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Can I put one on the web?
princess

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Msg#: 4236 posted 6:08 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a client who wants to put a 32 slide powerpoint presentation on the web within a website that I'm designing for her. I know you can put a word document on a site (referencing blank.doc). Is there something similar to do with PowerPoint? It's a slideshow, so it has to automatically run through the show. (as opposed to only showing one page, then clicking to see the second, etc.)

 

korkus2000

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Msg#: 4236 posted 7:22 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)
If you are talking about just linking to the ppt, then yes no problem. Just link like normal:
http://www.yoursitename.com/powerpointpresentation.ppt

If they have power point installed it runs directly in IE. This doesn't work for opera, netscape and other non-IE browsers. It will only download it to view locally. Power point does have a save for the web. It will save as a minisite that will run in browsers using HTML. <shudder>The code is horrendous though</shudder>. It is some of the worst code I have seen, but it will work.

hutcheson

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Msg#: 4236 posted 7:49 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is one of those "Sure, you can post your 3d-models in proprietary grey-code format of Quantum Physics papers translated into Sumerian cuneiform cylinder seals" questions. But the only correct answer is "Why ever?"

The web is not a captive audience of sleepy employees. One click, one too many mind-numbing cutesy pixel-fading transitions, and they're off to the next company in the search results.

Just don't. HTML isn't any harder -- is much easier -- to create than Powerpoint, and you give the surfers the control they've come to expect. They, in turn, give you the most concentrated attention they can, on the details that matter most to them. Or they'll go to someone who WILL let them focus on the matters that they're detailed to research.

malckam

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Msg#: 4236 posted 9:38 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

Korkus
<shudder> as bad as that which is generated by an HTML save in a usoft publisher web conversion?</shudder>

korkus2000

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Msg#: 4236 posted 9:57 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would put powerpoint web code up against any save for the web. If you think word or frontpage is bad you need to see this stuff. They don't hold a candle to powerpoint.

rogerd

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Msg#: 4236 posted 10:45 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've done Powerpoint HTML conversions, and they work. As others have noted, though, the resulting files make MS Word and Excel look like paragons of minimalist coding. I'd recommend the Powerpoint HTML only if you need to get something up in a big hurry and you aren't expecting much traffic.

princess

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Msg#: 4236 posted 11:51 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

>This is one of those "Sure, you can post your 3d-models in proprietary grey-code format of Quantum Physics papers translated into Sumerian cuneiform cylinder seals" questions. But the only correct answer is "Why ever?"

>The web is not a captive audience of sleepy employees. One click, one too many mind-numbing cutesy pixel-fading transitions, and they're off to the next company in the search results.

The problem is that my client is a doctor. It's medical oriented, complicated wierd "charty-graphy" stuff. The site is purely informational. I'm assuming it's one that will be geared toward her colleagues.

I would just code it all, but it's scary stuff! So, just to put the file online (like a word document) is probably the best option.

korkus2000: is there any other way to make this cross-browser compatible? Is there a way to save it as a pdf? Or something of that nature? I don't think the automatic slideshow is terribly important. (Without saving the presentation for the web? That's my last, final, have absolutely no other options option)

BTW, the other side to this is that she wants to be able to do her own maintenance. (do you guys get clients wanting to do their own maintenance a lot? This is the second client this year who wants to do her own maintenance. I've lowered my maintenance fees and everything...the problem arises when these people tell me they don't know anything about html, so can I make the site in Frontpage (no!). "Well, can you make a nice interface for me to use? It can't be that hard." (Yeah, right!) Gr. I'm so frustrated with this.)

mivox

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Msg#: 4236 posted 11:54 pm on Jan 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

If you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, I know MS Word will allow you to "print" a page to PDF... might work in PowerPoint also.

Purple Martin

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Msg#: 4236 posted 5:04 am on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

BTW, the other side to this is that she wants to be able to do her own maintenance. (do you guys get clients wanting to do their own maintenance a lot? This is the second client this year who wants to do her own maintenance. I've lowered my maintenance fees and everything...the problem arises when these people tell me they don't know anything about html, so can I make the site in Frontpage (no!). "Well, can you make a nice interface for me to use? It can't be that hard." (Yeah, right!) Gr. I'm so frustrated with this.)

Macromedia recently released a product called Contribute that could help with clients like that. Have a look at their website for info.

madcat

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Msg#: 4236 posted 6:25 am on Jan 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

"Why ever?"

Somebody in the company I work for gave a speech at a large convention. He presented his presentation in Powerpoint. We stuck it up on the Web in case someone missed it or wanted to see it. Worked nicely, just pop a link to it in there and ya done. That's one reason to use it.

Macromedia recently released a product called Contribute

For sure. Contribute is a great tool, seems perfect for your situation. You would be amazed at how easy it is for anyone to work with, it's on the same level as Word.

princess

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Msg#: 4236 posted 4:40 pm on Feb 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

Contribute sounds great...except that I use a Mac.

Is there something comperable for the Mac?

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