Automating your PowerPoint Presentations

Recently I visited a Web site that featured narrated, mini-presentations on topics related to education. They appeared to be PowerPoint based, but included video and audio. Is this something my staff and I could easily create for teachers and parents?

Yes, if you have a basic understanding about how to create a PowerPoint slide show, you can learn the techniques for adding video and audio to develop standalone, narrated presentations in an afternoon.

Microsoft offers Producer for PowerPoint 2002 as a free download for licensed PowerPoint owners. Visit the site at http://www.microsoft.com/office/powerpoint/producer/ for more information.

Another option is Macromedia's Breeze application. It's not free, but offers some nice features that make the price more attractive. You can learn more about Breeze at http://www.macromedia.com/software/breeze/.

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young

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