Use the following information when creating your presentations.
All screens will be 16:9 widescreen format, not 4:3. Computers and projectors will be configured for the 1280 x 720 resolution. To take full advantage of the widescreen format, build or convert your presentation to 16:9.
Supported Presentation File Formats
.PPT, .PPTX: The Presentation Management system is optimized for PowerPoint, whether created on a PC or MAC. To take advantage of advanced media support in PowerPoint, we recommend all PPT files be converted to the PPTX format. You can find the convert feature located under “File, Help” when you have your PowerPoint open. The following versions are supported:
- PowerPoint 2013 through PowerPoint 2007
- Office: Mac 2011 through Mac Office 2016
.KEY: You can create a presentation in Keynote. The following versions are supported:
- Keynote v7.3 through Keynote 08
Video, Images and Font Support
The Academy supports the following movie formats (PC):
- Quicktime Media Files: .mov (H.264)
- Windows Media Video: .wmv
- Windows Video File: .avi - Note: Divx, Xvid, MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and H.264 codecs are supported.
Windows OS – Preferred format for PCs is WMV. 2,000 Kbps/SD and 8,000 Kbps/HD
Mac OS – Preferred format for Mac is h.264 in a .MOV format. Same bit rates as WMV.
When compressing video it is important that you de-interlace your interlaced video and specify square pixels.
Important: Your videos can not completely fill the slide. While presenting, you will only have a mouse to advance your slides. You will only be able to advance your PowerPoint with the mouse by clicking on the slide area, outside the movie itself.
Resize your photos so the larger side of the photo is no more than 2000 pixels. When exporting from Photoshop use JPEG/Quality 10 or PNG. When using other image software use JPEG/Quality 80 (when 100 is the highest) or PNG.
Presentation Management supports fonts that are included with Office 2013. Review an article about Office 2013 fonts. If you need a specialized font, it should be embedded into your PowerPoint presentation. Some licensed fonts may not embed and should be replaced with a font included with Office. Find instructions on this process.
Financial Disclosure PowerPoint Slides
Presenters are required to disclose both verbally and on the first presentation slide whether or not they have financial relationships. Find more information, as well as slides to insert into your presentation on the Financial Disclosure and First-Slide Policy page.
Evaluation PowerPoint Slide
Please add the Evaluation PowerPoint slide (PPT 225KB) to your deck.