PowerPoint Presentations on the Internet:

3 Methods

Simple Upload:

  • use this method if you just want to back-up your presentation or be able to download it to any workstation.
  1. upload the ppt file to your personal cunix account.
  2. for step-by-step instructions about how to do this, click here
  3. you may now download your presentation to any workstation simply by logging into Fetch, selecting your ppt presentation from your public_html dir, and clicking "Get File."

 

Posting your PPT Presentation online as a website:

  • use this method if you want to be able to view your presentation online
  1. open your presentation in powerpoint
  2. go to "File" and select "save as webpage."
  3. replace ".ppt" at the end of the presentation filename with ".html"
  4. save this file in the "guests save files here" folder on the desktop
  5. go to the apple menu, open Fetch, and enter your user ID and password
  6. double click on the "Shared Folder" icon on the desktop
  7. drag your presentation.html and presentation_files folder (this folder was automatically created when you saved your presentation as a webpage) into your public_html directory in Fetch.
  8. select your presentation.html file in your public_html dir by clicking on it once, go to "remote" in the taskbar, select "Set Permissions...", and check all of the leftmost, topmost, and rightmost boxes (this will give everyone permission to read and execute your webpage while also giving you permission to write/change it)
  9. double click on the presentation_files folder in your public_html dir, go to "Edit" and "Select All," then go to "Remote," select "Set Permissions...," and again check all of the leftmost, topmost, and rightmost boxes.
  10. to view your presentation online simply go to: www.columbia.edu/~your_user_id/name_of_your_presentation.html (ie: www.columbia.edu/~rcg16/test.html)

NOTE: Unfortunately, your animations will not be preserved unless you create and view your online ppt presentation on a PC.

WARNING: Unless you properly set the permissions (so that everyone has permission to read your webpage) - you will receive an error message when you try to view your webpage online.

 

Posting your PPT Presentation online as a pdf document:

  • use this method if you want to be able to view your presentation online and also be able to print it out in a well-organized and paper-saving format