PCUG Training Room - Notes for Presenters

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Please do not alter these notes unless you are a PCUG Trainer or Technical Volunteer. The notes are provided as a Quick Start Guide to Presenters, some of whom might be using the projector for the first time

General guidance for using projectors/multiple displays on computers are at

Connection

HDMI

Primary connection is now via HDMI

  • the 3-way HDMI switch defaults to the only powered port
    • normally either Trainer PC or Presenter's device
    • up to 2 Presenter's devices can be attached simultaneously and switched via the button on top of the switch


VGA

The projector also supports VGA

  • the VGA switch used is not automatic
    1. connect a "flying" VGA cable to your computer
    2. ensure that the purple VGA switch is set to the same cable number
      • press button in middle of switch until relevant red LED iights
      • press INPUT button on prjector remote
    3. use up/down arrow keys on remote to select Computer (VGA) at top of menu
    4. press enter to activate and exit menu
      • allow about 15 seconds for projector to switch inputs and your computer to "wake"
      • at end of session, return input to HDMI


USB Drive

The projector supports direct display of Powerpoint presentations from a USB device

  1. plug USB drive to projector's socket on rear
    • correct any resulting misalignment of the projector image on screen
    • do not pull down on projector
    • push up on relevant edge or rotate in horizonal plane
  2. press INPUT button on prjector remote
  3. use up/down arrow keys on remote to select USB on menu
  4. press enter to activate and exit menu
    • allow about 15 seconds for projector to switch inputs
  5. use projector's remote to cycle through slides
  6. at end of session, return input to HDMI


Computer Settings

Windows 8.(1)

  1. press the "windows" plus P keys simultaneously
  2. a selection should pop-up on right of screen
    • select "Dupliate"
  3. click OK to finish

Optimum resolution is

  • 1280 x 800 for widescreen
  • 1024 x 768 for narrow screen laptops