Apr 30, 2007

Create SmartArt and Share It!

SmartArt can be said as the coolest improvements in Office 2007, especially in PowerPoint. Yes, it is cool! Any plain text and bulleted items can be converted to vivid diagrams and graphics. Before Office 2007 had been launched, it is difficult for start users to make impact graphics or diagrams without the help of graphic design gurus. Things are different in PowerPoint 2007. Even beginners can easily develop professional look flow charts, hierarchy structure diagrams, and relationship graphics by themselves.

Since processes, concepts, hierarchies, and relationships can be illustrated in text, why we need SmartArt graphics?

SmartArt visualizes concepts and ideas that might not be efficiently explained with plain text. SmartArt can be customized to coordinate with your presentation.PowerPoint 2007 allows you turn the bulleted text from the early version PowerPoint presentations to dynamic graphics by one click.SmartArt graphics may clarify you presentation for better communication and understanding of the content.

Now, please allow me to introduce you some basic knowledge of SmartArt.

There are seven types of SmartArt including, List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, and Pyramid. By names, it won't be hard for you to figure out which type you will need under specific situation. After you applied a SmartArt graphic, you are allowed to change its theme and style by few clicks. PowerPoint 2007 allows you to convert bulleted text to dynamic SmartArt graphics. I built a flash-based tutorial about how to convert bulleted text to SmartArt graphics, you may view it from here.

After you created those professional looking presentations, you may want to put them on your web site to show for your customers. Since PowerPoint presentation does not support web delivering very well, it comes to be the biggest obstacle to improving the accessibility of your presentation. Three solutions, one is provide a download link of the presentation, the other one is outsourcing a flash professional to make a flash-based presentation, and the last choice is convert PowerPoint presentation to Flash movie than upload it to your web site.

It's obvious that the first solution costs less than the other two. But this approach challenges your customers' patience. Many of them would not download and have a look at your presentation unless they are highly interested in your products. Your customers will probably prefer your second solution, because for them, it is time saving and intuitive. For compensation you pay more money on this approach than others. Then, how about the third choice? As for as I know, only two companies have announced that their products support PowerPoint 2007, which are Wondershare PPT2Flash 4.1 and FlashDemo FlashPoint. If you need to make presentations frequently, the third solution must be the best choice. You may download and learn more about them by visiting the links on Resource Box.

Resource Box:
Wondershare PPT2Flash Professional:
Overview: http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash-pro.php?sid=6
Download: http://support.wondershare.com/stat/?action=down&id=10&sid=6
Sample: http://www.sameshow.com/demo/ppt2flash2007_sample.zip

FlashDemo FlashPoint:
Overview: http://www.flashdemo.net
Download: http://www.flashdemo.net/download/flashpoint.exe

Apr 29, 2007

Powerpointvoorstelling naar webpagina of blog

Wondershare PPT2DVD 3.9.2--convert powerpoint to dvd
Wondershare PPT2Flash - PowerPoint to Flash tool

Powerpointvoorstelling naar webpagina of blog

Je kan je powerpointvoorstelling inbouwen in je webpagina of blog als een flashobject. Powerpoint makers die hun mooie of leerrijke voorstellingen willen voorstellen of delen met anderen, zijn alvast geïnteresseerd!

In dit artikel kan je volgende zaken vinden:
- invoegen van powerpoint in je webpagina
- invoegen van powerpoint in je Blog (bv Blogspot, Myspace, Wordpres,…)
- grote powerpoints met e-mail verzenden

Learn More from here http://www.minatica.be/tutorials.php?do=file&id=77


Apr 26, 2007

My Photo slide show—which is the best

My Photo slide show—which is the best

I have made a PowerPoint photo slide show. But this PowerPoint file is too large and I can not place it on my blog. So I am thinking about converting it to some other formats: Html, MPEG or Flash. I’d like to have your comments of these three methods. Tell me which one is the best.
What I want to do?
Embed the PowerPoint slide show to my webpage and Blogs (Insert PowerPoint to blog: BlogSpot, MySpace, wordpress)

I tried using the built-in function “Save as webpage” of PowerPoint. I followed the steps: click “File”—“Save as webpage”---select an output folder--choose Html format—“Save”. At the end I got an html file. I uploaded it to my web space and got this html photo slide show. http://free.ipdz.com/gaochuhan/my-photo-album.htm

It is actually the easiest way to put my photo slide show on the web. But I was disappointed that the slide show can’t play automatically and the transitions and animations all disappeared.

Then I searched in Google and found a tool can convert the PowerPoint slide show to video. I converted my photo slide show to an mpeg video successfully and uploaded it to my web page http://free.ipdz.com/gaochuhan/my-photo-album.mpg . You can try to visit the URL and you may find unable to load the video due to the large file size, what's more, I'm not sure whether my the visitor of my blog has proper video player installed on their machine.
As a Youtube fan, I think it may help me a lot, however the video quality is awful. See it here:

I got a headache in finding a better method. After several hours of google searching, I finally find that Flash has some particular characters may solve my problems:
1, Support animations and transitions just like PowerPoint.
2, With small file size to be easily distribute.
3, Can be embedded to webpage and blog easily.
4,.Compatible with 95% internet browsers

Then I converted the PowerPoint photo slide show to Flash successfully with a PowerPoint to Flash tool.
You may see the result here: http://free.ipdz.com/gaochuhan/my-photo-album.swf
I think it is the best way to deliver my photo slide show. And the effect is fairly nice.

See How I do it

Sample code to insert Flash Slideshow in webpage or blog

I would like to have your comments of this. If someone can point me to a better solution, that will be greatly appreciated.

Apr 7, 2007

Why and How to Convert PowerPoint Files to AVI

Wondershare PPT2DVD 3.9.2--convert powerpoint to dvd
Wondershare PPT2Flash - PowerPoint to Flash tool

About AVI format:

Audio Video Interleave, known by its acronym AVI, is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft in November 1992 as part of its Video for Windows technology. AVI files contain both audio and video data in a standard container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playbacks. Like DVDs, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used

Despite its limitations and the availability of more modern container formats (see Matroska, Ogg and MP4), AVI remains popular among file-sharing communities. This is probably due to its high compatibility with existing video editor, like VirtualDub and player like Windows Media Player

Why to Convert PowerPoint Files to AVI

There are lots of advantages of converting PowerPoint to AVI.

1. Converting PowerPoint files to AVI can make file-sharing and distribution of PowerPoint presentations easier. An AVI video can be played on Windows Media Player, so we can view the PowerPoint presentation without the need of installation of PowerPoint or PowerPoint Viewer.

2. After converting PowerPoint to AVI, it is easier to burn it to DVD using DVD burners. DVD burners don't support burning PowerPoint to DVD, but if we convert the PowerPoint to AVI, we can burn the AVI file to DVD easily.

3. By converting PowerPoint to AVI, we can get high quality video just like PowerPoint Slideshows.

How to Convert PowerPoint Files to AVI

There are mainly two methods to convert PowerPoint to AVI.

1, Use a screen capture tool to record your slideshow as it plays on your screen

2, Use a Professional PowerPoint to video conversion tool to convert PowerPoint to AVI

..:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Lot's of screen capture tools can be found in the software market. You can easily find one by searching Google for Screen capture tool. But this kind of tools always generate a huge file with low quality for PowerPoint file always has lots of animations and transitions that most screen capture tools can not obtain. If you don't care the quality and your PowerPoint file is not complex, this may be the best choice to convert PowerPoint to AVI.

For users who have video clips or Flash embedded in the PowerPoint files, it is highly recommend that he/she use a professional PowerPoint to AVI conversion tool. Just think about what functions should a professional PowerPoint to AVI conversion tool should have. We may pay more concerns on below aspects:

1. We'd like to convert the PowerPoint file to AVI and retail the video clips and flash.

2. We want to insert music or record narration to the PowerPoint movies

3. We'd like to be able to edit the final video movies for more engaging results.

4. We may want to convert the PowerPoint file to other video formats now and then. So the professional PowerPoint to AVI tool should support other popular video formats such as AVI, MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4) WMV, 3GP, FLV and etc.

5. It should be compatible with Office 2007 and Windows Vista. That means this

Tool can be used on more platforms.

Finally, we can't go without excellent customer service. We need reliable customer service to avoid troubles.

Which tool in the market meets the above requirements?

Actually, None!

Professional PowerPoint to AVI tool:

We are developing a tool which covers above functions. Its name is Wondershare PPT TO VIDEO Converter. It will be released before June tenth.

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