Here is a short video tutorial illustrating how to download and use our templates for PowerPoint 2003 and older.
Our templates for older version of PowerPoint, like PowerPoint 2003, come in .ZIP archive files so there are a few extra steps to get them animate properly in PowerPoint 2003.
1. Download the template. It will download as a .zip file.
2. Extract the .ZIP file to a folder on your computer. I like to extract it to my Desktop, but you can extract it anywhere you want. Just remember where you saved it. To extract the .zip, I like to right click on top of the zip file and choose “Extract All” from the menu that appears.
3. Go to PowerPoint and then using the Open command in PowerPoint, browse to the folder you just extracted, and open the .ppt file.
4. Press F5 or View the SlideShow to see the animations move.
IMPORTANT: In the extracted folder, there is a .ppt file (the template) and one or move .wmv video files. These .wmv video files must remain in the same folder as your completed presentation. PowerPoint 2003 is linking to these files and if your presentation is not in the same folder as these video files, PowerPoint will not be able to find the files and the animations will not play.
More and more people are using mobile devices like Apple’s iPad to display their presentations.
At PresenterMedia, we are looking at ways to make our animations and templates more compatible with these mobile devices. For example, we are starting to look at ways to convert our PowerPoint templates over to animated templates which will work with the Keynote app on the iPad.
Our question to you: Do you currently use an iPad or other mobile device to assist you with your presentations? We’d love to hear how you are using mobile technology to assist with your presentations. If you are not currently using something like an iPad, we’d like to know why not. Your feedback will help us tailor new services to meet your mobile device needs.
Post a comment below, and take the time to answer our poll question on our Facebook page here.
Our development team has been hard at work preparing a new category for PresenterMedia: Video Backgrounds!
Several of our subscribers have been asking for a separate download of the video files we use in our Presentations. We are happy to announce that coming in August you will now have access to a new collection of video backgrounds. You will be able to download individual files as Windows Media (.WMV), QuickTime (.mov), Flash Video (.flv) or as a complete PowerPoint template (.pptx).
You will also have the same customization controls available that we have for our clipart and animations, so you can modify the colors in the videos to match your presentation color scheme or company colors. Here is a demo of the new Video Background customizer.
We are also excited to announce that the video backgrounds will be included with all PresenterMedia subscription plans. There will not be an additional charge to download video backgrounds.
Welcome to a new video tutorial in our Getting Started with PresenterMedia series. In this video we will be taking a closer look at our PowerPoint templates and how you can make simple changes to customize the look for your own presentations.
Most of our templates can be edited with the methods outlined in this video.
Press the play button to view a video about changing our PowerPoint Templates.
Covered in this video:
Changing Theme Colors
Accessing and Editing the Slide Master
Changing the Images in a PowerPoint Template
Change this Chemistry Template into a Leadership Template
This blog is managed by the creative artists and owners of PresenterMedia. We'll show you how our templates work and give you reviews of new PowerPoint features and applications. We'll also share our PowerPoint knowledge through tutorials and examples.