In the field of UFOlogy, probably the two most used programs on computers, no matter what kind of computer or operating system you use, would be a graphics program for images, and a word processing program for reports and articles. Between these two functions, it should be relatively easy to prepare a presentation, with seamless quality in between pictures, documents, and video. How you ask? Simple, just follow these steps.
Of course users of Powerpoint already know that it is super-simple to create a stunning presentation. But suppose you are someone with limited knowledge of computer programs, and you really don't have the time to learn all the quirks and nuances, don't panic! There is another way to do it all while you learn Powerpoint.
The next step is a little trickier. With your documents in either Word or PDF format, you might want to either save a copy as a .jpeg, or scan the document as an image if you’re using it in a presentation. Once everything in your file is in .jpeg format, it is easy to go through each image using only your right or left arrow keys. For the best quality image during your presentation, you want to "Maximize" the window. For Windows users you can simply press "F11" to toggle between maximized or normal windows. It also helps if you have your menu bar on the bottom set to "Auto Hide". For Mac and Apple users, your green "+" button on the left will toggle your window size, and the arrows in the top right corner will toggle the fullscreen function.
Another key thing to remember whenever you are saving your files, no matter what you are using them for, is that not everyone has the hottest, coolest version of your software! Always save your work in the format you use normally, and in the oldest version of your software that you can. That way it will be accessible to everyone!
Remember: "If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail." Test everything in your presentation, in all different formats, BEFORE YOU ARE ON THE SPOT! " You don't want anyone to focus on anything other than the information you are trying to convey!
I hope some of these tips are useful for everyone, and stay tuned for more in future installments!