Posts Tagged ‘Video Tutorial’

Templates for PowerPoint 2003

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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.

View all our templates we have available here.


Getting Started With Video Backgrounds

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

A new Getting Started video tutorial exploring how to use our video backgrounds.

Note: Due to limitations in older versions of PowerPoint, video backgrounds are designed to be used in PowerPoint 2010, or PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) or Keynote 09 (Mac).

Covered in this video:

  • Download and Insert a Video Background in PowerPoint
  • Using the Selection Pane to select or hide items on a slide
  • Using the Animation Pane to control the visibility of items on a slide over time.

View all our video backgrounds for PowerPoint.

Your First PowerPoint Animation

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Downloading an animation from PresenterMedia is an easy process, but if you’ve never used an animated file (.gif) in your presentations before, there are a couple of pitfalls to avoid.  Watch this short new video tutorial from PresenterMedia co-owner, Art Holden, to see how simple it is.

Click the Play button above.
How to download animations for PowerPoint

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.

View all our Animations for PowerPoint.

Anatomy of a PowerPoint Template

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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
Template Before and After

Change this Chemistry Template into a Leadership Template

If you found this video helpful, you may also like to view our Getting Started With PowerPoint Templates tutorial.

You can view all our PowerPoint Templates here.

Matching Animation Background Color

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Welcome to another Getting Started video tutorial.   We hope these tutorials help you get the most out of your PresenterMedia subscription.

In most cases using the clear background versions of our PowerPoint animations work great.  But in some software, such as Flash, clear animations are not supported.  Here are a few examples when customizing the background color of our animations may be needed.

  • Using a Flash (SWF) animation in Captivate or Articulate
  • Using an animated gif with Keynote on the Mac
  • To get the best image quality possible.

Our customizer application makes it possible to exactly match the background color of an animation to the background of your project.

Press the play button to view a video on how to use PresenterMedia’s customizer to change background colors.

Covered in this video:

  • Finding the exact color value of your presentation’s background.
  • Applying the exact color to a PresenterMedia PowerPoint animation’s background.

If you have any questions, please feel free to use the comments section or our contact form.