The viewer is relativly small and can be included on
the CD, and the programs can be made self presenting.
if the progam isn't too long, you can easily include
both on a 700 mb CD. That is what I plan to use for my
student take home CDs. They won't have to download
anything, or even install anything if they use the
self presenting file. All they would need is Win 95
and a cdrom.
In addition, Powerpoint slides can be converted to Jpg
with relative ease. From there you can make the
program into HTML for web use, or convert to PDS. And
we are talking 700 meg here. You can have it in all 4
formats if you want.
This is assuming that you keep the presentations
within reason. Remember, if it is a classroom
presentation, you only get 45 min at most. The rest
of the time is taken up by classroom business; roll,
homework, settleing the kids, ect. That is my
experience anyway, from doing talks on Civil War
history and equipment for the local History class, and
Voting Machine Demos for the Civics class.
Not that I am one to talk about keepint PPs short. I
once did a 15 min presentation that was 15 meg and 187
slides. It was an assignment for my Histroical Geology
class. 5 to 10 mins on an assigned topic. I was
Someone tossed me in the briar patch.
It was my first time trying power point, with a
checked out copy of "PP for dummies", 3 days of
reserach, and 2 days of formating I had a nice little
program covering all mechanisms of fossil formation
including calcite entombment and owl pellets. I had
to take my laptop to IT to install a temp IR ether
card to dump it on the school server so that I could
present it. I got an A. The Prof kept it for future
use in a lecture.
And it was all content. Not any extra video clips
from "Jurassic Park", sounds, or fancy transitions
between slides like many of the other students.
Anyway, my offer stands.
If members will send me powerpoint slides, or material
to make slides (pics, text), I will make the program
and distribute them for the cost of material and
postage. I'm not doing that much until August anyway.
It would probally be best if we created a Yahoo group
for file exchange.
Remember, these are CDRs. You can always add extra
files later so long as you don't go over 700 meg. You
can use the original program as a template and alter
it to a regional version, or include a section on
local plants or collection sites.
Anyway, let me know what you think.
--- EELReprah_at_aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 12/12/02 4:24:33 PM,
> archimed_at_netdoor.com writes:
> << Anyone who wishes to undertake this project, and
> who requires the PDF
> distiller, should contact me and I'll, um, see what
> can be
> There is share ware that will create pdf files at
> printtopdf.com or
> Lee Harper
> Media, PA
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