Distributing PPT with Videos and Audio


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Wheelercom

Version: v.X Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Processor: Power PC Hello. I'm new to PPT and have a question about distributing a PPT Presentation with embedded video and audio clips. Is there a way to make these media files an embedded part of the presentation without "making a movie?" The ability to start and stop while viewing each page will still be required. If not, then it would seem that the linked video and audio files must be on each computer that the PPT is being viewed on, correct? If so, is it possible to send the entire presentation as a package, say on DVD, and have the video and audio link to the presentation and play directly from the dvd as .mov and .aif files? Or .... insert your other suggestion here !!! Thanks for the help!

Bob
 
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Jim Gordon Mac MVP

Version: v.X Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Processor: Power PC
Hello. I'm new to PPT and have a question about distributing a PPT
Presentation with embedded video and audio clips. Is there a way to make
these media files an embedded part of the presentation without "making a
movie?" The ability to start and stop while viewing each page will still
be required. If not, then it would seem that the linked video and audio
files must be on each computer that the PPT is being viewed on, correct?
If so, is it possible to send the entire presentation as a package, say
on DVD, and have the video and audio link to the presentation and play
directly from the dvd as .mov and .aif files? Or .... insert your other
suggestion here !!! Thanks for the help!

Bob

Yes, use the File menu and choose Save As and in the Format pop-up
choose PowerPoint Package.

This creates a folder containing the presentation along with copies of
your media files, all properly linked. Bring the entire folder with you
when you move it to other media, such as CD or flash drive.

-Jim
 
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W

Wheelercom

Yes, use the File menu and choose Save As and in the Format pop-up
> choose PowerPoint Package.
>
> This creates a folder containing the presentation along with copies of
> your media files, all properly linked. Bring the entire folder with you
> when you move it to other media, such as CD or flash drive.
>
> -Jim
>
> --
> Jim Gordon
> Mac MVP
> Co-author of Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies
> http://tinyurl.com/Office-2008-for-Dummies
>

Thanks very much for the reply, Jim. I'm still having an issue getting the presentation to load and play properly on other computers. As instructed, the PPT and all audio and video files are in a single folder. Files were linked to the PPT from that folder. The folder was then burned to a DVD. When I try to open the PPT from the DVD on another computer, it begins to open but then the blue progress bar freezes and just sits. I have to force quit out. Interesting that when I just send the folder to the same computer using our network, PPT opens and plays the presentation fine. Has to be something to do with the DVD. Unfortunately, DVD or CD is integral to our distribution plan. Any suggestions? Thanks again.

Bob
 

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