Grrr – but ah, what’s this? Powerpoint Producer?

I have become a bit frustrated in the last couple of days, as the plasma display screens we have run on Linux, which doesn’t like a lot of Microsoft products, so we can’t use (say) Powerpoint to produce a livelier display.

We need to convert PPT to MPEG files, if we don’t want a bare bones slide show. Freeware doesn’t seem to have a good reputation for grabbing all the transitions, etc; if we have to buy something then ICT would have to agree; the company want paying to do it for us.

Bah.

However, in the process of digging around I found the free add-on to Powerpoint, called Producer. Although it doesn’t create PPT files (in fact, it closely resembles Windows Movie Maker) it can import them (and many other formats) to create internal streaming media – so I feel I have to look at it in terms of generating staff training modules.

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