Excellent idea about printing out the presenter notes.

I really don't use my notes to talk from, but had them there as a 
refresher for some reference detail that is easily retrieved. I used to 
print out an 8x10 color "proof sheet" from a screenshot of the PPT 
"Slide Sorter View". From that I could tell what was ahead (they are all 
photos or art) recognizable from being so tiny.  That was before I 
discovered the Presenter View, haha!

OH, I should not get started on cords and adapters!!!  This new Mac Book 
Pro....I have maybe 18 cords and three adaptors, and yet when I tried 
backing up to the time machine external drive, I had no cord that worked 
with the adapter.  I regret most the waste of time figuring it out, 
calling tech support who uses terms such as USB-CB2.5 (or somesuch) and 
I have a port with an international symbol of three discrete dots.  
Right.  I regret the loss of time extremely.

And I can kick the backside of who EVER designed the Magic Mouse's 
recharge port on the *underside* of the mouse. phhht.

Thanks for the tips on printouts!
Let's all have good luck with our programs, and no new thing arise!
Best cheer,
Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
P.O. Box 325, Hereford, AZ 85615
On 2/10/19 5:16 PM, Deborah Shaw wrote:
> I’ve been having nothing but problems for the last six months, having 
> to buy LOTS more cables to make sure my Mac laptop connects to new and 
> old projecting systems, and problems with PowerPoint and Keynote 
> running on various systems. I’ve resigned myself to: 1) always saving 
> to every available format, including a PDF (something I’ve always 
> done); 2) saving all formats to the Cloud as well as bringing them on 
> a jump drive; 3) printing out the presenter notes in rather large type 
> to bring with me; 4) usually ending up running the slide show from the 
> PDF and trying to glance at the printed presenter notes in the dark.
> Sigh.
> Thank you all for this thread, and interested in what everyone 
> uncovers further.
> db
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>> On Feb 10, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Karen Ackoff 
>> <[log in to unmask] 
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> I’m glad you brought this up… I’ve got a talk coming up soon, and I 
>> just checked PowerPoint, and it does the same thing you describe… 
>> displays the strip of slides upside down. I did some Google searches, 
>> and it said to update to 14.7.7… but I have DSL and it is abominably 
>> slow, so I can’t test this right now. Will have to take it onto 
>> campus for faster wireless and see.
>> I’m running High Sierra and PowerPoint 2011. I can’t update High 
>> Sierra. My laptop is pushing 10 years, so High Sierra is best I can do.
>> My money is on either running it via KeyNote (hoping my computer 
>> doesn’t die) or running it as a PDF/Slide Show. The disadvantage to 
>> this is that you don’t get to see presenter notes or thumbnails of 
>> slides - current, past, future. I’m going to have to bite the bullet 
>> at some point and buy a new laptop. But I just replaced my iMac, so 
>> it isn’t in the stars just now.
>> Like you, I always bring backup on a flash drive or Google drive or 
>> my web site or whatever.
>> The “access to your computer” might be to report crash info, etc. 
>> Don’t you have the option so say “no”? If you want to use 
>> Auto-Update, then I expect it is determining what version you are 
>> running and what updates can be applied. In which case, just “check 
>> for updates” under the HELP menu of whatever Microsoft program you 
>> are running, and it will run a manual check. This is what I do.
>> Life ain’t dull.
>> K
>>> On Feb 10, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Linda Feltner <[log in to unmask] 
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>> I chose to update my desktop OS to Mojave and I'm giving all the 
>>> third party software and printers/scanners a test run.
>>> This did not fix the PowerPoint PresenterView upside down film 
>>> strip. I suspect that to do that will entail purchasing the upgrade 
>>> to Office 365.
>>> I am curious that both Office and Adobe wanted me to allow an APP to 
>>> "provide access control to my computer".
>>> This sounds quite invasive. Adobe even used the word "control"...
>>> I searched online for what the "Microsoft AutoUpdate"  did, and it 
>>> was recommended.  They can't update my Office 2011 anyway, but it 
>>> was recommended for the Office 365.
>>> It really bothers me when they want "control" of my computer.  hmmmm.
>>> Thank you very much,
>>> Linda
>>> ____________________________
>>> Linda M. Feltner Artist LLC
>>> P.O. Box 325, Hereford, AZ 85615
>>> 520.803.0538
>>> On 2/9/19 10:34 PM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA Associates] wrote:
>>>> Keynote does a very good job of opening PPT files. Not perfect, I 
>>>> have seen rare instances of issues. It also exports pretty good PPT 
>>>> files. It can not make all it's effect work the same as in PPT, as 
>>>> keynote is a bit more sophisticated, but the basic stuff and some 
>>>> animations will convert. You will need to limit your font choices 
>>>> to ensure compatibility if you are moving the PPT to a PC for 
>>>> display. Video compatibility across platforms can be an issue. 
>>>> Keynote only works on a mac, and the older version can not open 
>>>> newer versions, if you have some machines on older OS and some on 
>>>> newer OS you could run into that issue.
>>>>  I actually use Keynote to extract the image content of PPT files 
>>>> when I need to use the art in other situations.
>>>> Britt
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