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Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Power Point Templates
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:33:31 PM »
Folks:

Took the plunge and bought a new computer (Laptop). Old one just wouldn't take any updates and grew way too lethargic . Spent the last several hours cursing the OS (Windows 10) and tiny little keyboard as it is nothing like I am used to. I have access to Windows Office Products and I am looking for a Football Template for Power Point.

Any help with Skype would be appreciated too   

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 04:59:20 AM »
I'd just do the formations (offense and defense) in Excel, print it out, draw the plays in, scan it, and put it on a slide.  I hate PowerPoint for diagramming plays.  Of course, I don't diagram plays, and rarely know them, so there's that.
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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 08:40:39 AM »
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You can draw them in Power Point or Word, once you draw the play you can even flip it. Only the first one really takes time. Another easy way is to download something someone else has done & adapt it for your own.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 09:05:33 AM »
Coach, does your team/league use Hudl? Hudl has a presentation tool, templates for plays and playbook that are Power Point based. I use Apple for all my presentations but have put the playbook, technique explanation ect. using the tools provided by Hudl. The playbook tool also logs the players that have looked at the information.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 11:08:12 AM »
Coach - PM me you address and I can send you what I use in PowerPoint. If it helps, great. If not, no harm.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
Wipe off the os and go with a Linux os. W10 is horrible. From there you can use open office which is free and does more than ms programs. I just hate windows 10. Absolutely despise it.
So with that said I use ms office at work and once you become familiar with ppt it becomes easy. You can cut and paste just like in other office programs.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 12:36:03 PM »
Agreed!!  However, I am not going to wipe the Operating System kinda defeats the purpose for me. 

I have a Template, thanks Patriots, and have been working in Excel to come up with rudimentary diagrams.   I'll keep playing with them (Round Peg/Square Hole).  The biggest thing for me is the tiny key board and mouse pad.  Unless you spend Oodles of Cash you cant install a keyboard and monitor directly on the cheaper lap tops.  Not going to spend more dollars for anything except for perhaps a wireless mouse.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 01:35:54 PM »
Agreed!!  However, I am not going to wipe the Operating System kinda defeats the purpose for me. 

I have a Template, thanks Patriots, and have been working in Excel to come up with rudimentary diagrams.   I'll keep playing with them (Round Peg/Square Hole).  The biggest thing for me is the tiny key board and mouse pad.  Unless you spend Oodles of Cash you cant install a keyboard and monitor directly on the cheaper lap tops.  Not going to spend more dollars for anything except for perhaps a wireless mouse.

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Keyboards and mice usually just connect via USB port.  Most laptops will have several.  You can also get a USB hub that allows you to get more USB ports out of a single one (similar to how a power strip works for electricity). 

As far as diagramming the plays, I usually just use PowerPoint to get the right formations and then duplicate that slide for all plays that use that same formation.  I will then cut and paste the various arrows that show where each player goes on the play and I provide a description in text in the lower left side for clarification and denoting timing.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 01:48:11 PM »
How do you work in the power point presentation? do you have a study day? How old of an age do they need to be for this to be effective?

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 01:53:24 PM »
How do you work in the power point presentation? do you have a study day? How old of an age do they need to be for this to be effective?

We typically use our playbook as a coaches tool and not one for the kids.  We have to assume that they will not have read it and we rep through the plays during installation.  This does allow us to ensure that the coaches are on the same page, though. 

We have shared the plays with the kids in certain situations, but that is usually just a reinforcement for what we have done in practice.  I think that you need to be careful as to how you attempt to communicate these things with players as not all of them will get it and some won't even spend the time trying. 

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 07:43:21 PM »
I have an ipad for work along with my desk top. They bought a keyboard for the ipad which is tiny. You do get used to the size pretty quickly.
For ppt, I have a page where I store all my symbols and curved arrows and all that stuff. Getting the bends on thoae arrows right can be a real pita.Then I have formation templates with standard defenses aligned to it. Takes a while to set all that up but makes the process shorter in the long run.
Btw, the os is the whole point. Ease of use is the most important feature of a computer for me. And w10 is about the most unusable pos ever, well besides w8 before the 8.1 upgrafe which only made it functional. MS should of never strayed from what they were doing with 7 imo.

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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 08:11:35 AM »
Rob I don't disagree.  We have W7 at work.  I can manage my way around it fairly well.  Yet my home model was XP, severely outdated.  Our Org Computer has W10 and it jerked my chain in more ways than one.  However, I am finding that this computer is far faster than our Org computer which, given my short experience with this one, tells me we chose poorly when purchasing the Org computer.  The one thing I hate about the Org unit is the inability to find and open files.  Thus far I have had no issues doing so with this one!  I can honestly sy that my Cell Phone is no longer more advanced than my computer.   LOL   :D
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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 11:10:31 PM »
I believe Open Office is available for Windows as well. And it's free
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Re: Power Point Templates
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 07:40:34 AM »
I believe Open Office is available for Windows as well. And it's free
It is and it works great. I used it for years to include an equivalent to excel, word, and ppt. There is no reason to buy the Office package. Big ripoff. Not as pretty as the MS stuff but who cares.
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