Applying a template with my presentation

Question: I am trying to convert a couple of ppt presentations over to a new assigned template for a national meeting.  I can’t seem to figure out how to do this simply.  I tried using the re-use slide options and also saving the template as a theme, but the slides don’t seem to convert.

Answer: How you were describing it should work, but the problem was you were on the title page when you saved the template as a theme, and for some odd reason the title page did  not convert properly. When you tried saving the theme from a bullet text slide, the design saved properly. However, I think the easiest way to accomplish this is to open the template sample, and then use the Reuse Slide option from Home tab > New Slide. Then browse for your presentation and right click on one slide and select All Slides. All slides should be inserted into the template, taking on the template’s design. You may have to delete slides from the template you are not using and you may have to tweak the layout on the slides. We found on your presentation the title page needed to be applied separately because the original presentation may have had manual changes.

Embed Youtube video in PowerPoint 2010

Question: How can I embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2010? I followed instructions but am having problems getting it to play.

Answer: Thank goodness for YouTube. I found this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V0gm98Xj4g which is an updated video based on changes that were made in either YouTube or Microsoft. It should work after following these instructions.

Don’t forget to search Youtube (and Google) for many other questions you might have on computer applications.

Calendar with Mac Word not working

Question: I am not able to reset the spell check in MS Word or PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. None of the online suggestions work. I keep getting spell check complete and it is missing misspelled words. Particularly in PowerPoint. I move the presentation to an other computer and still get spell check complete and missing the words. How can that be?

Answer: I checked my Mac and found that the spell check was working and wasn’t able to find a solution for him. However, he replied back that he discovered the problem. It turns out it was the custom dictionary. Simply moving it out of the Library folder does not disassociate it from Office. He had to completely delete it from the computer.

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