IN THIS CHAPTER
Converting slide presentation files
Authoring presentations in CS programs
Using layers with presentations
Using full-screen views
Slide presentations may be something you want to use in client meetings when proposing new concepts or campaigns, or your clients may ask you to create presentations they want to use at trade shows, meetings, and conferences. Whether for your own needs or your clients' needs, at one time or another design professionals periodically find a need to create slide presentations. If creating slide presentations is not something you usually do, the last thing you'll want to do is try to learn a new program to quickly assemble a presentation for yourself or your client.
Dedicated slide-creation programs like Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple's Keynote are designed specifically for creating presentations. However, if you're not up to speed with these programs and need to design a presentation quickly, you'll find working in programs you know to be much less frustrating. In this chapter, you learn how to use the CS5 programs for creating slide presentations and converting presentations from the dedicated slide-presentation applications to file formats usable with the CS5 programs.
Because slide presentations may exist in a variety of different formats, you may need to convert an existing file that was created by your client to something workable with the ...