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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, August 20, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 11:49 am

We just did a review on iSpring Free 3.5 on Indezine.com.

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

Product iSpring Free 3.5
Evaluation Date August 21st 2008

Feature Score Maximum
Bullets and Bullet Levels 5

5

Animated Bullets 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 5

5
Clip Art, Animated and Rotated 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines without transparency 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with transparency 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with entry animations 5

5

Overlapping text boxes with transparency

5

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of shapes, arrows and text boxes 5

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of slide objects – alignment 5

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

3

5
Narration 3

5

Other Scores Score Maximum
Interface 7

10
PowerPoint 2007 Support 8

10
Help and Support 6

10
Output 4

10
Price 10

10

Total 130 150
Percentage 86.6
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.

Filed Under: Add-in, Evaluate, Flash, iSpring, PowerPoint, Review, Score

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 3:21 pm

Often users ask about the differences between the free and pro versions of iSpring — and while iSpring Solutions does have extensive documentation on the differences, I thought it will be nice to have that information available on the FlashPPT site.

Nina Lezhnina from iSpring sent me an exhaustive comparison.

Features Free Pro

PowerPoint and operating system compliance

PowerPoint 2000/2002/2003/2007 + +
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista + +

PowerPoint Objects Support

Grouped shapes, texts, images, vector shapes + +
Diagrams, Charts and Graphs + +
3D objects and effects + +
Slide Masters (with animations and hyperlinks) + +
Internal and external hyperlinks + +
Conversion of large (200+ MB) presentations + +
Right-to-Left languages + +

PowerPoint Multimedia
185+ animation effects + +
All slide transition effects + +
Synchronization of animations and sounds + +
Mouse driven animations + +
Repeated animations + +
Embedded Flash files + +
Embedded audio + +
Embedded video files + +

Presentation enhancements with iSpring
One click publishing + +
6 integrated Players +
Size and Scale customization +
Flash movie Preloader +
Full screen playback mode +
Web links manager +
Background audio for entire presentation +
Background audio for separate slide +
Looped playback + +
Flash menu disable +
Flash presentation autostart +
Mouse and keyboard playback control +
References manager +

Flash based player
Integrated Flash based Player + +
Live Preview +
Customizable Player skins +
Presenter info +
Custom interactive logo +
“Banner” creation mode +
Show/Hide Player Buttons, Noteses, Thumbnails, Titles +
Ink annotation tool +

Possible destination
SlideBoom online portal + +
Local folder at My Computer + +
E-mail +
Remote FTP server +

Output formats
Flash file (.SWF) + +
HTML page + +
Executable file (.EXE) +
Archive (.ZIP) +

Flash movie packaging
Solid Flash movie + +
Separate Flash movies with Player +
Standalone Flash movies without Player +

Quality and Compression Control
Smart compression for images +
Preset and custom compression modes +
Video bitrate control +
Audio compression +
Smoothing of raster images +
Frame rate control +

There are two more versions of iSpring: Ultra and SDK that add different or expanded abilities — this page on the iSpring site has more info about these abilities.

Filed Under: Flash, iSpring, PowerPoint, SlideBoom

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Friday, August 1, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 5:46 pm

We just did a review on iSpring Pro 3.5 on Indezine.com.

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

Product iSpring Pro 3.5
Evaluation Date August 1st 2008

Feature Score Maximum
Bullets and Bullet Levels 5

5
Animated Bullets 5

5
Pictures (and Picture Rotation) 5
Animated Picture 5

5
Picture with Alpha Channel 5

5
Linked Picture 5

5
Clip Art and Clip Art, Recolored 5

5
Clip Art, Animated and Rotated 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines without transparency 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with transparency 5

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with entry animations 5

5

Overlapping text boxes with transparency

5

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of shapes, arrows and text boxes 5

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of slide objects – alignment 5

5
Text formatting 5

5
Animations and transitions 5

5
Embedded Flash movie 5

5
Linked movie clip 5

5

Background music and transition sounds

3

5
Narration 3

5

Other Scores Score Maximum
Interface 9

10
PowerPoint 2007 Support 8

10
Help and Support 7

10
Output 8

10
Price 7

10

Total 135 150
Percentage 90 100

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.

Filed Under: Add-in, Evaluate, Flash, iSpring, PowerPoint, Review, Score

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 2:24 pm

Last September, we did a review on FlashPoint Professional on Indezine.com.

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

Product FlashPoint Professional 2.81
Evaluation Date September 28th 2007

Feature Score Maximum
Bullets and Bullet Levels 4

5
Animated Bullets 4

5
Pictures (and Picture Rotation) 4

5
Animated Picture 4 5
Picture with Alpha Channel 3

5
Linked Picture 4

5
Clip Art and Clip Art, Recolored 4

5
Clip Art, Animated and Rotated 4

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines without transparency 4

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with transparency 4

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 3

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of slide objects – alignment 4

5
Text formatting 4

5
Animations and transitions 3.5

5
Embedded Flash movie 2.5

5
Linked movie clip 5

5

Background music and transition sounds

5

5
Narration 5 5

Other Scores Score Maximum
Interface 8

10
PowerPoint 2007 Support 6

10
Help and Support 2

10
Output 8

10
Price 7

10

Total 110 150
Percentage 73.3
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.

Filed Under: Add-in, Evaluate, Flash, FlashDemo, FlashPoint, PowerPoint, Review, Score

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 2:16 pm

Last September, we did a review on FlashPoint on Indezine.com.

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

Product FlashPoint 2.81
Evaluation Date September 28th 2007

Feature Score Maximum
Bullets and Bullet Levels 4

5
Animated Bullets 4

5
Pictures (and Picture Rotation) 4

5
Animated Picture 4 5
Picture with Alpha Channel 3

5
Linked Picture 4

5
Clip Art and Clip Art, Recolored 4

5
Clip Art, Animated and Rotated 4

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines without transparency 4

5
Shapes, Fills, and Lines with transparency 4

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 3

5
Geometry and mutual positioning of slide objects – alignment 4

5
Text formatting 4

5
Animations and transitions 3.5

5
Embedded Flash movie 0

5
Linked movie clip 0

5

Background music and transition sounds

5

5
Narration 5 5

Other Scores Score Maximum
Interface 8

10
PowerPoint 2007 Support 6

10
Help and Support 2

10
Output 8

10
Price 9

10

Total 104.5 150
Percentage 69.6
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.

Filed Under: Add-in, Evaluate, Flash, FlashDemo, FlashPoint, PowerPoint, Review, Score

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