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The Free and Open Productivity Suite

The Free and Open Productivity Suite
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fr: Articles et actualités en matière de nouvelles technologies : OpenOffice: un choix judicieux pour les communes (01-2006) En matière de logiciels bureautiques, il existe aujourd'hui une alternative à la suite Office de Microsoft. Il s'agit d'OpenOffice, un logiciel libre et gratuit qui, en plus du fait de proposer des fonctionnalités identiques à celles de Microsoft Office, offre certains avantages particulièrement intéressants pour les administrations publiques. Voyons le "phénomène" OpenOffice de plus près… Cela fait des années que Microsoft Office règne en maître sur le marché des suites bureautiques. Les logiciels de traitement de texte qui existaient dans les années 80-90 ont disparu les uns après les autres face au poids lourd de Microsoft. Mais voilà, Microsoft Office doit aujourd'hui faire face à un outsider, OpenOffice. Cette différence fondamentale de concept représente un énorme avantage, surtout pour les administrations publiques. Pourquoi passer à OpenOffice? Pour gagner en indépendance L'adoption d'OpenOffice offre une réelle garantie d'indépendance. Pour assurer la pérennité de vos documents

12 Top Notch Online Presentation Tools With more long-distance meetings going on due to increasing travel costs and decreasing expense accounts, you need to be able to show your work to clients and co-workers so they can easily see your point. These 12 tools will help you create all of the online presentations you need, set them to music, add links and videos and then embed them or share them as you see fit. authorSTREAM: authorSTREAM allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations to unique URLs that can be shared with others. You can also download them as videos that can be placed on YouTube or burned to a DVD, embed your presentations in sites, create channels to showcase your work and more. They offer a free account and two levels of premium accounts that increase the number of presentations you can upload. BrinkPad: BrinkPad is a Java-based presentation creator that allows you to save your finished work to the Web, save to disk, save as JPGs and more. What are some of your favorite presentation tools?

Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Posted by José Picardo on May 23, 2009 These are five of the best web based applications that allow you to create and share presentations online. Using these web based tools, rather than the traditional desktop solutions can have many advantages, for example: you don’t need to install any software, as everything is done online through your web browser; your presentations remain accessible from any computer, ensuring both availability and exposure, as well as removing the need to carry them around on a memory stick; your presentations can be embedded into websites, blogs and wikis; and they can be used by students and teachers to collaborate remotely. Below you can find five almost identical presentations on Using Online Presentation Tools using Empressr, Google Docs, Prezi, SlideRocket and Zoho Show. 1.- Empressr Empressr is a free web based application that allows you to create, manage and share rich media presentations online. 2.- Google Docs 3.- Prezi 4.- SlideRocket 5.- Zoho Show

Presentation program A slide created by the first presentation graphics company, VCN ExecuVision, in 1982 A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show. It has three major functions: an editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and a slide-show system to display the content.[1] History[edit] A presentation using a presentation program. Early[when?] In the mid-1980s developments in the world of computers changed the way presentations were created. Features[edit] A presentation program is supposed to help both the speaker with an easier access to his ideas and the participants with visual information which complements the talk. Many presentation programs come with pre-designed images (clip art) and/or have the ability to import graphic images, such as Visio and Edraw Max. See also[edit] References[edit]

Add narration to a presentation - PowerPoint Narration can enhance Web-based or self-running presentations. You can also use narration to archive a meeting, so that presenters or absentees can review the presentation later and hear any comments made during the presentation. In this article About narration in a presentation Record a narration before a presentation Preview a narration Re-record part of a narration Record a narration during a presentation Record comments on a slide Set the slide timings manually Turn the slide timings off About narration in a presentation You can either record a narration before you run a presentation or record a narration during a presentation and include audience comments in the recording. When you add a narration to a slide, a sound icon appears on the slide. To record and hear a narration, your computer must be equipped with a sound card, microphone, and speakers. Automatic slide timings and narration Embed or link a narration You can either link or embed a narration. Top of Page Preview a narration

Record a slide show with narration, ink, and slide timings - PowerPoint Audio narrations and timings can enhance a Web-based or self-running slide show. If you’re planning to create a video with your presentation, using narrations and timings is a great way to make it less static. You can use audio narration to archive a meeting, so that presenters or absentees can review the presentation later and hear any comments made during the presentation. You can also record your use of the laser pointer in the slide show together with your narrations during a show. To do this see Turn your mouse into a laser pointer. In this article Using narration in a slide show Record a narration before or during a slide show Preview a narration Record comments on a slide Set the slide timings manually Turn the slide timings off Using narration in a slide show You can either record a narration before you run a slide show or record a narration during a slide show and include audience comments in the recording. When you add a narration to a slide, a sound icon appears on the slide.

So Long, Powerpoint. I gave a presentation at Common Ground 2013 entitled So Long, PowerPoint. It was well-received. In it, I reviewed popular dynamic presentation tools as alternates to the frequent presentation go-to. What's more, I framed the presentation as a funeral for PowerPoint in which, as could be expected, guests offered eulogies to the once-embraced tool. And now I invite all of you to attend the mass. Introduction: Caption: Aaron Smith (@theArtGuy) opens our ceremony. Dearly beloved friends, relatives, and faithful servants of the cosmic slide sorter,We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of one of our dearest and most beloved presentation tools. SlideRocket (now ClearSlide) is an easy first step away from the traditional slide show presentation. And now I believe Prezi has something to say.2. Would anyone else like to share? 3. Thank you for being so patient, PhotoPeach. It appears our own social media maven, Projeqt, is ready to share a couple choice words.5.

John’s Rant: Presentation Software Enough! I'm done with "PowerPoint." Keynote too. At least the way these tools are used in classrooms across the country. A web search for "using powerpoint in the classroom" turns up countless sites online for how teachers can put together so-called "dynamic presentations." Go ahead, the good, bad, and ugly is all to be found through Google. There is hope... Yet another source I found online had more I was likely to agree with. "'s not always obvious to teachers how to turn a PowerPoint presentation into a useful learning experience." My favorite quote, from the same website: "To critics, PowerPoint serves largely the same role in the classroom as pre-processed snack food does in the lunchroom: a conveniently packaged morsel that looks good but doesn't match the intellectual or corporeal nourishment of, say, a critical essay or a plate of steamed spinach." Students and Presentation Software Teachers and Presentation Software Where to Go From Here When used with students,