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How NOT to use PowerPoint

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    wisemx
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    giovanni

    Great video and even better content!

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    W3bbo

    It's old though. I remember seeing it in 2005 and I'm sure it dates back to 1999.

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    JoshRoss

    There are some good ideas that can in incorporated into the next version.  A complexity meter would be good.  If there is too much crap on the slide, the slide would get a green squiggly line underneath, like a grammar error.  I wonder if there is a Hot or Not site for PPTs, if not, Microsoft could host one and people could rip on other peoples lack of PowerPoint skill.

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    littleguru

    W3bbo said:
    It's old though. I remember seeing it in 2005 and I'm sure it dates back to 1999.
    Yeah... it's kind of old. But still nice Big Smile

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    matthews

    I wish some of my profs would follow his first piece of advice. On average I take about 5 pages of notes for classes that don't make use of any presentaion slides at all, and in my two that do there's so much crap on the slides that I find my mind wandering so often I only end up with <1 page of notes.

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    Bass

    This video describes every PowerPoint I have ever watched. PowerPoint is evil.

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    Heywood_J

    Bass said:
    This video describes every PowerPoint I have ever watched. PowerPoint is evil.
    Powerpoint is evil?  WTF?  If a virus is written in C does than mean that C is evil?  Don't blame powerpoint.  Blame stupid people who don't know how to use it properly.  I've been using Powerpoint for a long time and I find it to be an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for much more than just lame presentations.

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    W3bbo

    Heywood_J said:
    Bass said:
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    Powerpoint is evil?  WTF?  If a virus is written in C does than mean that C is evil?  Don't blame powerpoint.  Blame stupid people who don't know how to use it properly.  I've been using Powerpoint for a long time and I find it to be an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for much more than just lame presentations.
    C doesn't encourage any particular programming style or what your program does.

    PowerPoint is set-up to encourage bullet point spam thanks to the default templates set to bullet points.

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    littleguru

    W3bbo said:
    Heywood_J said:
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    C doesn't encourage any particular programming style or what your program does.

    PowerPoint is set-up to encourage bullet point spam thanks to the default templates set to bullet points.
    That's just not true... Powerpoint gives you the flexibility that you want. It's the people opting for the easiest way.

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    Sven Groot

    W3bbo said:
    Heywood_J said:
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    C doesn't encourage any particular programming style or what your program does.

    PowerPoint is set-up to encourage bullet point spam thanks to the default templates set to bullet points.
    That's nonsense. Sure it encourages bullet points but it doesn't encourage people to make a bazillion bullet points nor does it encourage people to put every single word they're going to say on the slides.

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    Bas

    W3bbo said:
    Heywood_J said:
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    C doesn't encourage any particular programming style or what your program does.

    PowerPoint is set-up to encourage bullet point spam thanks to the default templates set to bullet points.
    Word encourages poorly typed letters because of the default templates set to text.

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    evildictait​or

    Heywood_J said:
    Bass said:
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    Powerpoint is evil?  WTF?  If a virus is written in C does than mean that C is evil?  Don't blame powerpoint.  Blame stupid people who don't know how to use it properly.  I've been using Powerpoint for a long time and I find it to be an incredibly powerful tool that can be used for much more than just lame presentations.
    I take your point, but your example is flawed because C _is_ evil.

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