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Conference Call Tool to Determine the Current Slide Number During a Slide Deck Presentation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202523D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that offers the participants of a conference call a menu option or key sequence through which the conference system provides the user the current slide number being presented. This allows conference call participants to more easily follow a slide presentation from their local copy.

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Conference Call Tool to Determine the Current Slide Number During a Slide Deck Presentation

Users commonly have a local copy of a slide deck that is being presented by another user over a conference call. Because the user is operating the slide presentation locally, they are not guaranteed to be on the same slide as the presenter. Provided that web conference software is not being used, the only method for the user to determine the current slide is for the presenter to explicitly call out the number of the slide being presented. A method is needed which will assist conference call participant in following a slide presentation from their local copy.

Existing approaches include:
• Providing a system for synchronizing participant copies of presentation data during a collaboration session. A presenter/server controlling the session sends synchronization commands when a change in the state of the presentation data occurs. [1] This related art does describe communicating the current slide of a presentation, but the slide number is communicated between components of the system, not to the end user.

• Techniques for remotely viewing a presentation where a host device executing a presentation application makes a presentation available over a network. [2] This describes transmittal of the current slide number, but this is to client components of the system rather than to the end user.

Disclosed is a system that offers the participants of a conference call a menu option or key sequence through which t...