Presentation Computers and Software Provided:
Loading Your Presentation Onsite:
- There is no Internet access.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on both systems.
- Office 2013 (PC) will be used at this workshop.
- PC PowerPoint users:
- A Microsoft Windows based PC with Windows 7 and PowerPoint
(Microsoft Office 2013 version) will be provided.
- Mac Users:
- An Apple Macintosh will be provided with OS X (Mavericks 10.9),
PowerPoint (Microsoft Office 2011 version) and Keynote (Mavericks
- Installation of any additional software will not be permitted.
- Since there is only one PC and one Mac,
it is not possible to load
once the session has begun.
You must use the provided computers. There will be no connection
to use your own laptop at the lectern. Therefore, we strongly
encourage you to load your PowerPoint presentation as early as
There is no speaker ready room.
The loaded version
does not need to be your final version. Draft
versions can be loaded and later updated. You can simply test the
fonts, animations, and videos and then bring your final version in
during your scheduled time. By loading a draft version, any
potential issues can be discovered and corrected prior to
Since editing time will be limited, please ensure that all fonts
appear as expected and all sound/video clips are functioning
Showing Your Presentation:
- The A/V staff will start each presentation.
- Once the presentation is launched, you will control the
presentation from the lectern using a standard computer mouse.
- The left button will advance to the next slide and start movies.
- The right button will reverse to the previous slide. (Mac
PowerPoint users will bring up a menu when the right mouse button is
- The mouse will also function as the pointer. No laser pointers are
- The sessions are digitally captured and a laser pointer cannot be
- There will not be a keyboard. If you do not want the mouse pointer
to disappear during their presentation, please consult the A/V staff
- This workshop will
use a 16:9 format screen [rectangle] and HD which can
support a wide screen format.
- To use the
widescreen format, change your PAGE SETUP setting before
creating your presentation.
- The default
setting is ON-SCREEN SHOW (4:3). A widescreen presentation will
have to be changed to ON-SCREEN SHOW (16:9).
- Changing the
setting after the presentation has been created can cause format
issues on slides.
- If you bring a 4:3
formatted presentation to a workshop using 16:9, it will still
work. The projected image will look correct, but there will be
black bars on both sides of their image (filling in the blank
- Over the last
several years, the amount of video CODECs has increased making
compatibility with some formats an issue when moving to
different computers, and therefore:
For PC based PowerPoint presentations, we request you use only
MPEG4 (.MP4) or Windows Media Video (.WMV) videos.
For Mac based PowerPoint presentations, we request you use
only MP4 or a QuickTime movie (.MOV) files. For QuickTime
movies, use the H.264 CODEC for video and AAC for audio (if
AVI and MPG videos are strongly discouraged.
- If using a video
file, it is imperative that it is tested as early as possible to
ensure it will play on the provided computers.
- If a video does not play on the provided computers, it may
take hours to fix, if it can be fixed.
- Please note, just changing the file extension does not convert
the file. Both free and commercial software is available for
- The presentations are captured and to prevent an accidental
ending of recording, we ask that you LOOP your presentation.
This option can be found under the SLIDE SHOW -> SETUP SLIDE
SHOW menu in PowerPoint.
- Web address and e-mail addresses may
contain HYPERLINKS. If you have either one, please highlight the
text and REMOVE HYPERLINK. An accidental click on this could
interrupt your presentation.
- PC PowerPoint Users:
- Office 2007 and all subsequent versions allow the embedding of
True Type fonts. When saving your version that will be used for
presentation, please choose SAVE AS then select TOOLS
OPTIONS then EMBED FONTS IN FILE and select EMBED ALL
Regarding Presentation Slidess
Content of CME activities will be restricted to pure science,
industry issues and operation of devices, and should not include any
advertising, corporate logos, trade names or a product group message
ACCME-defined Commercial Interest.
give a balanced view of therapeutic options and use of generic names
will contribute to this impartiality. Trade names or company
names should only be used if essential. If included, where available
trade names from several companies should be used, not just trade
names from a single company.