Instructions For Submitting PowerPoint Files

All presentations will need to be compatible with PowerPoint 2003. To ensure proper display onsite, use these instructions. These instructions refer to the Office 2003 or PowerPoint 2003 version.  If you have a different version of PowerPoint, these instructions may not reflect exactly what you see.

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Before You Start
Embedding Fonts (PC users)
Images and Objects (Photos, Graphics, Charts, Etc)
Slide Animations and Transitions
Video and Sound
Saving Your Presentation - PC Users
Saving Your Presentation - Mac Users
Uploading Your Presentation

Tips for Effective Presentations
Avoiding Common Presentation Mistakes


What fonts you can use depends on whether you are using a PC or a Mac. 

  • If you are using a PC, all fonts must be embedded.  See the next section "Embedding Fonts (PC users)". 
  • The Mac version of PowerPoint cannot embed fonts, so if you are using a Mac you must only use fonts that are included with Windows 2000 and Office 2003.  Go to and choose "Office Professional Edition 2003" from the drop-down box to get a list of fonts that will be available due to Office 2003. Go back and choose "Windows 2000" from the drop-down box to get a list of fonts that will be available due to Windows 2000. Any fonts on either of these lists may be used. To be extra safe, you may choose to restrict yourself to Arial, Times New Roman (NOT Times!), Courier New (NOT Courier!), Symbol, and WingDings.

Go to the Next Section: Embedding Fonts (PC users)

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