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September 1991

Slide Presentation Graphics Using a Personal Computer: A Comparative Evaluation of Available Software

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(9):1026-1030. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870210098020

• Most of the available methods for preparing professional slides to be used in oral presentations can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive. Creating high-quality 35-mm slides may require the use of expensive medical illustrators and photographic equipment not available to all physicians. More recently, technology has emerged that permits professional in-office generation of quality slides using commercially available computer graphics software and film recorders. Such a system is simple to establish and maintain when compared with commercial slide production facilities. We will review the hardware requirements of such a system, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of several commercially available software packages. Using a personal computer—based slide-making system, any physician communicating with small or large groups of people can now produce professional-looking slides easily, rapidly, and inexpensively.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:1026-1030)

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