Friday, April 19, 2013

6.3-Inch Behemoth, Viewing PowerPoint on Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

How to play PowerPoint on Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
Samsung, the largest mobile device manufacturer in the world, has just unveiled 2 mid-ranged big screen smartphones to media. These models are named Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3 respectively, the number from their names represents the display size. Today we mainly talk about Galaxy Mega 6.3, currently the largest smartphone of Samsung and the whole Android alliance.
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and others
As we mentioned above, the Galaxy Mega 6.3’s display is 6.3-inch in size. However, it’s not an AMOLED panel but a cheaper LCD one. The large screen has an OK resolution of 720*1280 pixels with low pixel density of 233 ppi. A model unknown 1.7GHz processor provides processing power to the phone. The Galaxy Mega 6.3 has 1.5 GB of RAM for smooth performance, 8 or 16 GB of ROM and a microSD card slot for expandation. With an 8.0 MP camera is equipped on the back, the phone should be a decent snapper for the right circumstances. The front-facing camera has 1.9 MP, well enough for video chatting. With 190 grams in weight, this monster is too heavily and large for user to put it into pocket, though it’s only 8 mm in thickness. Last but not least, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the platform.

Why Can’t I Play PowerPoint on Galaxy Mega 6.3 Perfectly?
Though it’s not defined as a high-end flagship, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 still has some highlights. Let’s say, its huge touchscreen is convenient to read e-books, play 720p videos and mobile games. The 8 MP high resolution camera also helps you snap and record beautiful moments of daily life. As a saying goes, “nobody’s perfect”, there’s no perfect smartphones in the market, neither. What on earth are the weaknesses of Galaxy Mega 6.3? Besides its heavy weight and low pixel density, there’s another shortcoming of the phone: it’s difficult to watch PowerPoint on Galaxy Mega 6.3

Don’t laugh at me, it’s true. If you’re an Android user, do you know any methods to show PPT on Galaxy Mega 6.3? Well, let me answer instead. Usually we can install an Office app on the phone, or convert PPT to PDF/image formats. Unfortunately, some PowerPoint effects and elements, like animations, transitions and background music may lost by using the methods mentioned above.

How Can I View PowerPoint on Galaxy Mega 6.3?
As we know this behemoth is an awesome tool for playing videos, how about converting PowerPoint to Galaxy Mega 6.3 suitable videos and then playing them on the phone? To do the conversion, a professional tool is required. Here we recommend Leawo PowerPoint to Galaxy Mega 6.3 video converter, a decent program to change PPT files to different video formats. Install and launch the software on PC, input PowerPoint files, choose output video format and other parameters, then click the “Convert” button to start. A few minutes later, the process is done. Now enjoy displaying PowerPoint on Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 with PPT effects remained!
PowerPoint to Galaxy Mega 6.3 video converter

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

PowerPoint Tips: How to Set up PowerPoint Slides before Printing?

Dear PowerPoint fans, have you ever tried printing PowerPoint slides onto papers? Sometimes we may need to do this for our audiences’ reference. As we know, usually the PowerPoint slide is in 4:3 in the style, which is officially called Landscape view.
PowerPoint page setup 001

When you print the PowerPoint slide onto a standard A4 paper, it would be like this.
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It looks weird, right? Do you know how to make the PowerPoint slide match the A4 paper when you print it? As a matter of that, we can set up PowerPoint page in advance before we create the presentation.

On PowerPoint 2010, open a file or create a new one. Click Design tab and choose Page Setup. A pop-up window of the same name appears. Now directly set the slide size as A4 Paper from the drop-down list. By doing this, we can Print PowerPoint on A4 papers perfectly.
Page Setup 001

Page Setup 002

In fact there are also many other slide sizes in the list, such as the 16:9 size for widescreen computers or the banner style, which is able to create a banner for a party or a school project.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

How to View PowerPoint on LG Optimus G Pro

LG Optimus G Pro
Optimus G Pro is a large screen smartphone produced by LG. It’s also the company’s first handset with the trendy Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution. Now this model is available in Japan and Korea, it’s expected to roll out in North America in Q2 2013 as well.

For specifications, the LG Optimus G Pro sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401ppi. Its high pixel density is one of the best you can currently get. The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, which is fast enough for daily use. It has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM (with microSD slot up to 64 GB). As to cameras, the rear camera has 13MP and supports 1080p video shooting. The front facing one has 2.1 MP. A giant 3140 mAh battery is equipped with the phone to provide longer standby time.

  • Very light and compact for the screen size
  • Flexible design lets you add memory or swap the battery
  • Programmable QButton and an IR blaster allow more usage scenarios
  • Good camera with HDR video abilities
  • Large 3140 mAh battery
Play PowerPoint on LG Optimus G Pro
It’s an enjoyment for watching HD movies and playing games on a phone with such a large HD screen and fast CPU. Besides entertainments, how about doing office work on the phone? Let’s say, how to watch PowerPoint on LG Optimus G Pro? For a handset that runs Android, there are actually several ways to watch PPT. For instance, we can use Office apps or convert PowerPoint to PDF. However, by using these 2 methods, some special effects like background music, transitions, and animations will be totally removed. In order to display PPT on the handset with effects remained, we can convert PowerPoint to Optimus G Pro suitable videos at first, then transfer the videos to the phone.

Friday, March 8, 2013

How to Use Different Themes in the Same PowerPoint File?

Today I saw a friend’s tweet, from which he asked “how can I use different themes in the same PowerPoint file”. Well, usually when we create PowerPoint, we use a theme to customize and decorate it. We can make a theme by ourselves, choose a build-in one or import one from other PowerPoint files.

Then is it possible to use different themes in one PowerPoint file? The answer is YES. I've just tried to do this in PowerPoint 2010. Here’s the simple step-by-step process:

Open PowerPoint file with PowerPoint 2010. You can see all the slides are using the same theme.

Click to select a slide (or select multiple slides by pressing Ctrl key). For instance, I choose 3 slides here. Then click Design tab in the toolbar. Different Themes are shown below.
use different themes in same PowerPoint 001

Move your mouse over these themes and stay on them, you can see the preview. Remember just don’t click on the theme now, otherwise all slides would be applied.

When you have made your choice, just right-click on the theme and choose Apply to Selected Slides from the drop-down menu.
use different themes in same PowerPoint 002

Now the theme of 3 slides has been changed to a new one. You can easily change different themes in a PowerPoint file in this way.
use different themes in same PowerPoint 003

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

3 Methods to Play PowerPoint on HTC One

A new smartphone was introduced by HTC in New York & London on February 19. This long-rumored handset, HTC One (former named HTC M7), is treated as one of opponents of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4. The phone will be rolled out in North America at the end of March, with black or silver color for choice. Price issues are not mentioned yet, but the company claimed that current HTC users could have a $100 back when they trade in their old phone and buy the new “One”.

  • Android 4.1.2 OS
  • 4.7-inch 1080P LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 468ppi
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32 or 64GB of ROM
  • 4MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi

UltraPixel. A new camera technology called UltraPixel is used on HTC One. Though the phone’s rear camera is only 4MP, with UltraPixel, which absorbs more than 300 times the light of a megapixel, makes HTC One the clear favorite in low light environments.

BlinkFeed. BlinkFeed is a new feature to display social networks, news and feeds to users home screen. HTC says it has 1,400 content partners signed up, one of the big ones is ESPN.

HTC Zoe. Zoe, a photo creation and sharing app which lets users create photos using three-second videos. Sound similar to Vine, which is produced by twitter.

Play PowerPoint on HTC One

As we mentioned above, this phone is suitable to take photos and play SNSs. Then how about playing PowerPoint? As a high-end smartphone with Android OS, there should be at least 3 ways to view PowerPoint on HTC One.

Office apps. Users can find several Office apps on Google Play, such as Documents To Go and Kingsoft Office. These free or paid tools can help users play or even edit PowerPoint on Android devices. However, mobile Office apps are not like Office suite on computer. Some PowerPoint elements can’t be shown on these apps, for instance, background music and animations.

Convert PowerPoint to PDF. If users are on Office 2010/2013, it could be easy to convert PPT to PDF formats directly. Then transfer these PDF files to HTC One and play them with Adobe Reader. Disadvantage of this method is the same as the previous one: no sounds or animations, just pictures.

Convert PowerPoint to video. To play PowerPoint on HTC One with background music and animation effects remained, users can convert presentations to video formats in advance. With the help of Moyea PPT to video converter, a free download program for PowerPoint conversion, it could be convenient to do the trick. 

The whole process takes a few steps. Install and launch the converter, then import PowerPoint files. Set the output video format as “mp4”, video codec as “H.264”, video size as “1920 x 1080” and audio codec as “AAC”. Click the “Start” button to start conversion. It could be done in a few minutes. The last but not least step is to transfer videos to the phone. Enjoy viewing PowerPoint on HTC One!