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September 11, 2005 3:16:04 PM

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I need some help. in order to use powershow for my powerpoint presentaions,
they said my labtop would need 2 imputs or outputs, whatever you call it.
Someone suggested i get a splitter to attach to my computer. I am wondering
if someone could give me a price estimate in canadian dollars on how much
that would cost me.

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Anonymous
September 11, 2005 5:24:10 PM

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Anthony wrote:
> I need some help. in order to use powershow for my powerpoint
> presentaions, they said my labtop would need 2 imputs or outputs,
> whatever you call it. Someone suggested i get a splitter to attach to
> my computer. I am wondering if someone could give me a price estimate
> in canadian dollars on how much that would cost me.

Not knowing exactly what you need - no. You would need to get those who
told you that you needed something to explain it to you.

I know that for most laptops, you can display on the local LCD and hook an
external monitor/projector to the video output of the laptop to also display
it there - no special hardware needed (to buy). Look at the manual for your
laptop on connecting it to an external video device (monitor, projector,
television, etc.)

As for any input ports you would need - not sure - unless the "remote" for
the projector needs to be installed on your computer...?

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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 12:10:17 AM

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To use a projector on WinXP Laptop:

1. Plug the VGA cable of the projector into the corresponding plug on the
back of the laptop
2. Turn on the projector
3. Turn on the computer

[The projector should now show what the laptop screen shows. When it
finishes the WinXP loading screen, the projector will appear to have lost
connection]

4. Right-click desktop and go properties (or use control panel>>display)
5. Click settings tab
6. You should now have a little picture thingy with rectangles 1 & 2 which
represents the monitors attached to the laptop (yes, WinXP laptops consider
projectors as a second monitor)
7. Click the no. 2 rectangle
8. Check the checkbox that says extend my windows desktop yada yada...
9. Click the advanced tab
10. Peruse this section for something to do with 'cloning' your display

If you can not find the cloning thing, then once you apply and click ok the
projector will come alive, however it will not show ur icons, as the laptop
thinks that your projector is another monitor on the right-hand side of ur
laptop monitor. Move your mouse to the very right of ur laptop screen and
watch as it appears on your projection. Leaving it set like this means that
to show something on the projector, you need to drag windows onto the other
screen (when in restore, not maximized). To use a powerpoint presentation on
this configuration, go into the Slide Show menu and go to Set up Show and
find the section that says Display slide show on: and change this to
secondary monitor (you can experiment with presenter view if u like).

If you don't appove of XP thinking there are two monitors, you can ignore
the part where you click the extend my windows desktop yada yada... bit and
click the 2nd rectangle and click Make this my primary monitor (or something
like that). Now ur laptop screen will turn off and your entire computer will
be run using the projector

Lol, wasn't that a lot to read, i HOPE this helped you, you CAN buy a
splitter if you want to, but i don't live in canada and therefore don't know
ur prices

If you need me just reply to this post and i'll help you further

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"Anthony" <Anthony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I need some help. in order to use powershow for my powerpoint presentaions,
> they said my labtop would need 2 imputs or outputs, whatever you call it.
> Someone suggested i get a splitter to attach to my computer. I am
> wondering
> if someone could give me a price estimate in canadian dollars on how much
> that would cost me.
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