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power point to a television

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Rian, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. Rian

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    I am running power point from Windows 98 and have it linked to a television through an s-video port. We are pulling our hair out trying to get a power point presentation to appear on the TV.

    What ever is on the PC monitor during boot up appears on the TV but once the boot up is complete we can't get anything to appear on the TV. However, if I move the cursor from the PC's viewable area to the right the cursor will appear on the TV screen.

    Is power point able to display a presentation to a TV through an s-video port?

    Thank you
    Rian
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Its got absolutely nothing to do with PowerPoint per se.
    Its Windows you need to configure.

    Asyou have discovered, the TV is acting as a monitor, as the cursor is being diplayed on it.

    Under display properties you will likely have "extend my Windows desktop ...." or similar selected. You can select "Use this device as my primary monitor" See what works best.

    Simple solution is to have PowerPoint running as a window (not maximised to full screen, just manually expanded to almost or exactly full screen) and then drag the window by cicking on the title bar across onto the TV screen.
     
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