If you had been to a lecture, conference or some kind of presentation and you wanted to find and access the PowerPoint slides, the most natural thing to do is to search online.
But where do you go? How do you search for it? Are there special tools or tricks you can use to find the right presentation?
The answer is yes.
Below is a short video on how you can search and find PowerPoint presentations online (if submitted online by the presenters).
What’s up everyone? I am Ahmed Khalifa and today I’m going to be showing you how to search and find PowerPoint presentations online, and I’m going to be showing you five different ways that you can do that.
You might be asking: “Why would you want to do that? Why would you want to find a PowerPoint presentation?”
Maybe because you have been to a conference or a lecture of some kind or saw a presentation which you are interested in and you want to check if it’s been published online so you can access it.
Or maybe you have been to a university lecture or maybe a medical conference, maybe that’s a good way to find out whether they have published the conference or not.
I’m going to be showing you five different ways that you can do it so let’s head over to the screen and get on to it.
One of the first ways of doing it is to use PPT Search Engine. All you have to do is just type pptsearchengine.net. All fairly simple.
All you’ve got to do is just type in what you’re looking for here and as you can see, I’ve tested it.
For example you wanna search for an economy based presentation online. You can see it brought up here and if you click on one of them, it would open up that conference and you have it right there. And just have a look through as well.
And obviously you can be a bit clever with it by making it more specific because obviously economy is a bit broad but you get the idea. That’s number one.
Number two is obviously go straight to Google and there are a number of different ways you can do this. So one way obviously is to look on SlideShare. It’s a popular place for anyone to publish their presentation online – it’s owned by LinkedIn.
So if you want to look specifically on SlideShare, of course you can go to the website.
But if you search on Google, it might be more specific. So first you go to site:slideshare.net, you’ll have all the slideshare.net pages indexed on Google.
If you want to be a bit more specific, then you can maybe add something a bit extra to that. So let’s just say, for example, you wanna find something about a medical conference.
And you type it in there and you find all or everything related to medical related presentations on SlideShare and obviously if you click on them, you will get the presentation right there.
So we just click on that, for example, and there it goes, you have it right there.
Number three is just go to Google again and just type in there and see what you can find because there’s another way you can get a more advanced search.
So let’s say for example, you’re going to search for something about coffee and you know you’ve been to a coffee related conference and you wanna find out anything related to that, but mainly to find PowerPoint presentations.
Well all you’ve got to do is go to Settings, Advanced Search, and obviously you can get more specific about the type of topic you want to look for.
Exact phrase, you want to include certain words, pick a languages and time and region, but what you want to do is go to this section here.
So file type, any format, scroll down, and there you have it, Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt. Click on that, Advanced Search, and there you go.
It is as simple as that and again, you can get more specific with what you are talking about by typing it in further here as well.
Number four and five are actually related to each other. If you go straight to Google, you can do a specific type of Advanced Search directly on the search bar by just typing in filetype colon .ppt. And that is the file type for PowerPoint. You can type it in there.
Again, you can type in, I don’t know, medical again and there you go. And as you can see, it’s all highlighted here, .ppt. And once again, if you click on it, you will be able to open that PowerPoint presentation on your screen and there you go.
And I mentioned four and five because not only can you use .ppt but you can look further and get more variety of searches.
So if you type in .pptx in there as well, you get different results. And the x is really, it’s like .xml which is about being open source and it’s allowing you to open different types of presentation files on different programs.
So for example, if you have a .pptx using Apple’s version of PowerPoint called Keynote, you’d be able to open it in different places and that’s why you can also put in ‘x’ at the end of the search. So again, .pptx and then again, you have right there and once again it’s all there and you can open it straight on your computer.
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