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Re: Power point vs Appleworks slideshows


Date: Thu Feb 10 2005 - 15:50:44 PST

I don't like the bells and whistles in these programs, as Woodie said,
they are about the work and what you discuss, not the fancy fade ins and
outs with checkerboards and so on. I like to make a solid background in
a color that looks nice with the images and just use a slide transition
of a simple fade out and fade in when you change slides. I don't add
music, though I could. I just am not interested. What it is is a slide
show minus slides. EASY in my laptop. Nothing to gather together and
put away. I can edit very easily from year to year, add student images
after the projects are finished, etc. And then I store them and forget
them until I look in my notebook of powerpoints in the tables (where I
see the image of the first slide in each powerpoint) and just go to the
CD and I'm ready to go. It's so easy. I don't care how fancy the
program is. It looks like a slide show, but it is so easy to add type
and organize it within the program while you edit. Hope that helped
explain it. It's so user friendly. So many ways to skin the cat when
you are working in this program. You can have a blank ppt open as you
are creating it and click and drag images from the web right into it.
You can copy and paste text. Of course, you have to give credit for
this, but it's so easy!!! For just educating my children about art, you
can't beat it. I'm a busy person. TO have to go through slide
catalogues, books, etc. is just too time consuming any more when you can
do this.

Linda Woods

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