on .pps and .ppsx

Doesn’t sound all that plausible.

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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

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LPT: Don’t use PowerPoint

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1 point · 3 months ago

LaTeX beamer masterrace

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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.

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-8 points · 3 months ago(5 children)
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10 points · 3 months ago

lol, ok big guy.

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4 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

This demonstrates so well how different settings have different expectations.

/u/the_original_Retro does design/collaboration meetings, probably in an environment like software design or engineering, where everyone is responsible for creating deliverables for an outside party, and wants to make a good product.

/u/stopitpls123 is talking about something ore similar to the "all hands" meetings a fast food place might have (or the upper/middle management might have in some kinds of corporate settings, i guess) where the word of god is handed down to the peons, and literally nobody wants to be there but they're getting paid to do this or to be yelled at by a 45 year old toddler so they may as well sit through it

And OP was talking about a whole different setting - a presentation you might give at a conference or classroom, where fumbling with technology is kind of lame, and people are often actually mildly impressed by a powerpoint going smoothly

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Just pointing out that I covered case 2 (as follows)...

This should ONLY be done when you're FINAL on all content and are presenting to a static audience in a one-way interaction.

...and I think you're making some assumptions about OP's just talking about case 3.

That being said, you're correct if those assumptions are valid. I've also taught courses and presented at conferences and used "locked-content" presentations many times, as well as seen embarrassed fumbling in the same venues.

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9 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

That's great because I would not want to work with you.

See, you're either not factoring in that it's not just you there, or you're assuming that it's all about you and everyone else doesn't matter.

In a venue where collaboration is required to get to a good result, doing that in a highly visible way and making the decisions on the fly is much more efficient than sending it out and trusting that the person taking notes heard everything perfect without everyone seeing the result... and you can absolutely bet that hardly anyone is going to read a "version 2" that's sent out later.

The only times that it should be taken away for change is if the meeting's super-timeboxed, it's a very early draft that requires substantial rewrites, or someone completely got it wrong. And in two of the three of those situations, the meeting shouldn't driven by that PowerPoint anyway.

I have used this technique for years, and it's not only effective, it's critical when there are differences of opinions or stakeholders with wildly different interests in the room. People that don't like it are generally people that are difficult to work with.

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5 points · 3 months ago

It’s the exact opposite. Making changes on the fly is super effective and efficient.

If the changes are too big, you add a sticky on the slide with the changes so that everyone is aligned on what the changes are.

The only other thing I see with some old school senior execs is that they prefer printouts and annotate on paper.

Almost no one else really cares about making changes on the fly. And I say this as someone who’s been in consulting for a good decade, and I’ve worked with clients around the world.

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This is the real LPT here.

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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"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.

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

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

BUT NOT COMIC SANS OH GOD NO NOT COMIC SANS.

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

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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.

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2 points · 3 months ago

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

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

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42 points · 3 months ago

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.

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

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

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powerpoint closes to expose hardcore porn on open tab below

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

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What if I want them to see my porn?

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

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No, I want them to see lesbian porn.

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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."

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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.

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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

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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85 points · 3 months ago

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

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

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17 points · 3 months ago

Why do you send docx anyway?

You're only supposed to send PDFs anyway.

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Some profs need word files for an unknown reason

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

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Why not the .tex source file? Word stinks btw

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

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How much stupid is your boss? Any anecdote?

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Style locked presenting if you embed the fonts

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

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Uploading to Google drive fixes this issue by the way

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Literally takes one button press

F5

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LPT: you can open powerpoint and then load the file

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Send them on pdf

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10 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

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.

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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.

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

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I don’t think you can do this.

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

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The real LPT is always hidden in the comments

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

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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.

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

Kids these days are weird.

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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.

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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

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97 points · 3 months ago

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

Edit: a word

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Are your teachers by any chance on r/oldschoolcool?

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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.

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

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Not gonna lie. That went over my head entirely.

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

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1.7k points · 3 months ago

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

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463 points · 3 months ago

Save your slides as an mp3 to be really annoying

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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.

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126 points · 3 months ago

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

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The what?

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For the benefit of the hard of hearing:

THE INFLATION PORN

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So innocent... so pure...

level 7

THE INFLATION PORN.

level 8

AGAIN, THE WHAT?

level 8

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

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Porn about increasing price levels in an economy?

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

level 9

"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

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Rei best girl

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36 points · 3 months ago

You... You monster.

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And put .trashes

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Calm down Satan

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6 points · 3 months ago

maybe a RealPlayer file?

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

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Now that's an LPT

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

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

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PowerPoint will close when the slideshow is over.

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

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

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LPT: just keep a neutral background

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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.

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

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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.

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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".

level 5

That's the black slide click to end presentation

level 6

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

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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.

level 6

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).

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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.

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serves you right for being a creep

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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.

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96 points · 3 months ago

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).

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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.

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14 points · 3 months ago

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

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

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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.

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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.

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26 points · 3 months ago

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.

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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.

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

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I was just looking for this the other day.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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?

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Yes.

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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.

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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

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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.

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But then, how wil I edit it?

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3 points · 3 months ago

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.

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

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

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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!

level 1

Run-> powerpnt To open PowerPoint from run

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

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The real pro tip is

Don’t make slides bro.

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This is very handy. Thank you!

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Is there a Keynote equivalent?

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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...

level 1

This makes no sense.

level 1

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 :)

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2 points · 3 months ago

LPT: save it as PDF

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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.

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Better LPT use PDF

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But how do I read my notes?

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

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

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What is a LifeProTip?

A Life Pro Tip (or LPT) is a concise and specific tip that improves life for you and those around you in a specific and significant way.

r/LifeProTips Rules
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Do not submit troll, joke, or unnecessary tips
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No tips that use a product or service as intended
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No common sense tips or common courtesies
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No tips about a social network or social media
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Do not suggest illegal actions
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NSFW content must be appropriate labeled
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Do not submit tips on our Restricted Topic list
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No slurs, racism, bigotry, or bad reddiquette
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Posts must enhance life in a specific,tangible way
Disallowed Life Pro Tips

These types of tips are not allowed and will be removed.

  • Common uses for products and services
  • Medical, Legal, Financial tips. We cannot verify the qualification of those making those tips. This includes practicing medicine, eye/vision, skin care, dental advice, diet/nutrition, and mental health. Medication tips. Law tips. Biomedical donations. Credit building tips.
  • Hygiene, personal grooming tips including make-up and hair.
  • Toilet-related tips.
  • Non-secular tips.
  • Tip lists or articles (Example: "Top ten tips you need to know!").
  • Parenting-related posts/tips.
  • Relationship posts/tips.
  • Troll or joke tips.
  • Commonly posted tips (Click here for an index of common LPTs)
  • Political posts/tips.
  • Driving related tips.
  • Sleep tips.

Note: Moderators will use their own discretion to remove any post that they believe is low-quality or not considered a life pro tip.

Banning Policy

Bans are given out immediately and serve as a warning. You may appeal this initial ban by messaging the moderators and agreeing not to break the rules again. Please acknowledge the rule you broke! Note: Bans will not be reversed if the post/comment in question has been deleted from your history.

A temporary ban can not be appealed, and will expire at the end of the allotted time.

Note: Homophobia, racism, harassment and general hate on ethnicity, sex, religion or anything else will result in a permanent ban that cannot be appealed. Tips that advocate/support illegal activities are also grounds for a permanent ban as well. Tips or comments that encourage behavior that can cause injury or harm to others will be cause for a ban. As the majority of LPT Mods are US Based, we will be using US laws to determine whether or not it's legal.

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