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    Presentation Software

    I have been asked to do a more professional presentation and told not to use power point to do it.

    Im just wondering if any one knows of any very good wizzy presentation software thats we could buy? Or have tryed and find very good.

    I have been told to get a mac and use keynotes but i would rather find a windows based software to use.

    Please help?

    Cheers Rob

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    Re: Presentation Software

    OpenOffice has a equivalent to Powerpoint. It's called Impress.

    http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Can I ask why you shouldn't use powerpoint? Just trying to figure out the reasoning...

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    Re: Presentation Software

    I have been told i need to add some wizzy effects like keynotes does and as far as i am aware power point cant do some of them.

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Have you looked at the free MS Producer software? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../producer.mspx

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    Re: Presentation Software

    you can do pretty much everything with powerpoint that you can with keynotes, its just a bit harder.

    However i'm sure you could search for a template online that does more of that stuff.

    Failing that has anyone looked at the GoogleDocs web-based presentation software? I haven't myself so I can't recommend it, but it might be worth looking at...

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    Re: Presentation Software

    you could try Adobe/Macromedia Flash or Matchware Mediator

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    Re: Presentation Software

    I just asked for some more info on what is really needed and it seems that the ability to do spinning cubes with pictures and other swish animations are the important thing.

    I have looked at all the suggestions so far and none really fit the bill i need to look into open office a little more.

    Any others people can think of?

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    Re: Presentation Software

    TBH mate, unless you want to spend time with flash or another animator keynotes is probably best

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    Re: Presentation Software

    ffs just tell them to stop being a bunch of ignorant "add expletives" that are impressed by such a load of tosh and learn how to present themselves.

    It's the content not what it looks like that is important.

    Grr!!!

    I suppose they want a presentation which means they don't have to do a lot.

    Geez!!!

    Ben

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Are you doing a presentation, or is it for display purposes? If you've been asked to do a presentation, cant you use whatever software you want? Surely you would do a better job using software you are familiar with rather than testing out new software to to make it look "swanky"?

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Surely the content is the most important thing not how jazzy it looks.

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    Re: Presentation Software

    As others have said, if you need features that keynotes has then use keynotes. However, if the creation of the presentation is being lead by someone who has no idea about creating a good presentation (flashy animations aren't that) then I would ask them to look at what is important - the content or the flashy gimmicks that distract everyone from the content.

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Quotes ...
    "It's the content not what it looks like that is important."
    "Surely the content is the most important thing not how jazzy it looks."

    Oh come on, guys, surely nobody seriously believes this. If something does not look good, then who is going to look at it or take any notice of it!?

    The problem with PowerPoint is that, in the hands on most of us, it simply does not look good and nobody takes the blindest bit of notice; ... NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE CONTENT.

    It is probably easier to create a better presentation without PowerPoint than it is with PowerPoint.

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    Re: Presentation Software

    Quote Originally Posted by deerwood
    Quotes ...
    "It's the content not what it looks like that is important."
    "Surely the content is the most important thing not how jazzy it looks."

    Oh come on, guys, surely nobody seriously believes this. If something does not look good, then who is going to look at it or take any notice of it!?

    The problem with PowerPoint is that, in the hands on most of us, it simply does not look good and nobody takes the blindest bit of notice; ... NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE CONTENT.

    It is probably easier to create a better presentation without PowerPoint than it is with PowerPoint.
    What aloud of utter rubbish what is a presentation without key information but instead a jazzy theme and moving pictures? It would be a presentation without key information

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