How To Protect Your PowerPoint
You’ve invested considerable time putting your PowerPoint presentation together and would like to share it with others; however, you do not want them editing or tempering with your creativity. So what do you do? You can protect your PowerPoint presentation from being altered. There are several ways to accomplish that. However, allow me to share a fast and easy way that I use to protect my work.
What you need to follow this micro online course:
When following this mini-course you need to open two browsers (windows): one for the instructions and the other to practice. If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can download the free cloud version by following these steps: 1. You need to have Chrome installed on your device. 2. Go to Chrome’s App Launcher 3. Click on Web Store 4. Search for PowerPoint. 5 Follow the instructions to get your copy of PowerPoint for free. Here is a video with instructions showing you how to get PowerPoint for free https://youtu.be/mRlaieHUW34
Save your PowerPoint slides in Portable Network Graphics (PNG) picture format.
Once your presentation is edited and completed click on file, next click on “Save As”
Step 1: Click File —> Save as —>
Click on “Pictures” scroll down and select “Save as type”….
Save as type: select PNG Portable Network Graphics Format.
- Click Pictures —>
- Save as Type —> PNG Portable Network Graphics Format
Save as Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Format
The following dialog box will open up. You will be given three options to export your slides:
- A. Every Slide
- B. Current Slide Only
- C. Cancel
Click on the “Every Slide” option
After you have clicked on the “Every Slide” option….. you will receive a confirmation dialog box. Click on “OK”.
All the slices in your presentation is now converted into images (PNG) format and saved in your Pictures Library in a separate “folder”.
The title of the folder will be the same as the title of your PowerPoint Presentation.
What happens next…..?
You will now insert the slides that were converted into PNG images back into PowerPoint slides.
Open PowerPoint application and create a new presentation.
Click on “Photo Album”…. next click on “New Photo Album”…..
After selecting “New Photo Album” a dialog box will open……
Click on Insert picture from: “File/Disk”.
1. The “File/Disk” dialog box will open……
You will be given the following three options:
- A. Save Pictures in black and white
- B. Album Layout —-> Picture layout
- C. Theme: Add a theme to the new presentation file
Here is what you need to do……
PowerPoint will populate your new presentation with all the PNG images of the original presentation.
The first slide in the presentation will be a default slide titled “Photo Album”. Go ahead and delete this slide from your presentation.
Note: When converting your PowerPoint slides into PNG images, you will loose all or any animation that was added to the presentation.
Save your new presentation in a folder of your choice and share with the world…..
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How To Create Interactive Pictures
How to create interactive pictures with ThingLink!
Interactive pictures involves adding video, text, images, shops etc to pictures to explain, reinforce or add additional information about people, places and things. Any picture can be converted into an interactive experience; to name a few:
- Architectural drawings
- Virtual Museums
How do you create an interactive picture? There are a number of platforms and tools for creating interactive pictures. My platform of choice is thinglink.com
Thinglink uses the concept of touching (by scrolling your mouse over the picture) to display information embedded in the picture(s).They are marked by small icon (hot spots) dotted all over or in key areas or points of the picture.
Thinglink is available for free & education; however to access additional features subscription fees are in order.
I deliberately left out “how to” tutorials for this topic. Thinglink.com offers a very comprehensive tutorial section to teach subscribers how to use its tools……
Something else to add to your toolbox in 2016….go give it a try! I promise, it is a lot of fun.
It is also possible to create interactive videos. Check out the tutorial on Thinglink.com….
Following are three examples of interactive pictures that I created using thinglink.com
Postcard: Mouse over the cane, bell, holly and star icons to find the message…..
Skillful Thinking – Board Game: Click on the small colored circles to read more about each concept…..
Social Media Management Guide: Click on the circles to discover the Social Media Guide …..
I hope you had fun!
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Media Publisher | Learning Specialist
PS. I am not making any money with this. I am simply sharing my tools and resources in hopes that it will help you or someone you know get ahead.