• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL

Part 13. Enhancing PowerPoint Presentati... > Preparing the Presentation for Anoth...

Preparing the Presentation for Another Computer

After you've opened the presentation you want to pack, open the File menu and select Package for CD.

The Package for CD dialog box opens. Type a name for the CD you want to create (maximum 16 characters) in the Name the CD text box.

Click the Add Files button to open the Add dialog box, where you select additional files you need for your presentation—linked files are included by default.

Select a file to include, and click Add. PowerPoint returns you to the Package for CD dialog box. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you've selected all the files you need.


You might need to use someone else's computer to give a presentation. Fortunately, you can create a CD of your presentation and use it to view the presentation from any computer—even one that does not have PowerPoint installed. The PowerPoint feature that enables you to do this is called Package for CD.


CD Options

You'll want to include on the CD any files linked to your presentation, along with the PowerPoint Viewer. Fortunately, these items are included by default. If you don't want to include them on your CD, click the Options button in the Package for CD dialog box and use the Options dialog box that opens to deselect them. Also, always check the Embed Truetype Fonts option; otherwise, the presentation will not look right if the fonts you use aren't on the presentation computer.

When all the files you need appear in the play list, click the Copy to CD button.

If you haven't yet inserted a blank CD into your computer's writable CD drive, PowerPoint prompts you to do so. Insert a blank, writable CD in the drive and click Retry.

PowerPoint displays its progress as it copies the files to CD and notifies you when the process is complete. To copy the files to another CD, click Yes; otherwise, click No.

PowerPoint ultimately returns you to the Package for CD dialog box; click the Close button.



Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial

  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint