Indezine Logo

  This is the print version of this page. All content is copyright Indezine.com 2000-2018.



PowerShrink 2007

Read the Indezine review of PowerShrink 2007.


Author:

Product/Version: PowerPoint






Introduction
New Features
Download and Installation
Using PowerShrink 2007
Pricing and Support
Conclusion


Introduction

We have reviewed PowerShrink in the past -- so in this review, we will look at the new features that PowerShrink 2007 (aka PowerShrink 3) offers along with a brief walkthrough.

PowerShrink 2007 is a PowerPoint compression product from TopByteLabs Computing, a software company based in Germany. You can learn more about their products from their site.

My contact at TopByteLabs Computing for this review was Bronwyn Lane - thank you, Bronwyn.

Back

New Features

PowerShrink 2007 provides plenty of new features:

  • Fully compatible application for Windows Vista.
  • Supports Word 2007 and Excel 2007 in addition to PowerPoint.
  • PowerShrink can extract all images from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with just one click
Back

Download and Installation

Download the installer, run the setup routine and follow the instructions. You'll end up with a PowerShrink program group in your Windows Start menu (see Figure 1 below).

PowerShrink Start menu Group
Figure 1: PowerShrink Start menu Group

You'll be prompted to enter your license key details or continue in trial mode.

You can download a 10 use trial version of the product from the PowerShrink website.

Back

Using PowerShrink 2007

Follow these steps to use PowerShrink 2007:

  1. Go to your Windows Start menu and choose All Programs | PowerShrink | PowerShrink (see Figure 1 above).
  2. This opens PowerShrink 2007 interface as shown in Figure 2.
  3. PowerShrink 2007 Interface
    Figure 2: PowerShrink 2007 Interface
  4. Click on the Open button as shown in Figure 2 above. This opens a dialog box from where you can select the files which needs to be optimize such as PowerPoint 2007 and earlier versions (.ppt) (.pptx), Word 2007 (.docx), and Excel 2007 (.xlsx).
  5. Note: Multiple number of files can be selected.
  6. The selected file can be seen in the list of File to Optimize with the original file size as shown in Figure 3.
  7. Files to Optimize
    Figure 3: Files to Optimize
  8. Here you can select the place to save the optimized file.
  9. Once done click the Shrink button (see Figure 3 above). This will start the process of optimizing the file as shown in Figure 4.
  10. Optimizing file
    Figure 4: Optimizing file
  11. This might take some time depending upon the number of files selected for optimizing.
  12. Finally, the window opens which shows the old size and the new size after optimizing the file, and the reduction percentage.
  13. Optimized file
    Figure 5: Optimized file
  14. The optimized file is saved with a prefix of PowerShrink, it does not overwrite the original file.
Back

Pricing and Support

PowerShrink 2007 costs US$39.97 for single user licence, multiple user licences are also available.

Support options include an online FAQ and email support.

Back

Conclusion

PowerShrink is a very useful application since it brings down file sizes considerably -- now that it also supports Office 2007 file formats, it can only be more useful. Do remember though that it doesn't work with pre-Office 2007 versions of Word and Excel although older versions of PowerPoint are supported.

And I love the option that lets you extract all images from Microsoft Office files with one click.

Back

See Also: Conversation with Bronwyn Lane


You May Also Like: rChart | MeetingPlace iCreate - Page 2

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at PowerShrink 2007.


Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Advertise | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2018, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.

since November 02, 2000