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So here's my problem: I am running a powerpoint presentation at a large convention. Every 30 minutes, names are drawn for prizes, and I am supposed to type the names ...
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- 02-17-2007 #1
Does anyone know of any presentation program that allows you to edit it while it is running? I don't mind if it's text-based editing. (actually, that would be preferred, because it means I could use a text editor with emacs keybindings)
- 02-17-2007 #2
I don't know whether that can be done with presentation-type software, but another approach would be to use HTML. You can have the source open in another window, to which you can add names as needed, save the changes, and refresh the browser window.
- 02-17-2007 #3
I know it's possible to have an html slide show that changes slides by pressing a key on the keyboard, but could I make one that changes slides on a timer?
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- 02-19-2007 #8
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There is a simple solution to this. Configure your system to use the projector as as an extended part of your desktop and set PowerPoint to display the presentation on the second screen. While the projector displays the presentation you can flip through the rest of it and even edit it in real-time on your laptop screen. You can also switch to other programs for capturing notes.
- 02-19-2007 #9
Wow. That's a good idea, Marsolin. I feel dumb for not thinking of that.