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Old 09-29-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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I am currently trying to post a pp presentation to a wide screen tv having never done this i could use some help. Would it be a better idea to convert it to a dvd and run it through a dvd player attached to the tv
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"Post ..."? Play it on the tv, maybe? Two issues here, proportion and hardware. Proportion first:

First off, to get it to work properly, you'd need the PPT slide size to match the aspect of the wide screen tv, whatever that is. 16 wide by 9 high perhaps?

Converting an existing PPT by changing the slide size (in File, Page Setup) isn't the best way as a rule. Just changing the proportions will distort the layout and/or graphics on the slide.

Instead, I'd create a new presentation then use Insert, Slides from File to bring in the slides from the existing presentation; then you can tweak the placement of shapes and text as needed.

As to hardware, you'd need either a TV-out port on your computer's video card (some have them, some don't) or a VGA to TV converter (an external box that might cost anything from fifty dollars to large wads of 100 dollar bills, depending on the quality/features.

Converting to DVD makes it easier to put the result on tv, but it's not a simple thing to do.

This may help:
Convert presentations to VHS or DVD video
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00156.htm

   
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Followed a few links and found this list of names... it's good to know we are getting advice from people in the know on this forum!

   
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>>Followed a few links and found this list of names... it's good to know we are getting advice from people in the know on this forum!

And after that to have to put up with my babbling ... what a bringdown. <g>

   
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