How to use george!
EXTRACT: SLIDE CONTENT
The Slide Content button on the george! ribbon allows you to extract content from your open PowerPoint file into a Word file.
To Extract Slide Content
- Click the Slide Content button on the george! ribbon.
- This opens the Extract dialog box.
- Choose what you want to extract from your PowerPoint file into Word.
Extract from All
Click the box next to the items listed to select what you want to extract from all of the slides in the open PowerPoint file.
The marked items are placed in a new Word document, in the order of the check box list.
Prior to starting a selective extract use either the PowerPoint normal or slide sorter view and select the specific slides you want to extract.
Then, in the Extract dialog box, click next to Selective instead of All.
The image quality choices are about controlling the PPI (Pixels Per Inch) setting of the images in the document.
- 96 PPI is fine for online viewing and draft prints but usually not final production printing.
- 150 PPI is the minimum acceptable level for printing
- 220 PPI is the recommended level for printing.
- 300 PPI might be useful in very special circumstances with high resolution photographic quality printing or if custom paper sizes that reach Word's maximum of 22 in. (55.88 cm) are being used and the image needs to fill the 22" wide page.
In performing this extract function george! creates picture files of the items being extracted and then inserts these files into a Word document. As with the PPI setting, the format type of the extracted picture files is important for the quality of the final inserted image, especially of the Word document will be printed.
A JPG format is best for photographs and provides the most compression so the file size will be the smallest. In terms of image sharpness, the JPG format does not do as well with text and line drawings.
PNG is a great choice for line drawings and text objects though its file size will be much larger than a JPG format.
TIFF is the best all-around format for text, line drawings and photographs. Like the PNG format though the TIFF format will produce a substantially larger file size.
Time to Extract and New Word File Size
The image PPI setting and the file format you choose will impact the time it takes to run the extract and the extracted document’s ultimate file size.
As you are in the Extract dialog box, click on the george! logo to view written instructions to refresh your memory about how to use the functions provided.
The built-in instructions can also be accessed by clicking on the Help button at the end of the george! ribbon and selecting Written Instructions.