Archive for the ‘Video Backgrounds’ Category

PresenterMedia Artist Puzzle Creations

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Our artists have created a fantastic collection of Puzzle Creations. Browse our site to create your own content using the tools provided to rebuild and download using your own message.

Using PresenterMedia Video Backgrounds

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

A short video tutorial showing how to use video grounds in PowerPoint. This tutorial will illustrate how to download a PresenterMedia video background and explore how to use our video backgrounds.

Due to limitations in older versions of PowerPoint, video backgrounds are designed to be used in PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2013, or PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) or Keynote 09 (Mac). PowerPoint 2007 and older will not allow text or objects in front of a video background. In these cases, we have provided areas for text and other content.

Downloading your first PowerPoint Animation

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Here is a short video tutorial of how to download a PresenterMedia Animation using PowerPoint. This is a simple but important process to avoid any problems and to make your animations run smoothly.

Covered in this video:

  • For PowerPoint, always download the largest animation available.  This yields the best quality.
  • After clicking the download link, always choose “SAVE” to save the image to your computer.  Choosing OPEN may end up removing the animation from the image.
  • In PowerPoint, always use the “Insert/Picture” function to place the animation in your presentation.  Inserting it as a video or copying and pasting it into your presentation can yield poor results.

 

Overview of the PresenterMedia Website

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Brief overview of the features and benefits of the PresenterMedia website.

My File Automatically Opens instead of Saving with Chrome

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Occasionally, we have folks write to us with a unique problem.  They are downloading animations and clip art images, but instead of the items downloading, they are automatically opening, and they’re opening in programs that either ignore transparency, remove animation, or other tricky problems.  If you happen to be using Google Chrome as your internet browser and notice this phenomenon, don’t worry, we can help!

 

When you click “Download” on one of our items (in Chrome) you’ll have this icon show up in the lower left corner of your computer screen:

1Download

 

So, if you click the dropdown arrow (right next to the word “gif” in the image above) you get 3 options:

2Save

Note that at this point, the file is already downloaded to your Downloads folder on your computer, clicking the dropdown menu only gives you additional options.

  • Open – this will open the file in the default program for this file type (for GIF it is typically Internet Explorer, PNG / JPEG is usually Paint, WMV is usually Windows Media Player, and PPTX is PowerPoint)
  • Always open files of this type – this changes the default setting so instead of saving the file, it will open it in the default program and let you choose whether or not to save the file.  This is where it gets very tricky and can easily wreck havoc later.
  • Show in folder – this opens the folder (usually downloads folder) containing the file, so you can then move it, open it etc. at your discretion.

So, if you click “Always open files of this type – … what happens is that the file will automatically open instead of downloading to the folder, and will open in whatever the default program is for the file type.

To change this setting, start by clicking the “Tools” icon on your Chrome browser

Settings

When you click on the three small lines (tools icon), you’ll see a dropdown box appear.

4Dropdown

Click on “Settings” and you’ll see a new page pop up in your Chrome browser window.  Scroll down to Advanced Settings, find the Downloads group, and clear your Auto Open options.  Next time you download an item, it will be saved instead of opened automatically.