Vic Ferri creates EXE files from PowerPoint presentations.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
I first heard about Vic Ferri's PowerPoint to EXE conversion service on a Yahoo Groups forum. Intrigued by the concept, Ivisited his
site but never got around contacting him. There have always been questions on Microsoft's PowerPoint newsgroups that ask about EXE
conversion of PowerPoint presentations - something Microsoft has chosen to ignore probably since EXEs from PowerPoint could start a new
bunch of computer viruses.
With 30 million PowerPoint presentations being created each day, the fear of PowerPoint presentations-turned-EXEs propagating viruses is very real indeed and Microsoft's non-introduction of this feature can be considered a good move.
Fast forward two years and I was communicating with Vic about his concept - and it seemed good enough for an Indezine story...
Here are Vic's thoughts in his own words:
This is a custom programming service and to date, as far as I know, there is no software that can create a standalone EXE like this from a PowerPoint presentation. Each job is custom compiled and different methods are used depending on the needs of the customer and effects used. Some of the clients that we have done EXEs for are Plastro International, American Association of Professional Estimators, Chiropractic Wellness Center, Speciality Title Services, and many others have expressed satisfaction in our EXE conversion.
Security seems to be one of the main attractions to this service since your presentation cannot be edited or copied. The main appeal however is the click and play aspect requiring no user intervention and no need for users to have PowerPoint installed. Though most of the EXEs I do are for business, I also do personal conversions at reduced rates. As well, I do non PowerPoint EXE conversions.
I just ran through the whole presentation and it looks great! Thank you so much for your help with this, and it was a pleasure doing
business with you. We will definitely be in touch for our next project! - when we update the presentation - as well as refer you to anyone
we know who might need similar help!
- Chiropractic Wellness Center, Baltimore, MD.
The program is getting rave reviews but, either everyone is being kind or I just have one very sharp eyed friend! Thanks,
- Concert Presentation for Organist David Higgs, Baton Rouge, LA.
Vic, Looks really nice!!! The auto run works with the sound file and runs the Demo3. I say let's finalize it.
- Speciality Title Services, Chicago, Illinois.
It came up perfectly and ran smoothly. Tried clicking to fast forward through the pictures. It worked and did not cause any problems. All three links worked perfectly. Congratulations on a JOB WELL DONE!!!!
- American Association of Professional Estimators
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