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.

Upload Deadlines
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

Saving Your Presentation - MAC Users

  • Use the “FileàSave as…” menu command.
  • Choose a location at which to save the file.
  • Make sure “Append file extension” is checked.
  • Click the “Options” button.
  • For “Save PowerPoint files as” choose the option with the word “presentation” rather than the one with the word “movie”
  • Click the “OK” button to close the “Options” window and click the “OK” button to save the file.
  • If you included any video clips or other linked objects in your presentation, you will need to create a StuffIt (.sit) or zipped (.zip) archive including the .ppt file you just saved, any video clips, and other linked objects.  This archive should be uploaded.
  • If you did not include any video clips or other linked objects, you can upload the .ppt file that you just saved.

Go to the Next Section: Uploading Your Presentation

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