Part 1 How To Create A Slideshow Presentation

May 9, 2010 · Filed Under Genealogy 


In Part 1 of How To Create A Family History DVD, I look at a few basic tips on just one way to create a slideshow presentation. Once we have completed our slideshow, we can record, add audio and then burn our presentation to create our very own family history DVD.



There are many different ways to create a slideshow that is both informative and entertaining. When you create a slideshow you can include photos, scanned documents such as wedding and birth certificates and screen shots. What types of information you want to include and how far you want to go back is completely up to you.

You can even ask your parents or grandparents to give a talk and record several short audio clips telling their own stories. Later we can add the audio, music and family videos to make our family history DVD. Basically anything and everything.

We used Impress to create a slideshow presentation, which is a free software program similar to Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Unlike PowerPoint, Impress is available for free and is just one part of a powerful office suite which you can download here.

If you just want a family history Ebook and do not wish to create a slideshow, you are probably better of using Writer, but if you want to create both an Ebook and a DVD, we might as well use Impress as we have probably spent more than enough time creating our slideshow already.

Hope you enjoyed this how to create a slideshow video and welcome any comments.



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