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 http://www.pcug.org.au/info/index.php/Using_an_External_Display_or_Projector_with_a_Notebook

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

iOS

TBA

KDE

  1. from start icon select "System Settings"
  2. click on Display & Monitor in Hardware subsection
  3. highlight "Display Configuration" in the left area
  4. two large icons represent internal screen & projector
    • projector on HDMI will be HDMI-0
    • projector on VGA will be VGA-0
  5. click on the Display Resolutions sub-icon (hover mouse to identify)
  6. select 1280 x 800 (or next lower vertical) resolution for Projector
    • resolution on laptop may be set to personal preference
  7. drag the icon for the second screen on top of the other, to duplicate displays

Windows 7

  1. from start button, select "connect to projector", if available
    • otherwise go to Control Panel -> Display -> Settings
  2. set displays to "duplicate"
  3. set resolution to 1280 x 800 (or next lower vertical)

Windows 8.(1)

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

Optimum resolution is

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