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Author: Johnie

Okay, Many people have asked how they can convert PowerPoint to SWF without purchasing any additional software.

If you don’t have Flash you might need 1 free program called MotionSWF and PowerPoint although you don’t even need PowerPoint as any presentation app that outputs the presentation as a series of .jpg or .png slides will work.

1. Inside PowerPoint Export as a JPG by opening the presentation then hitting File>Save as (Pick JPEG) and when it asks to export every frame say yes. PPT will then create a new folder with each slide as a JPG. Note Flash does not import WMF correctly. The only tool I have found outside of those made by MS, who created the format, that does is WMF Companion. Exporting as a WMF sequence from PPT and then re-importing will seriously mess up your work in many situations (mostly with text). If you did not use any text you may want to export as WMF as they will scale while a raster output tends to pixilate when scaled.

2. Now you have only had to click import and choose Slide1 and then Flash will ask you if you want to import all the Images as a Sequence. All your slides are now in Flash. Alternatively if you own Flash MX you could turn your Image Sequence into an AVI and import it as Video.

3. If you do not own Flash 5/MX and do not have an app that can import a sequence then a very simple piece of freeware can convert any Image Sequence into a SWF called Motion SWF is available http://ra.sakura.ne.jp/~taos/moswf/ You will need a SWF Authoring tool that either supports AS (KM, 3DFA, LM2) or Tell Target (SWiSH) to stop and start each frame in your animation if desirable. Likewise if your app will import SWF then you could just import the SWF.

4. In order to use Motion SWF open it and drag the created slide folder into the application. Click the movie button and you can set the frame speed. If you set Frames to 1 your presentation will play at 1 FPS, which is suitable for many slideshows.

Okay, Now if you want your PPT Text effects preserved this will not work. There are PPT to SWF converters that will convert this.

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Added: 2002-08-14
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This qusetion has been asked so many times I got tired of answering it. Now that you all know how to do this you can stop asking the same question over and over again.
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