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John Q
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« on: October 12, 2009, 09:18:32 AM »

I'm trying something new and I'm hoping someone can help me. I created a new page and I want to add a Power Point presentation file to it. There will be a link to this new page from the homepage and what I want is for the slideshow to start automatically after the page opens. What I don't want, though, is for this slideshow to take up the entire page. So far I just created a layer but now I can't figure out how to insert the Power Point file. Does anyone have any experience with this? Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way. I've been warned to stay away from layers before.

By the way, I'm not using Frontpage extensions in this site.

Thanks for any and all input
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 09:58:09 AM »

Sounds like you need to find a way to embed the content on the page in a way for the browser to display it.  Regularly, when you click on a power point file it would just download it and view it in your power point presentation program of your choice. 

Check out this post here:

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/01/embed-powerpoint-presentations-using.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009, 09:34:38 AM »

Thanks, that Google docs program didn't look too bad. It doesn't do quite what I need, though. For one thing I can't seem to resize the presentation in the screen. It also warns that the entire presentation and code can be taken by simply using the menu button at the bottom of the google docs screen. I looked at the other options in that link and they seem to do the same thing, where i would upload the presentation to their site and have it accessed through there. I was hoping to find a way to embed it to the page locally.

It looks like another option might be to convert the .pps file to flash, but since I have no experience with this either I have to research this from scratch. I want to keep this as simple as possible but don't want to have to buy any new software.
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 09:41:40 AM »

You would probably need some sort of third party script in-between if you did it locally, since the web browser can't view the .ppt file on it's own.  I'll have a look around, see if I can find anything else what would fit your situation - and as always, I am sure if anybody else here knows of such a think, they'll be happy to share too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2009, 04:41:57 PM »

I'm now trying to do this by converting the .ppt file to a flash video (.swf). I downloaded and used openoffice.org to convert the file but now I'm trying to figure out how to embed the flash video. I tried to simply "insert file" in frontpage but that just gives me a page full of gibberish. Work in progress.

Anyone familiar with flash?
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009, 04:47:13 PM »

I uploaded the .swf file to my file manager through cPanel. The url for that file now works fine. I think I just need to find the code to have the file automatically start inside of a layer in the page now. I think.....
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 04:54:30 PM »

Disregard that previous post. I realized that my problem was I was trying to "insert file" when I should have been using "insert-Picture-Movie in flash format"

Seems to be ok so far. Hopefully it will continue to work after publishing
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 07:08:05 PM »

Awesome John, happy to hear you got a work around working.  Thumbs Up
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 11:18:12 AM »

I think SWF file is better option rather than power point slide
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 07:34:27 PM »

Hi Mitch, thank you for sharing the blog post, this great info.
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