How do I get to the Presenter View in PowerPoint?
Each version of PowerPoint is different.  In PowerPoint 2007, there is a Slide Show tab.  On the right side you will see a check box for Presenter View.  For more on Presenter View, including more specific system requirements, click here.

I have to re-size the presentation to fit a different screen size.
Before you change the slides, it is recommended you try to change the throw of the projector itself. If that isn’t possible, try to change the “monitor” resolution of the projector as the computer considers it a second monitor. If that isn’t possible, try to change the resolution of the slideshow itself. Only if those three things don’t work, you can then attempt to change the slides themselves. If this is the only remaining solution, you should take into consideration the font size and how it will affect the ends of a phrase jumping to a new line, especially in slides where more than one character is speaking.  The best way is to create a new Master slide, and apply the new Master slide to all of the existing slides.  Powerpoint is full of ways to do these tasks efficiently, but please call and ask before you spend 8 hours doing what you could do in 15 minutes with some guidance.

What happens to the number system when I cut a slide?
The slideshow is a Powerpoint file, which consists of a number of slides.  Each slide is numbered by Powerpoint, next to the small preview of your slide.  HOWEVER, the cue numbers in your score correspond to the cue numbers in the NOTES field within the Powerpoint presentation.  These do not change when slides are removed.  Powerpoint might tell you that you’re looking at slide 154 of 650, but the Notes field will retain and match the cue number in your score! This system is in place so that any addition of a slide will not affect the cue system. If you are only doing cuts, you can actually maintain the PowerPoint slide number in its current position by right clicking on the slide you want to cut, and selecting “Hide Slide” at the bottom of the dropdown.

I’m ready to send the stuff back.  What now?
Assuming you followed directions, no markings should be in the score, only Post-It Notes. Take out the Post-It Notes (wasn’t that easy?) and simply mail the score back. If you did not follow directions and you made pencil marks in the score, erase all pencil marks carefully and thoroughly, and without damaging the score. A full sized proper eraser, not just the one on the back of that pencil that has been sitting in your drawer for two years, is recommended. Now, remove any binding material (paper clips, etc.) from the score and return it to Chadwick Creative Arts, 6 Nantucket Court, Medford NJ 08055.  Scores returned with pencil marks and/or binding material are charged a $100 damage fee for repair, regardless of how many or how few markings there are. Scores returned beyond re-use (such as scores written into with pen or trashed beyond the ability to be rented to others) will be returned to you and you will be responsible for the purchase price of the score (see your contract for details).

How do I mark cuts?
We recommend Post-It notes for all markings.  Do not mark directly on the score.  Do not use tape or any other adhesive which binds to paper.  Do not write on the cue number stickers.  Do not write in cuts with hard pencil that indents the paper.  Do not remove the existing cue numbering stickers.  Do not do anything that will risk the score being damaged, or you will pay a $100 damage fee or worse.  Do not mark in pen or marker, or you will be charged the full replacement fee listed in your contract.

Here is a photo of a score returned to us for Le Nozze di Figaro.  This organization may not rent from again without first paying a sizable damage deposit, and they are lucky they were not charged the full score replacement fee. Post-It Notes are clean, easy to remove, and easily acquired. There is no reason such ridiculous taped paper, other stickers, and pencil markings should have been made.

I have more questions.
Please contact us using the web site’s Contact Us link or by calling us at 609-975-9766.