Coffee Break - new Slide Show format
Coffee Break Slide Shows have been updated to a new format.
Background and reasons are given below, or:
What is new Format?
All the new slide shows use Microsoft SkyDrive Format. I
have been testing this out on supporting slide shows for Working
Party reports and similar over many months, so to many of you it is
not "new". I now believe the product has matured to the point
where we can adopt it for all new slide shows, and retrospectively
for the set in Coffee Break area.
Advantages of New Format?
Advantages to users include:
- Higher resolution pictures
- User choice of viewing size
- User choice of method of moving through slide show
- opportunity to download copies of any pictures you wish to use
for other purposes
Advantages to me in publishing
- Easier to create a slide show
- Easier to edit a slide show
- The old method I used is no longer available under Windows 7,
so I had to change!
- I get free space on SkyDrive to avoid going over my limits on
my ISP webspace.
Disadvantages of New Format?
- You have to install Microsoft Silverlight to see the slide
shows properly - but this product is now mature so should be easy
and low risk.
- You need to download the higher resolution pictures, but most
people have broadband by now so will not notice the difference
- It's different - but I've provided a basic user guide, the
system is intuitive to use, and we can now evolve to one