Indezine News - PowerPoint and Flash

by Geetesh Bajaj, December 2nd 2008

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This is a special issue of Indezine News that will discuss only PowerPoint and Flash in PowerPoint. We'll cover both conversion of PowerPoint to Flash, and inserting Flash SWFs in PowerPoint.

Many subscribers have often asked for special issues of this type -- if there's a topic you want to suggest for a special issue, do send feedback. We also did a similar issue on Motion Path animations last month.

PowerPoint and Flash

Remember, we also have a separate site called FlashPPT that provides updated content on using PowerPoint and Flash together.

Colby DevittBenefits of Converting PowerPoint to Flash -- Colby Devitt of Wildform why you should convert your PowerPoint presentations to Flash.

Read here...

See this movie tutorial on using Wilform Flair to convert PowerPoint to Flash

Wildform is also offering 50% off the Flair Deluxe Bundle, which is everything you need to create Flash movies from your PowerPoint presentations (including controlling each invidual aspect of the PowerPoint to Flash conversion!). This offer is valid until December 12th 2008.

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Here's a listing of PowerPoint-Flash articles, reviews and tutorials:

PowerPoint and the Flash ActiveX Control discusses the PowerPoint-Flash connection and the Shockwave Flash ActiveX control.

Inserting Flash Content in PowerPoint Manually shows you how you would manually insert Flash content in PowerPoint

PowerPoint and Flash - Working Together provides links to tools and tutorials that help insert Flash content into PowerPoint..

Tools that Insert Flash in PowerPoint discusses tools that automatically insert Flash content within PowerPoint.

Geetesh BajajGeetesh Bajaj teaches you more about PowerPoint to Flash -- choose a tutorial page below:

Flash Index is a listing of Flash resources.

Patrice-Anne Rutledge

Fullscreen Flash explains how you could output Flash content that plays fullscreen.

Giving PowerPoint Pizzazz with Macromedia Flash - Patrice-Anne Rutledge finds that there are many reasons you might want to use Flash movies in your PowerPoint presentation, most notably to take advantage of Flash's interactive vector animations and small file size. Read here

Flash Output Programs

These programs, reviewed on this site create output in the Flash SWF format:

See Also: PowerPlugs: PowerPoint for Flash Suite

PowerPoint to Flash Converter Products

These are reviews of online rich media products on this site:

Wildform Flair provides everything you need to create Flash movies from your PowerPoint presentations, including controlling each invidual aspect of the PowerPoint to Flash conversion.

Articulate Presenter does a great job of converting PowerPoint to Flash - see their site here...

Updated reviews of Articulate Presenter 5 and Articulate Presenter '09 can be found on this site.

TechSmith Camtasia can video capture your presentations as they play and save them as Flash movies -- it can include your live narrations, and even a picture-in-picture webcam output.

FlashPoint and FlashPoint Professional allow you to convert your PowerPoint presentations to Flash.

iSpring Free converts PowerPoint to Flash, and helps to publish Flash files on web -- and iSpring Pro version has much more features -- see their site here...


See Also: Companion Flash Programs for PowerPoint: A Listing

New Templates on Indezine

Mandala, Star of David, and Conservation  

powerpoint 2007 makeover kitPowerPoint 2007 Tip

As a rule of thumb, direct phrases on the slide don’t end with a period but sentence do. Alternatively, leave ending punctuation off bulleted text altogether, whether it’s a phrase or a sentence – the punctuation needlessly clutters the slide. However, be consistent with whichever approach you prefer.

This tip is from my new book, PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit which I co-authored with Echo Swinford -- check the book now!

And here are some excerpts...

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