How to use

george! is a PowerPoint publishing tool

george! makes it easy to create attractive Handouts to support PowerPoint-driven presentations. george! also adds functionality to PowerPoint to make it easier to work with images, globally update slide text, extract anything from PowerPoint to Word, and add Alt Text for screen readers. Find instructions on how to use all of this functionality below.

 
 

Help is built-in

As you are using george! click on the george! logo in the dialog boxes to bring up written help.

For additional guidance click on the Help button at the end of the george! ribbon. The Help there includes a link to these tutorials.


How to access george!

  1. Open PowerPoint

  2. Click the george! tab to bring up the ribbon

If george! is installed but you do not see the george! tab in PowerPoint follow these Troubleshooting steps.

 

The george! ribbon in PowerPoint

Click to view a larger image of the george! version 10 ribbon.

The following Tutorials teach you how to use each button on
the george! ribbon


 

PREFERENCES: USER

Your george! software includes customization features.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to set your preferences for the Word documents george! will create, including:

  • Cover page Logo

  • Copyright information

  • Revision Date: include/exclude

  • Slide Borders: include/exclude

  • Save to: set a default folder to save to


 

PREFERENCES: STATS

The Stats function provides counts of everything in your PowerPoint file.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to scan a PowerPoint file on your screen to display:

  • Number of slides

  • Number of sections

  • Number of slides that have images, media, charts and more

  • Total words on slides, in notes, and overall


 

EXTRACT: SLIDE CONTENT

george! will extract anything from an open PowerPoint file into a Word document.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to control the file type and the PPI (Pixels per Inch) of extracted images.

  2. How to control what is extracted.

  3. How to extract what you need.


 

CONVERT: FORMATTED TEXT

The george! Convert function allows you to extract formatted slide text and slide notes into Word to quickly and easily modify and/or translate the text; and then import the converted formatted text back into PowerPoint.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to Extract formatted text from slides, and slides notes, into a Word document.

  2. How to Import the modified formatted text back into a PowerPoint file.

 

 

MEDIA: IMPORT PICS

The Import Pics function imports multiple image files into your open PowerPoint file and distributes your images across slides.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to import multiple image files into an open PowerPoint file.

  2. How to set the layout of the slides your images will be added to.

  3. How to control the insertion type.


 

MEDIA: CHG PIC LINKS

Having linked images in a presentation file saves file size, but when you change the directory location of the images, or email the file to someone else, the links are broken and an “X” replaces the images in your slides. 

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to fix broken image links by correcting the linked folder path.

  2. How to change the type of link on inserted images.

 

 

MEDIA: SAVE PICS

The Save Pics function allows you to save embedded images as reusable image files.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to save embedded pictures, charts, tables and SmartArt as reusable image files.

  2. How to control the saved image file format.

  3. How to create picture files of your slides.


 

ACCESSIBILITY: GENERATE ALT TEXT

Use the Generate Alt Text function to add or edit Alt Text for screen readers and 508 compliance.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to view the alternate text automatically generated by george! for the non-text embedded pictures and objects in your slide file.

  2. How to edit the Alt Text to improve it.

 

 

TOC OUTLINE: ADD MARKERS

The Add Markers function is a fast, visual method for adding Table of Contents headings that will appear in the Word document that is created from your PowerPoint file.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to add Level 1 and Level 2 Table Of Contents markers to the slides in your PowerPoint file to mark the start of new topics and sub-topics.

 

 

TOC OUTLINE: ERASE ALL

The george! Erase All function

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to remove all TOC markers in the open PowerPoint file.

 

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DOCUMENTS: CREATE

The Create function is what george! is all about. george! creates documents from your slides and notes for use as speaker notes and as handouts to support PowerPoint-driven presentations. 

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to use Create to quickly and easily generate branded, formatted Word documents from your PowerPoint files.


 

PRODUCT: ACT'N DEACT

The Act'n DeAct function does just what the name suggests.

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to activate and deactivate your george! software.

  2. How to check your software version.

  3. How to check for software updates.

 

 

STYLES: HOW TO CUSTOMIZE

The george! Customizing Styles allows you to modify the Styles used in the Word documents george! creates from your PowerPoint files. 

This tutorial guides you through:

  1. How to modify the Word paragraph styles in the george! Style Guide.

 

 

HELP: v10.0

Click the Help button on the george! ribbon to:

  • Access written help built into the software

  • Access guidance on customizing the styles used in the documents george! creates

  • Link to these tutorials.


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