Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.
Q: I want to use PowerPoint to share my novel with a writer’s group who’s asked me to talk with their members. I want it to go automatically without requiring me to click the mouse or push the space bar. How do I do that?
A: PowerPoint presentations are great for sharing information with their exciting colors, sounds, movements. You’ll be happy to know that auto-forward isn’t difficult:
- go to Transition on the menu bar
- go to Timing on the right side
- Leave ‘on mouse click’ selected (in case you need to move it forward)
- set the timer to serve the needs of the slide. This will require practice before presenting so you can put the correct time in.
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Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-sixth grade, creator of two technology training books for middle school and three ebooks on technology in education. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco blogger, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer. Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.