Tech Tips

Presentation Software Alternatives

Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint?  Most of us are aware of the nearly perfect fit of the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for art history presentations.  Want to work mobile?  Take a more experimental less linear approach?  Prezi along with four other PowerPoint alternatives are reviewed in this… Continue reading »

OIV Now Compatible with Mac OS 10.8

A new version of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 is now available for download. This version includes all the features of the previous release. Log in to your ARTstor account Click Tools > Download offline presentation tool > and accept the… Continue reading »

ARTstor OIV Not Yet Compatible with Mac 10.8

Please be aware that ARTstor OIV presentation software is not yet compatible with the new Mac operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ARTstor is currently researching the changes required and will update the OIV system requirements page when a new version is available. Dual monitor, wide-screen Mac and PC… Continue reading »

Extend Your ARTstor Remote Access

Remote access to ARTstor is available off-campus using your standard ARTstor log-in for 120 days.  Are you going to be away for longer than four months?  Contact the VRC staff and we can extend your remote access period by 30 days.  And no worries — there’s no need to divulge your… Continue reading »

Elegant PowerPoints?!

Abrupt transitions can be visually jarring during a lecture. A smoother transition respects the aesthetic import of your images. If you use black backgrounds, try applying the Fade Through Black transition at slow or medium speeds in the Animations menu. Continue reading »