12th International
August 11 - 16th, 2002
Wyndham San Diego at Emerald Plaza
400 West Broadway
San Diego, California 92101
    Audio-Visual Presentation Guidelines

Audio-Visual Presentation Guidelines

It is expected that speakers will present their visual information electronically. In order to prevent interruptions in the flow of each session, and to keep the sessions on schedule, it is not practical for individuals to connect their computers to the projection system. Instead, electronic presentations will be collected ahead of time and stored on a master computer for projection.

I. You may submit your electronic file in one of three ways:
A. Download the file(s) to the Detonation Symposium web site.
B. E-mail or mail the file(s) (CD or Zip disk) to Mr. Jeffrey Chandler, Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-283, Livermore, CA 94551.
chandler3@llnl.gov Our server can handle up to 20 MB (7-bit) files
C. Bring a CD or Zip disk (100MB or 250MB) to the meeting.

II. We must have your presentation in advance to prepare the presentation sets for each session. We are best able to guarantee a successful presentation of your materials if you send your electronic file by August 2nd. If you can't make this deadline, then:
A. If you are presenting a paper on Monday, August 12, you must provide the presentation in advance or provide the CD at the meeting by 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 11.
B. If you are presenting a paper on a later day, you must provide the presentation in advance or provide the CD at the meeting by 9:00 am on the day preceding your presentation (e.g. if you have a talk on Thursday, provide the CD by Wednesday morning at 9:00 am).
C. If you do not provide an advance copy of your presentation in accordance with the above timing, you will have to use printed copies of your slides.
Please note that if we receive your electronic file well before the meeting, we will have more opportunity to identify and correct problems in its proper display.

III. To maximize the chances for successful projection of your electronic file, please follow these guidelines:
1. Electronic files must be in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000/98 format or in Adobe Acrobat format.
2. The file should have the appropriate suffix in the filename; filename.ppt for PowerPoint and filename.pdf for Acrobat.
3. Use only simple characters in the file name, do not use /,\:; etc.
4. Use only standard fonts (e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times, etc.).
5. To increase the cross-platform compatibility of PowerPoint files, it is suggested that pictures not be pasted in from the clipboard (e.g. copy from another application and paste into PowerPoint). Instead, insert each picture into the PowerPoint file using the "Insert>Picture>From File" menu command.
6. Pictures in JPEG format are most likely to project properly and minimize file size.
7. Be sure to provide any movie files along with the main presentation file. Please give the movie file a descriptive name. We will not be able to support VHS tapes but can project DVD format.
8. Movies saved in MPEG or AVI format may be more likely to project properly.
9. If you have movies embedded in your file, please tell us which slide(s) have movies, so we can test them all to see that they play properly.

IV. All authors should bring a printed backup of their electronic presentations. The digital overhead projector works better with paper printouts than with view foils.

V. Questions regarding AV presentation can be directed to Jeffrey Chandler at the address above.

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