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The LaserGraphics slide maker attached to the Macintosh Quadra
700 (Mariana) was purchased for the used of McConnell Brain Imaging
Centre personnel. In an effort to ease its use, I have created this
document, which describes how to go about creating slides using
Showcase on an SGI, or PowerPoint on a Mac or PC.
There are three steps to the slide (or print) creation process:
- Create the slides to be shot with either Showcase or
PowerPoint. The choice is not critical, it is simply what you
are used to. However, Showcase is a more general purpose
program, whereas PowerPoint has slide creation as its only
purpose in life. PowerPoint is generally easier to use, and
can produce many of the same effects as Showcase. In
addition, PowerPoint is available for the PC and Mac
platforms, whereas Showcase requires you to sit at an SGI.
Unfortunately, there is only one general purpose copy of
PowerPoint around, and that runs on Mariana.
- If you created your slides somewhere other than Mariana,
transfer them to Mariana. There is a program on Mariana called
Fetch that can do this over the network.
- Run POM (Professional Output Manager). POM takes
your slides, and sends them to the slide maker.
Mark Wolforth (firstname.lastname@example.org)