PowerPoint Resolution Problem


J

James

Hi,

I've been using my laptop and a presentation satisfactorily for over a year
but one centre where I deliver a course has changed their projector and it
seems to be causing problems.

Using:
Acer 5633 Laptop (less that 1yr old) with GeForce Go 7300 (256Mb)
PowerPoint 2003
Epson X5 Projector (new)
Windows XP Home
Screen setting set to 1280*768 60 Hz 32bit
Not using Presenter View

Problem:
The projector will display the windows screen and I can start PowerPoint.
But when I start the presentation the projector says the display setting are
not supported and does not display the presentation at all. The projector
seems to have automatic selection of display modes. It makes no difference
whether both laptop and projector are select for output or just projector.
The presentation displays perfectly on the laptop screen and other
projectors.

Question:
Does PowerPoint have it's own resolution settings that over-ride the display
setting of the PC? How do I set them?

Issue:
I'm reluctant to change settings on the PC which may stop the presentation
working properly at several other places where I deliver the same
presentation.

Any pointers in the right direction appreciated!

James
 
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T

TAJ Simmons

James,


Open your presentation in powerpoint.

go to the "slideshow" menu - and choose "set up show"

Have a look under the 'performance section'

Does it say "use current resolution" - if it does then this particular
presentation should follow your 'desktop' settings.

If it reads anything else - then there lies the problem!

cheers
T Simmons
Microsoft Powerpoint MVP

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J

James

Hi,
It did indeed read different settings which have now been changed -I'll get
a chance to try it out later this week.
Many thanks for such a quick response.
Regards, James
 

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