Unpacking a Presentation
When you have packed a presentation to your laptop you
then need to unpack
it so that the associated files will be installed on your
laptop, you should be connected to your network while you do this or PowerPoint
will not have access to all the movies, sound files, etc that it may need.
To unpack your presentation, open Windows Explorer (press
your Windows Key
and the letter E together) and navigate your way to the folder
containing the packed presentation on your laptop.
You will see a file called pngsetup in this folder.
To unpack your presentation, make sure you are connected to your network and double-click on the pngsetup file to run it. Click in the Destination Folder box and enter a folder where you want to extract the presentation to, make sure this is on the C:\ drive. You cannot use a folder name longer than 8 letters.
If you do not already have a folder with this name
on your laptop you will be asked if you want to create it, click OK.
PowerPoint will now extract your presentation, be patient
and wait for it to finish as it may take a while. Make sure you are connected to the network while the
unpacking takes place.
When PowerPoint has finished unpacking your presentation
you will be asked if you want to run it straight away.
If you click No, you will be able to navigate to the folder you
unpacked the presentation to using Windows Explorer and double-click the file to
run it from there.
Here is the unpacked presentation folder, we can run the presentation by double-clicking on the file called computer. Notice all the associated sound and movie files that have been copied to this folder, we would have had difficulty putting the whole presentation into a single folder like this if we had not had Pack and Go to help us!
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