Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Sharing--Visual Presentations

If you're a writer and do school or library visits, you may want to develop a Powerpoint presentation. You probably don't need a projector of your own since many schools and libraries own that equipment, but you do need software to put together your presentation. If you don't have Microsoft Office, then you might think you're out of luck. The software isn't cheap! Take heart--there's a free office suite available through Open Office. This from the Open Office site:
the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.
The Impress portion will enable you to create your own multi-media presentations. I created an adequate one, without too much difficulty, and I expect, with a little more practice I could create one that is REALLY good! And the only thing it cost me, was a little time!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a wonder at finding these neat applications, Diane! Thanks!