Making Slides on a Mac-based computer

The following procedure describes how to make slides from UpToDate® on a Macintosh computer:

  1. Open a graphic image (such as a picture, table, graph, or histology) by clicking its link in a topic —OR— click on a graphic image from within the Graphics search results thumbnail view and then click Full view.
  2. Press the Command, Shift, and 4 keys simultaneously.
  3. With the mouse button depressed, highlight the desired portion of the image.

    When you release the mouse button, your computer creates a file that contains the highlighted part of the image. The file is named Picture n, where n is a numerical value that corresponds to the number of files that have been created. Depending on your operating system version, the file may be located either on the desktop or at the root level on your hard drive.

  4. Open your presentation program (Microsoft PowerPoint is the program used in these instructions).
  5. Choose the layout for the slide and a slide template or use the default selections.
  6. With the slide displayed on the screen, choose Picture from the Insert menu, then choose From File.
  7. In the dialogue box that prompts you to select and open an image file from your hard drive, select the desired image file and click Insert.

The selected image appears on your slide. You can then drag the corners of the picture to resize the image, if necessary. We recommend that you keep the original size of the image in your presentation, as increasing or decreasing the size may result in a loss of image quality.

Note: When making slides from UpToDate, be sure to include a source reference to UpToDate and its copyright notice.