I Get PowerPoint Challenges from PC Guys

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Coach Mack, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Coach Mack macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    About 3 times a year I get to do a PowerPoint presentation, so I know just enough to get into trouble with it on my Mac. If we get to discussing any one slide too long, my Mac goes to sleep. All the PC guys say, "Hit F7" but this does not bring back the Mac, so I restart PowerPoint, and then the projector does not recognize the presentation or various other mishaps and gremlins appear. The Help files with PowerPoint have not been helpful to my searches, nor have the PC guys because they don't have a clue about Macs...

    Any guidance on how I can become the smooth PowerPoint expert is appreciated (manuals, books, web sites, etc.)

    Thanks - Coach Mack
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. p.luik macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    Faribault, MN
    One word: KEYNOTE

    Make your PowerPoint show if you feel the most comfortable in that environment, but show the presentation with Keynote.
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    System Preferences>Energy Saver>Custom>Drag both sliders to the far right.
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    The only problem with this solution is that Keynote is not free.
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    The title is more like:
    I don't know how to change my sleep settings.

    As said, System Preferences / Energy saver, etc.
  7. jeremybuff macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Asheville, NC
    Wait wait, stop. No need to screw with settings, just use Caffeine. It's great for watching videos, presentations, etc.
  8. Coach Mack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2009
    Thanks all of you! --I get it.

    I get it that it is a system thing and not a PowerPoint thing. Thanks for helping me know where the settings are and the other options to check out!

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