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Shamansdance
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« on: July 07, 2008, 12:25:55 PM »

Hi,

I am creating a PowerPoint Presentation that I plan to save as a webpage and include in my website. I use Frontpage and do not know html though I can figure out a lot of stuff if I know the steps. It's the first time that I convert PowerPoint to webpage and I am following some instructions from an article, so there are a lot of details not mentioned. If any of you knows how to do this, I will appreciate your assistance. The way I understand it is this:

1. I save the PP presentation as a webpage (.htm).
2. I import it into my Frontpage files, making sure that the folder is included inside the web.
3. I upload it.

Now, I haven't tried this yet, but I've had problems uploading MP3 files to the server. It simply shocks. This are not particularly large files, as audio goes, and I have sometimes to fiddle for a long while to get them compressed. So I am a little hesitant to upload an entire PP, which includes audio, graphics, animations and transitions.

Since I don't know flash and don't have any other fancy alternatives yet, PP is the best I can do to create my virtual tour. Therefore if you have any recommendations about how to make sure that I upload this correctly, please let me know as soon as possible.

I am using Frontpage 2002.

Thank you,

MM
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Vitalian
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 08:38:37 PM »

Hmm, whatever article you're referencing seems to pretty much say what you need to do. I'm surprised PP doesn't allow you to export a Flash .swf file. (Or is that what it did?) But it would be basically the same process anyways. Everything should be included in the files that PP generates, so as you said, make sure it's in one of the folders that holds your website.

I have no idea why you have problems uploading an MP3 file. Could you give a bit more detail so that maybe we could resolve this? Some info that would help:

1. The name of the program you're using to upload (are you using another FTP program or the file transfer service built into FrontPage)
2. The type of hosting plan you're uploading to
3. The name of the MP3 file
4. The text of any errors that appear when you try to upload the file, or a more detailed explanation of the problem

As a matter of note, I'm not sure how many of the transitions and animations transfer into the HTML version of the presentation. If it is a Flash file however, ignore that comment.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 04:42:43 AM »

Hello,

I have never tried to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a web page but I suspect it won't work very well, and may not work at all on non-Microsoft browsers. I believe your best bet is to Google to try to find a PowerPoint to Flash converter.

Another alternative is to simply upload the PowerPoint file itself and link to it. The presentation will play if the user has either PowerPoint installed on their computer or the free PowerPoint viewer, which they may download from Microsoft.

A third alternative is to prepare screen captures of the PP slides and present the images sequentially similar to a photo gallery.
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All the best, Rick E

Search the Microsoft KB for error messages:
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&spid=919&adv=1

Microsoft groups have additional FrontPage assistance:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities
bryantrv
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 07:20:40 AM »

A quick Google for "powerpoint to flash" gives a lot of hits, with many free converters. I would go that way, as I believe a powerpoint webpage will require plugins to run on the browser (I know Firefox on Linux will open them with an OpenOffice plugin).
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2010, 12:07:24 AM »

A great product I use is Ppt 2 Flash SDK
SDK is a high performance solution providing web sites and online
applications with automatic PowerPoint to Flash conversion facilities.
You can find it at www.ppt2flashsdk.com/
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 07:39:09 AM »

I bought Ppt 2 Flash SDK, but they did not give any support! They just keep promising, but 4 months and nothing!!!
Recently I found out that they stole the SDK from www.ppt2swfsdk.com
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 02:04:09 AM »

Do you want total control over every aspect of your PowerPoint presentations on the web?
PowerPoint to Html is the easiest and fastest way to batch convert your PPT, PPTX, PPTM format file to Html file....
you can know more from PowerPoint Converter, maybe it can help you more.
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 06:07:04 AM »

I think alternative is to simply upload the PowerPoint file itself and link to it. The presentation will play if the user has either PowerPoint installed on their computer or the free PowerPoint viewer, which they may download from Microsoft.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 06:21:47 AM »

If your data file (e.g., *.ppt) requires a third-party viewer, (e.g., PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, etc.), it is nice to provide a link to a free viewer. Your visitors won't like it if they have to go searching themselves for a viewer. A viewer from a "name brand" site (microsoft.com, adobe.com, etc.) will be trusted for installation more than one from "Joe's free software library". Do not provide the viewer yourself (served from your site), unless its license specifically permits you to do that.

Converting a PowerPoint presentation to Flash or HTML5 is theoretically possible (and may be your only choice if there are no free viewers), but the resulting presentation's quality may not be good. If you find a converter, there's no harm in trying it (especially if it's free), but be sure to thoroughly exercise the entire presentation to make sure it's OK, before putting it on your site. Don't glance at a page or two and say "looks good".
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