FlashPPT

FlashPPT is about using animation techniques and Flash together in PowerPoint, and also exporting to rich media formats from PowerPoint.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 12:35 pm

I got this question from one of our readers:

Thank you for a very good tutorial on how to insert Flash into a PowerPoint presentation. I followed your instructions and it worked great on my computer. Now I have to send this presentation to different clients for a review and the problem starts … some can’t see the animation (even though they downloaded Flash Player through IE etc…) I am sending them my PowerPoint presentation file along with SWF files that are inserted in one folder. I instruct to open the presentation through PowerPoint applications but they still cant see what I made. I could not find anywhere on your site that explains how to properly publish your presentation and share with other people. If I cant distribute what I did then all the work was very much useless, all the presentations are given to other people and different conference and they all have different PCs. I would love to know if you can help or guide me in the right direction.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 4:00 pm

This is from Jim Gordon, a Microsoft Office for Mac MVP.

Movies in PowerPoint for Mac are supported by Apple QuickTime. Unfortunately Adobe, the creators of Flash do not make a Flash codec for QuickTime, and no third party app exists that I know of to support Adobe Flash in QuickTime.

This wasn’t always the case. At one time QuickTime had support for early versions of Flash. It’s my impression from Adobe’s site that Adobe didn’t want to provide that support anymore, and stopped providing support to Apple’s QuickTime a few years ago.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:49 pm

We just did a review on PowerFlashPoint 3.4 on Indezine.com.

This review was based on the FlashPPT Evaluate benchmark presentation — here are the individual scores:

Product PowerFlashPoint 3.4
Evaluation Date November 13, 2008
Feature Score Maximum
Bullets and Bullet Levels 4 5
Animated Bullets 4.5 5
Pictures (and Picture Rotation) 5 5
Animated Picture 5 5
Picture with Alpha Channel 5 5
Linked Picture 5 5
Clip Art and Clip Art, Recolored 3.5 5
Clip Art, Animated and Rotated 5 5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines without transparency 3 5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with transparency 3 5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with entry animations 4 5
Overlapping text boxes with transparency 4 5
Geometry and mutual positioning of shapes, arrows and text boxes 5 5
Geometry and mutual positioning of slide objects – alignment 3 5
Text formatting 5 5
Animations and transitions 4 5
Embedded Flash movie 5 5
Linked movie clip 5 5
Background music and transition sounds 0 5
Narration 0 5
Other Scores Score Maximum
Interface 6 10
PowerPoint 2007 Support 8 10
Help and Support 4 10
Output 5 10
Price 3 10
Total 104 150
Percentage 69.3 100

Note: All scores are provided by the Indezine test team, and are the opinion of the individual tester — all results are double-checked and the reviews go through a QC process.

PowerFlashPoint 3.4 -- Review Score

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Monday, November 10, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 2:34 pm

If you have the time, and if you are familiar with Adobe Flash, then there’s this way of doing the PowerPoint to Flash conversion–that’s doing it manually! This approach lets you tweak, change, and edit the content as you deem fit. There’s tons of stuff you can do with any slide object within the Adobe Flash interface, and this is not really a tutorial on how to go into any such advanced stuff. However this tutorial on Indezine.com will get you started!

Learn here.

Convert PowerPoint to Flash Manually

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Friday, October 3, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:34 am

A reader sent me this question:

Is it possible to control the PowerPoint presentation with Flash? The opposite of this works, as can be seen on this link on the Microsoft site (link no longer exists). I would like to make Flash navigation to advance slides and control the PowerPoint animation.

The short answer is that this is not possible!

But there’s a workaround, and a rather long workaround. You can get your PowerPoint content into a product like Wildform Flair, and then add controls to the animations from within the program–and then export this as a Flash SWF movie. Not exactly what you are looking for, but just another option.

Control PowerPoint from Flash

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