PowerPoint and Presenting Blog: July 2006
Thoughts and impressions of whatever is happening in the world of PowerPoint.
Documents To Go , the office suite software, is now available for UIQ 3 phones such as the Sony Ericsson M600i, P990i and W950i. Documents To Go enables the viewing and editing of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on your phone. The software costs $49.99, but current Documents To Go users on UIQ 2 devices can upgrade to Documents To Go for UIQ 3 free of charge.
More on the All About Symbian site...
Categories: microsoft_office, powerpoint, pda
So what if you look at a product that provides the option to share your PowerPoints securely -- and then what if that product adds Flash and PDF output as well to the feature list? You'll end up with something that provides value to almost anyone -- that's exactly what Rhapzode, the product we are reviewing does.
Read the full review...
Categories: add-in, powerpoint
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced its support for an open-source project to create a translator plug-in for its Office applications that, eventually, will enable Word, Excel and PowerPoint users to read and write word processor, spreadsheet and presentation files saved in the rival OpenDocument for Office Applications format. The key word here is "eventually."
Jason Brooks discusses more on the eWeek site...
Categories: odf, powerpoint, microsoft_office
Colin McBride is from in-shop, a UK based company that creates Flash Toolbar, a Flash related add-in for PowerPoint. Colin says he has a passion for doing things right, and he always thinks of the words spoken by JFK "we chose to go because it is difficult".
When asked for a photo for this conversation, Colin sent an image of his trip to Tibet rather than a conventional head shot -- as he said, this sums him more.
Colin in Tibet
Geetesh: Tell us more about in-shop and your custom PowerPoint solutions.
Colin: The in-shop has been set up to create user friendly software which is both professionally developed and reasonably priced. We have begun with a range of software add-ins for Microsoft PowerPoint. Later, we plan to extend this range to include other software utilities. We have used our experience working with some of the world's leading companies, our typical corporate client has anywhere between 25,000 to 150,000 employees spread across the globe, from this work we have developed rigorously tested, secure and user friendly software solutions. This makes our software the ideal choice for both individuals and corporations.
The Flash Toolbar is a good example of this, it has always been time consuming and difficult to do simple things with a Flash movie in PowerPoint, e.g. insert a Flash movie, change the play setting, change the background color of Flash movies etc. But why? We felt that it just does not need to be this difficult so we decided to create an easy-to-use solution directly within the PowerPoint program
Geetesh: Tell us more about Flash Toolbar -- particularly the export static slides feature. How did that come about and how can it help.
Colin: The Flash Toolbar is a professionally produced tool that allows you to work more easily with Flash movies within PowerPoint presentations. It has been designed both for individual use and/or corporate use, once installed it displays a toolbar with a range of easy-to-use tools, and with a single click you can insert a Flash movie or change its setting. In addition, it automatically fixes the problems commonly know as "flashback", which is when Flash movies do not automatically rewind.
A key tool for many users, especially business users is the 'Create Static Image Slide Tool'. Many sales and business presentations use Flash movies to show their products and services within a PowerPoint presentation, this gives a real wow factor. However, without our solution when using Flash movies in PowerPoint they are left with the problem of not being able to print the scenes or stills from the Flash movie, or, they cannot e-mail the presentation (this can be for a range of reasons, e.g. size, email server security, they don't know if their client uses Flash etc.)
The 'Create Static Image Slide Tool' on the Flash Tool resolves these problems/issues by making it simple for the user to change Flash movies used in PowerPoint into a series of static images. Our tool creates a range of new slides, where each slides is a duplicate of the original slide, and the Flash movie is replaced with a still or frame from the Flash movie which are JPEG images.
So for example; if you have a PowerPoint presentation which uses a Flash movie to show 'The six steps of a new wonder product', our tool allows you to select the Flash movie and with a single click create six new slides, each showing a scene or still from the Flash movie.
You can learn more about Flash Toolbar in Indezine's full review of the product...
Categories: powerpoint_flash, powerpoint, add-in, interviews
There are many advantages in converting a PowerPoint presentation into a Flash SWF movie since they tend to be smaller in size, cannot be edited, and can easily be viewed in almost any operating system or computer these days. And with dozens of PowerPoint-Flash converting applications available, it's easy to be spoilt for choices.
And with so many choices, every such application has to either do things better than others or add more capabilities. WildPresenter, the product we are reviewing tries to do both -- and in this review, we will explore if it succeeds or not.
Read the full review...
Categories: wildpresenter, powerpoint, powerpoint_to_flash
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