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PowerPoint tips for energy animations

To play the PowerPoint presentation on your web browser
This is useful if you want to view the presentation before deciding if you want to download it and save it to your computer.

To save the PowerPoint presentation to your computer
The advantage of doing this is that you can customise/alter the presentation as you wish.

Tips for using the PowerPoint presentations
Handy hints for navigating through the presentations.

Anchor Point:1To play the PowerPoint presentation on your web browser


1. Click on the relevant link e.g. 'How Geothermal Power is Produced – PowerPoint (899k)'.

2. When the download dialogue box appears click ‘open’. The presentation will open in a new window.

3. To move from slide to slide, use the mouse or the right hand scroll bar. You can also click within the presentation slides themselves to move the presentation on.

Anchor Point:2To save the PowerPoint presentation to your computer

1. Click on the relevant link as above e.g. 'How Geothermal Power is Produced – PowerPoint (899k)'.

2. When the download dialogue box appears click ‘save’.

3. Save the presentation to your desktop, in your ‘My Documents’ folder or wherever you want the presentation to be stored.

4. Wait for the file to download. Then click ‘open’ if you want to view the presentation immediately, otherwise you can exit out of the download dialogue box.

Anchor Point:3Tips for using the PowerPoint presentations

1. Use the forward and back arrows in the bottom left-hand corner of the presentation to move through the presentation. (You can also use the cursor and spacebar to do this.)

2. Click on the pen icon in the bottom left-hand corner to bring up options to annotate the slides using a felt tip, highlighter or ballpoint pen.

3. Still in the bottom left-hand corner, click on the page icon to bring up a menu of useful commands, such as the option of going directly to a particular slide. For a list of useful shortcuts click on the ‘Help’ option.

4. All of the PowerPoint presentations contain a Flash animation (most are narrated) lasting approximately 30 seconds. To ensure that the animations run properly, we recommend that you install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

 

5. Note that the Flash animation is embedded within each presentation on the third or fourth slide. The animation will load and play automatically when that slide is displayed.

6. You cannot freeze frame the animation once it has started playing. However, if you need to pause the animation mid-flow, use the cursor to move back to the previous slide. When you move forward a slide the animation will continue playing at the point where it was paused.

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Readers' comments (7)

  • Hi Rosie,

    Sorry to hear you're having trouble with the PowerPoint animation. I think it all depends on what version of PowerPoint you have. I have version 2010 so I've written some directions for that version:

    When you open the PowerPoint, you should get a pop-up bar at the top of the PowerPoint that says 'Enable Editing', can you click on that. Then, you should get another pop-up bar that says 'Enable Content', can you also click on that.

    Once this is done, click on the 'Slide show' icon at the bottom right of the PowerPoint to view the PowerPoint with all its animations.

    Please let us know if this hasn't helped you.

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  • I can't activate the animated power point. on the animated page there's only the downloading writing but nothing else

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  • If, after following the advice above, you are still unable to play or save our PowerPoint animations, please click on 'Contact us' in the menu at the bottom of the page and fill in the feedback form. A member of our technical team will help you.

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  • The animation isn't working - frustrating after having just paid a subscription to your otherwise fantastic site!

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  • This is great *if* you have PowerPoint, or Windows. Unfortunately I use neither. Wouldn't it be better to create OpenOffice or LibreOffice files and export them to PowerPoint? These are freely available programs, I am not willing to spend hundreds obtaining a licence to legally use PowerPoint just for OSE. Other than that... The service is brilliant ;)

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  • Hello, I have tried to download the Oil and gass presentation to my computer. But when I want to open it from the computer later on, the loading process does not start. Does it mean I have to be on-line to be able to start the presentation?
    Thanks for your answer.
    Jana

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  • The animation does not start.

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