29 March 2017
When presenting on windows, switching between a powerpoint (2016) presentation and a demo is problematic.
The goalDuring a presentation I am projecting the slides in extended view behind my back to the audience and have the presenter view on my laptop in front of me.
When I switch to a demo I want to duplicate my laptop screen to the projector.
I want to swap easily between both modes.
The ProblemI set up my PC in extended view (F8 on my laptop) and start the presentation: the full slide is projected and the presenter screen is on my laptop: fine.
When I start a demo, I duplicate my screen. The demo shows up in front of me and on the extended projected view: fine
When I switch back from demo view (duplicate screen) to extended view, the powerpoint presentation does not migrate back to the extended view.
The solution (sort of)
- Switch back to extended view
- right mouse menu in powerpoint presentation>duplicate slide show: the presentation is now shown in extended view (projector) and on my screen
- right mouse menu in powerpoint presenatation>show presnter view: the presenter view is on my laptop, the full slide is on the projector.
9 February 2017
UK plans to have a car insurance that does not care whether you or the car is driving. In both cases, an accident is an accident, and you are insured either way by a uniform car insurance.
This is a major step towards the general acceptance of self driving cars.
24 January 2017
I get this message sometimes when opening a workbook. Generally I have copied a formula from another workbook instead of a value, but i always want to check before breaking things.
I used a Microsoft support article (ignored the Edge promo):
- Type CTRL+F (opens Find and Replace Window)
- Click [Options >>]
- Fill in these values
- Find What: \[
- the MS article uses [, but I got some false positives from that
- Within: Workbook
- Look in: Formulas
- Click [Find Next] to search
- On the Data tab, in the Connections group, click Edit LinksHere you can also update and break the links, but you do not see in which cells they are used.
- Click [Startup Prompt...]
- Select the option that you want