george! is the ultimate tool
george! adds functionality and productivity methods to PowerPoint for importing, exporting, translating and converting content.
As you are using george! many of the dialog boxes you will see include built-in help for the specific function you are are using. To access the built in help simply click on the george! logo in the dialog box you are using.
For additional guidance please use the george! tutorials provided here. They cover everything you need to know to use george! to work faster and work smarter.
Learn how to use the functions
of each button on the george!
ribbon in these Tutorials.
Click on LEARN MORE to view the Tutorials.
How to Access george!
Access george! by opening PowerPoint and clicking on the george! tab to bring up the ribbon. As you use the ribbon buttons click on the george! logo in the dialog boxes that come up to access built-in instructions.
If george! is installed on your computer but you do not see the george! tab in PowerPoint please follow the Troubleshooting steps to enable the add-in.
Your george! software is designed to be customized. The User function allows you to set global preferences for the Word documents george! will create, including adding your logo and copyright information.
The george! Stats function scans your open PowerPoint file and displays counts of everything in your file including the number of slides, word counts, and counts of the number of each type of insertable object that might be on your slides, such as charts, tables, comments etc. It is very easy to use this handy function.
EXTRACT: SLIDE CONTENT
george! will extract anything from an open PowerPoint file into a Word document, including the text on the slides, the slide notes, SmartArt, etc. And george! gives you control over what you extract, the file type of extracted images, and the PPI of extracted images.
CONVERT: FORMATTED TEXT
The george! Convert functions assist you in converting formatted text from all or selective PowerPoint slides in an open file. The formatted text is placed into a specially marked Word document where you can alter the text. george! will then import the altered text back into the PowerPoint file. This is a great tool for translating text and maintaining the text’s original formatting in the PowerPoint slide.
MEDIA: IMPORT PICS
The george! Import Pics function imports multiple image files into your open PowerPoint file, and unlike PowerPoint george! distributes your images across as many slides as required. george! gives you control over the layout of the slides your imported images will be added to and control over the insertion type, including the option to insert as Linked and Embedded so that your images will update automatically when you make changes to the image files.
MEDIA: CHG PIC LINKS
Having linked images in a presentation file saves file size, but when you change the image's directory location or email the file to someone else, those links are broken and an “X” replaces the image in your slides. With george! your image links can quickly be fixed by correcting the linked folder path or changing the type of link on the images.
MEDIA: SAVE PICS
The george! Save Pics function creates picture image files from embedded pictures, charts, tables and SmartArt graphics in an open PowerPoint file. It will also create picture files of the entire slide. The extracted images are saved in a sub-folder of the current directory.
ACCESSIBILITY: GENERATE ALT TEXT
Use the george! Generate Alt Text function to add or edit Alt Text in an open PowerPoint file, for screen readers and 508 compliance. This is about associating text with the images on your slides. george! uses the information it already has on “non-text” embedded objects to automatically generate alternate text titles and descriptions. And gives you the ability to quickly edit the Alt Text to improve it.
TOC OUTLINE: ADD MARKERS
The george! Add Markers function is a fast, visual method for adding Level 1 and Level 2 TOC markers to the slides in your open PowerPoint file that mark the start of new topics and new sub-topics. hes markers are used to generate a Table of Contents in your george! documents and also in LeaderGuide Pro documents that are built by importing PowerPoint files marked by george!
TOC OUTLINE: ERASE ALL
The george! Erase All function removes all TOC markers in the open PowerPoint file.
The george! Create function is what george! is all about. Use Create to quickly and easily generate branded, formatted Word documents from your PowerPoint files. Use george! documents as speaker notes and as handouts to support PowerPoint-driven presentations.
PRODUCT: ACT'N DEACT
The george! Act'n DeAct function provides options to check your software version, check for updates, purchase a license, and of course activate and deactivate your george! software.
STYLES: HOW TO CUSTOMIZE
The george! Customizing Styles function opens a Style Guide that contains the Word paragraph styles used by george! when creating documents for you. You can modify the george! Style Guide to meet your requirements so that when you Create new george! documents your styles are applied.
Click the george! Help button to link to the george! Style Guide to customize the styles that will be used in your george! documents, link to this george! product support page on the Great Circle Learning web site, and access all of the built in help that is included in the george! dialog boxes.