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VRC Blog: Posts About Powerpoint

  • New Tool for Batch Importing Images to PowerPoint

    A new tool called MetashotPPT facilitates the batch importing of images and metadata into a PowerPoint presentation. MetaShotPpt takes a folder of image files and imports them all into a PowerPoint presentation in one step, placing each image in …

  • Create a Customized Start-time for YouTube videos linked within PowerPoint

    If you are interested in showing a just a portion of a video clip from YouTube linked from within your PPT presentation, you can create a link with a customized start-time. To generate a customized link, follow 3 simple steps: 1.) Click the …

  • Batch Importer for PPT 2011 on Macs

    I've created an automator file for batch importing folders of images to PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. The automated process also resizes the images to screen-sized within the PPT slides. You may download the file here.

  • Using Video in PowerPoint for Mac

    Do you have a great video you want to show in your class but don't know how to seamlessly integrate it into your PowerPoint presentation?  Today I gave a tech tutorial in the VRC demonstrating how to do exactly this.  If you were unable …

  • Instructional Sessions

    The Visual Resources Collection will be presenting a series of instructional sessions for departmental faculty, staff , and graduate students. Dates and topics are as follows: Bspace Schedule and Calendar Tools Wednesday 2/6, …

  • What size should images be for PowerPoint?

    For clarification on the sometimes muddy issue of image resolution for PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft has a good explanation on their website. In short, the resolution of your images will only display as large as the projector's (and …

  • PowerPoint Guides

    I have created a new user guide for PowerPoint, downloadable from this link. It is a good introductory guide for using PowerPoint for image presentations. The guide applies to PowerPoint 2007 for PCs. PowerPoint guides for older versions can …