Convert PowerPoint Shows to Flash

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After reading Brad Andersohn's blog today on Making A Point - The Power Point Way! , I thought I would pass this neat product on.

PowerPoint to Flash - Dreamingsoft

It's a $49 product, but if you're looking for an easy to use method to convert Microsoft Powerpoint Files to 'Flash' files, I must admit this is pretty nice.  Keep in mind this tool is not for the technically challenged.  This product will convert the file into a .SWF file.  It must then be manually integrated into your website and HTML knowledge is somewhat of a necessity.  But, if you are into to this type of thing, you can probably find some good use. 

One such good use would be to blend your our entire listing presentation right into your own website!  Here's my website example! 

Or hey...why not your blog in ACTIVE RAIN??

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Rainmaker
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Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+
Someday when I grow up I am hoping to not be technically challenged anymore!!!  I like what you are saying but it is beyond me, however I am learning something new every day...That is basically my generation.
Mar 13, 2008 10:14 PM #1
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Jan DeGiorgio
CENTURY 21 Southern Idaho Realty - Mountain Home, ID
Mountain Home Idaho Real Estate

Nick, you obviously put a lot of work into that presentation - well done!  There's some noticeable loss of resolution in both the text and images - is that anything that can be adjusted?

Thanks for the great tip.

Mar 14, 2008 02:26 AM #2
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Nick Ruta
Whitehall, PA

Sara - Don't you worry! The simple fact that you are on Active Rain participating puts you MILES ahead of the majority of your industry co-workers.  It also shows that you're willing to embrace these new fandangled tech toys.   I always tell people that are starting off trying to learn more about technology that you simply need to take your time...because by the time you learn something new, there's 18 other things ready to jump into! 

Jan -  Thanks!  As for the resolution, the presentation looks best at 800x600 or 1024x768, but I wanted it to constrain it to my website and this blog, so this is 640x480.  Going higher risks a distorted and oversized web page itself or the presentation coming across way too large for some people.  I feel this size, while somewhat hard to see certain slide text, is just good enough to get the majority of the point across. The darn thing is actually 56 slides and I would never sit through that with a customer and provide the famous "Death by PowerPoint".  If I have to bring paper, I'll use key slides....but for the purpose of online, heck...CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK!  They can just zoom through it on their own if they wish or if they happen to stumble upon my sites.  :-)

Mar 14, 2008 08:25 AM #3
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Candis Hidalgo
Real Estate Marketing - Go Smart Solutions - Arroyo Grande, CA
Nick - I think that "taking your time" tidbit of advice you gave Sara is right on the mark. As I work my way through learning about online & tech tools, that is just what I tell myself as well! It would be nice to know which tools work and which are a waste of time, like a universal guide... that's updated daily. Maybe you can get started on that ;)
Mar 14, 2008 05:07 PM #4
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Gene Allen
Resh Realty Group - Virginia Beach, VA
Realtor Hampton Roads Real Estate
Ran into this very problem today.  My office sent me a presentation and I don't have power point.  Go figure.
Mar 14, 2008 05:23 PM #5
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Nick- I am really impressed....but hey anyone that can do what I can't impresses me LOL :)  this looks really good......and price isn't bad either :)  I put this on the Feature of the e -PRO Group, it's good info.
Mar 14, 2008 11:52 PM #6
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Nick Ruta
Whitehall, PA

Candis - Hmm..a universal guide eh?  How's this....Active Rain, Active Rain, Active Rain, and one more useful site...Active Rain!!!  :-)  I think I'll leave the other lists for anyone crazy enough to tackle that challenge!

Gene - If you do not have the ability to view a PowerPoint presentation I suggess getting the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. It's obviously no substitute for the actual program, but if all you care to do is view the PowerPoint Presentations, that will work nicely.

Kathy - Thank you!  I'm glad to hear this information is helpful.  The program actually is a piece of cake to use if you get it and as long as you know what to do with the created .SWF you're in good shape. 

Mar 15, 2008 12:26 AM #7
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Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate

Nick, I like the idea of putting the listing presentation into a flash program... Thanks

Personally, I use Camtasia Studio 3 for my PowerPoint to Flash conversions.  I'm not sure the deal's still on but I picked up my copy for FREE.  The company will offer the upgrade to you for a fee but it isn't mandatory.

Mar 15, 2008 08:59 AM #8
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Nick Ruta
Whitehall, PA
Don - Just checked out Camtasia Studio and it looks like it's up to version 5.  They have a free 30-day trial, but the product itself is a whopping $299.  It's actually put out by a familiar company to me, Tech Smith.  They make a cool program called SnagIt that I have used before for image capturing.  Good stuff!
Mar 16, 2008 12:37 AM #9
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