2008年7月30日星期三

PowerPoint 2003 Photo Album

------Authorship by Geetesh Bajaj,Microsoft PowerPoint MVP


Before we start,place the pictures you'll need later in a folder.Now let's get started…

#1 Lanuch PowerPoint 2003.

#2 Choose Insert/Picture/New Photo Album…

#3 The resultant Photo Album dialog box (see screenshot) provides many options. We'll walk through most of them in this demonstration.


#4 Click the File/Disk… button on the top left to open the Insert New Pictures dialog box. Navigate to the folder where you have stored your pictures. Select them all using either Shift or Ctrl clicking and click the Insert button.

#5 Back in Photo Album, you can reorder the sequence of your pictures using the up and down arrow keys below the listing of the pictures. Each picture is previewed when selected, so you can actually even remove pictures you don't need.

#6 While a picture is previewed, you have options to rotate the pictures in 90 degree increments. In addition, you can also alter the contrast and brightness values of a picture. All these options are located directly below the picture preview window.

#7 Next, you can choose a picture layout. Generally speaking, you have layouts for one, two and four pictures per slide. Let's choose the 4 pictures layout.

#8 The frame shape option allows you to provide specific corner styles to each picture. Choices include rectangle, rounded rectangle, beveled, oval, corner tabs and square tabs. Let's choose the beveled option.

#9 Finally, you are provided with an option to choose your own design template. Click the Browse button. This opens the Choose Design Template box that allows you to navigate to the folder where we have stored the downloaded templates. Choose any of the three templates.

#10 Finally, press the Create button. You're done!

There are more features in the Photo Album dialog box that we did not explore above. Let's discuss them now:

●The Captions below ALL pictures options allows you to provide a separate caption under each picture.

●The ALL pictures black and white option converts all your pictures to grayscale color mode.

●You can also opt to include a separate text box on each slide using the New Text Box option.

All these options can be added even after your Photo Album is created—just choose Format/Photo Album when your Photo Album presentation is open in PowerPoint.

You just ended up with a basic Photo Album. You might want to refine the output by adding your own transitions and custom animations. You might even want to add a continuous music score to your entire presentation. (That's something we'll look at in the next issue of TechTrax)

There's more to the Photo Album thing yet - if you started with high resolution images, you'll find your Photo Album presentation saves to a huge size. Something that is impractical if you want to email it to others. To get around this problem, follow these steps:

#1 Right-click any picture (actually an AutoShape with a picture fill) and choose Format/AutoShape.

#2 Choose the Picture tab in the resultant tabbed dialog box and click the Compress button.

#3 Change the resolution to Web/Screen and choose to apply to all pictures in the document (presentation). Click OK and then Apply to the next dialog box. Click OK again.

#4 Resave the presentation.

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loong

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2008年7月24日星期四

10 Tips for Producing Powerful and Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Takeaway: You can't build a compelling presentation that communicates your message if your slides are cluttered, text-heavy, or ugly. These tips from design pro Garr Reynolds will help you develop presentations that are professional and inviting.

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Authorship by Garr Reynolds,Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University

#1: Keep it simple
PowerPoint uses slides with a horizontal, or Landscape, orientation. The software was designed as a convenient way to display graphical information that would support the speaker and supplement the presentation. The slides themselves were never meant to be the star of the show. (The star, of course, is your audience.) People came to hear you and be moved or informed (or both) by you and your message. Don't let your message and your ability to tell a story get derailed by slides that are unnecessarily complicated, busy, or full of what Edward Tufte calls "chart junk." Nothing in your slide should be superfluous, ever.

Your slides should have plenty of white space, or negative space. Do not feel compelled to fill empty areas on your slide with your logo or other unnecessary graphics or text boxes that do not contribute to better understanding. The less clutter you have on your slide, the more powerful your visual message will become.

#2 Limit bullet points and text

Your presentation is for the benefit of the audience. But boring an audience with bullet point after bullet point is of little benefit to them. Which brings us to the issue of text. The best slides may have no text at all. This may sound insane given the dependency of text slides today, but the best PowerPoint slides will be virtually meaningless without the narration (that is you). Remember, the slides are meant to support the narration of the speaker, not make the speaker superfluous.

Many people often say something like this: "Sorry I missed your presentation. I hear it was great. Can you just send me your PowerPoint slides?" But if they are good slides, they will be of little use without you. Instead of a copy of your PowerPoint slides, it is far better to prepare a written document that highlights your content from the presentation and expands on that content. Audiences are much better served receiving a detailed, written handout as a takeaway from the presentation, rather than a mere copy of your PowerPoint slides. If you have a detailed handout or publication for the audience to be passed out after your talk, you need not feel compelled to fill your PowerPoint slides with a great deal of text.

We'll talk more about this in the delivery section below, but as long as we are talking about text, please remember to never, ever turn your back on the audience and read text from the slide word for word.

This slide is not unusual, but it is not a visual aid, it is more like an eye chart.



Try to avoid text-heavy (and sleep inducing) slides like this one.



Aim for something like this simple slide above.



And this is even better.


#3: Limit transitions and builds (animation)

Use object builds and slide transitions judiciously. Object builds (also called animations), such as bullet points, should not be animated on every slide. Some animation is a good thing, but stick to the most subtle and professional (similar to what you might see on the evening TV news broadcast). A simple Wipe Left-to-Right (from the Animations menu) is good for a bullet point, but a Move or Fly, for example, is too tedious and slow (and yet, is used in many presentations today). Listeners will get bored quickly if they are asked to endure slide after slide of animation. For transitions between slides, use no more than two or three types of transition effects and do not place transition effects between all slides.

#4: Use high quality graphics

Use high quality graphics, including photographs. You can take your own high quality photographs with your digital camera, purchase professional stock photography, or use the plethora of high quality images available online. (But be cautious of copyright issues.) Never simply stretch a small, low-resolution photo to make it fit your layout--doing so will degrade the resolution even further.

Avoid using PowerPoint Clip Art or other cartoonish line art. Again, if it is included in the software, your audience has seen it a million times before. It may have been interesting in 1993, but today the inclusion of such clip art often undermines the professionalism of the presenter. There are exceptions, of course, and not all PowerPoint art is dreadful, but use it carefully and judiciously.

I often use images of people in my slides, as photography of people tends to help the audience connect with the slide on a more emotional level. If the photographic image is secondary in importance, then I decrease the opacity and add a Gaussian Blur or motion filter in Photoshop. If the photographic image is the primary area I want the audience to notice (such as a picture of a product), then the image can be more pronounced and little (or no) text is needed.


Try to avoid cheesy clip art like this.



This edited stock photograph is more effective and professional.



In this title slide, the image is primary.



In this slide from the same presentation, the image is secondary and pushed to the back by editing it first in Photoshop.


#5: Have a visual theme but avoid using PowerPoint templates

You clearly need a consistent visual theme throughout your presentation, but most templates included in PowerPoint have been seen by your audience countless times (and besides, the templates are not all that great to begin with). Your audience expects a unique presentation with new (at least to them) content; otherwise, why would they be attending your talk? No audience will be excited about a cookie-cutter presentation, and we must therefore shy away from any supporting visuals, such as the ubiquitous PowerPoint Design Template, that suggests your presentation is formulaic or prepackaged.

You can make your own background templates, which will be more tailored to your needs. You can then save the PowerPoint file as a Design Template (.pot) and the new template will appear among your standard Microsoft templates for your future use. You can also purchase professional templates online.

#6: Use appropriate charts

Always be asking yourself, "How much detail do I need?" Presenters are usually guilty of including too much data in their onscreen charts. There are several ways to display your data in graphic form; here are a few things to keep in mind:

Pie charts. Used to show percentages. Limit the slices to 4-6 and contrast the most important slice either with color or by exploding the slice.



Vertical bar charts. Used to show changes in quantity over time. Best if you limit the bars to 4-8.



Horizontal bar charts. Used to compare quantities. For example, comparing sales figures among the four regions of the company.



Line charts. Used to demonstrate trends. For example, here is a simple line chart showing that our sales have gone up every year. The trend is good. The arrow comes in later to underscore the point: Our future looks good!



In general, tables are well suited for side-by-side comparisons of quantitative data.



However, tables can lack impact on a visceral level. If you want to show how your contributions are significantly higher than two other parties, for example, it would be best to show that in the form of a bar chart (below). But if you're trying to downplay the fact that your contributions are lower than others, a table will display that information in a less dramatic or emotional way.



#7: Use color well

Color evokes feelings. Color is emotional. The right color can help persuade and motivate. Studies show that color usage can increase interest and improve learning comprehension and retention.

You do not need to be an expert in color theory, but it's good for business professionals to know at least a bit on the subject. Colors can be divided into two general categories: cool (such as blue and green) and warm (such as orange and red). Cool colors work best for backgrounds, as they appear to recede away from us into the background. Warm colors generally work best for objects in the foreground (such as text) because they appear to be coming at us. It is no surprise, then, that the most ubiquitous PowerPoint slide color scheme includes a blue background with yellow text. You do not need to feel compelled to use this color scheme, although you may choose to use a variation of those colors.

If you will be presenting in a dark room (such as a large hall), a dark background (dark blue, gray, etc.) with white or light text will work fine. But if you plan to keep most of the lights on (which is highly advisable), a white background with black or dark text works much better. In rooms with a good deal of ambient light, a screen image with a dark background and light text tends to washout, but dark text on a light background will maintain its visual intensity a bit better.

Learn more:
●PresentationPro.com has some great Flash tutorials, including one on color.
●Go to the CreativePro.com to learn more about color.
●Dummies.com has a good short article on how to use the Color Schemes in PowerPoint.

#8: Choose your fonts well

Fonts communicate subtle messages in and of themselves, which is why you should choose fonts deliberately. Use the same font set throughout your entire slide presentation and use no more than two complementary fonts (e.g., Arial and Arial Bold). Make sure you know the difference between a serif font (e.g., Times New Roman) and a sans-serif font (e.g., Helvetica or Arial).

Serif fonts were designed to be used in documents filled with lots of text. They're said to be easier to read at small point sizes, but for onscreen presentations, the serifs tend to get lost due to the relatively low resolution of projectors. Sans- serif fonts are generally best for PowerPoint presentations, but try to avoid the ubiquitous Helvetica. I often choose to use Gill Sans, as it is somewhere in between a serif and a sans-serif font and is professional yet friendly and "conversational." Regardless of what font you choose, make sure the text can be read from the back of the room.


Times



Arial black; Arial


#9: Use video or audio

Use video and audio when appropriate. Using video clips to show concrete examples promotes active cognitive processing, which is the natural way people learn. You can use video clips within PowerPoint without ever leaving the application or tuning on a VCR. Using a video clip not only will illustrate your point better, it will also serve as a change of pace, thereby increasing the interest of your audience.

You can use audio clips (such as interviews) as well. But avoid using the cheesy sound effects that are included in PowerPoint (such as the sound of a horn or applause when transitioning slides). The use of superfluous sound effects attached to animations is a sure way to lose credibility with your audience.

#10: Spend time in the slider sorter

According to the Segmentation Principle of multimedia learning theory, people comprehend better when information is presented in small chunks or segments. By getting out of the Slide view and into the Slide Sorter view, you can see how the logical flow of your presentation is progressing. In this view, you may decide to break up one slide into, say, two or three slides so that your presentation has a more natural and logical flow or process. You'll also be able to capture more of the gestalt of your entire presentation from the point of view of your audience. You will be able to notice more extraneous pieces of visual data that can be removed to increase visual clarity and improve communication.



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How to insert a Movie (or video) into PowerPoint 2003?

Applies to: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

By Mary Feil-Jacobs, Microsoft Presentation Design Specialist

Many PowerPoint presentations include graphics, sounds and PowerPoint's built-in animation. However, effectively adding video clips to a presentation can really make it stand out. This article explains how to use video edit magic to create videos to use in PowerPoint.

Tips for creating good PowerPoint presentations
●Be sure each slide contributes toward the primary point of your presentation. Shorter presentations are more understandable and more memorable, so if a slide isn't adding something important to the main thrust, either remove it or move it to the background materials.

●If the PowerPoint show is meant for unattended viewing (the viewer watches it with no speaker present) use voice narration. Video Edit Magic lets you illustrate and discuss concepts using selected images and your own voice.

●Unique presentations get the attention they deserve, so think of innovative presentation techniques. For example, have a "mascot" cartoon character, doing the actions the presentation talks about, and "saying" some of the text in word balloons. Presentations should reflect your personal (or corporate) style.

●Graphics and photographs are self explanatory and focus the audience's attention. Illustrating points can let you eliminate many words from the slides, and text-heavy presentations can lose the audience. With Video Edit Magic you can take snaps from video footage, and use the still pictures to illustrate your presentation.
Insert a movie and play it automatically
In PowerPoint 2003, you can run your movies full screen. This is a very excellent feature.
●On the Insert menu, point to Movies and Sounds, and then click Movie from File.
●Click the video you want to use and then click OK.
Tips: Always put the movie in the same folder as your PowerPoint presentation. If you later move the PowerPoint presentation to another computer, copy the movie too. Keeping your movie in the same folder as your presentation ensures the link will still work. However, you should always test the movie on a new machine just to be certain. Re-insert the movie, if necessary.
●After you click OK, you’ are promoted with a message asking how you want the movie to start in the slide show.



I recommend choosing Automatically even if you want the movie to play when clicked- I will talk about how to set this part too. (If you choose when clicked you have to click the black box to start the movie. Because I don’t like to show the black box on the slide, I do this a little differently.)

●You should now have a small rectangle sitting on your slide.


●Insert a movie using a file on your computer or in another location, such as a server.
●The movie appears as a still frame on your slide.
The trick I use is to move that rectangle off the slide, so it is sitting next to it, but not on it. You can size it down if you like. Click the movie (that is, the rectangle) and then drag it off the slide.


Play the movie full screen

●Right-click the movie object (the small rectangle) and on the shortcut menu, click Edit Movie Object.
●The Movie Options dialog box appears. Under Display Options, select the Zoom to full screen check box, and then click OK.


●If you want your movie to play automatically when you advance to this slide, you can stop here.
Test this now to see how it workd by starting the slide show. (On the Slide Show menu, click View Show.) Advance to the slide with the movie, (best if you have the title of the movie on it). Within a couple of seconds, the movie starts to play full screen. When the movie finishes, you return to the same slide (but no unsightly box appears). Click to advance to your next slide.


Add an On Click effect to start the movie

If you prefer, you can click to start the movie. This requires one more step, setting an On Click animation effect.
1. On the Slide Show menu, click Custom Animation. The Custom Animation task pane appears on the right side of the PowerPoint window.

2. Click the movie object (the rectangle) to select it.

3. In the Custom Animation task pane, click Add Effect, point to Entrance and then click Appear.

You have added an On Click effect. The animation effect you added is the one with the Green star next to it and a gray rectangle around it. If it doesn’t have a gray rectangle, click it to select it. Your Custom Animation task pane should look like the picture below (except with the name of your movie in the list).


4. The last step is to move that animation up to the top of the effects list.
To do this, make sure the animation effect is selected, and then click the Up Re-order arrow at the bottom of the Custom Animation task pane. Or simply click and drag the animation effect to the top of the effects list.

5. Your effects list should now look like this:

6. You are done. Test this to make sure it works by starting the slide show.
(On the Slide Show menu, click View Show.) When you advance to the slide with the movie, you should not see the movie. When you click the slide, the movie zooms to full screen and plays. When it finishes playing, you are returned to the same slide. Click to advance to the next slide.

----Quoted from How to insert a Movie (or video) into PowerPoint 2003?

Related link:PowerPoint Knowledge Center

about AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint

The AutoContent Wizard is available in all versions of PowerPoint(except V2007).To start the AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint 2003, select File > New... from the menu.
The AutoContent Wizard is not available in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Instead, you can create your presentation quickly and easily by using templates (template: A file or set of files that contains information about the theme, layout, and other elements of a finished presentation.). Office PowerPoint 2007 templates include different themes (theme: A combination of theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects. A theme may be applied to a file as a single selection.) and layouts. Templates give you a starting point and make it easier to complete your presentation quickly. You can modify a template's text and design, add a company logo, add your own images, or delete text or other content from the template.

Office PowerPoint 2007 includes built-in templates and you can download additional Office PowerPoint 2007 templates by going to Office Online Templates.

Office PowerPoint 2007 includes built-in templates and you can download additional Office PowerPoint 2007 templates by going to Office Online Templates.

-- [Reshipment] Authorship by Microsoft What happened to the AutoContent Wizard?

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PowerPoint Viewer 2007

Overview
PowerPoint Viewer 2007 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

Download

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista; Windows XP
●Random access memory (RAM):
○For Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4: 64 MB of RAM
○For Windows XP with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003: 128 MB of RAM
○For Windows Vista: 512 MB of RAM
●5 MB of available hard disk space
●Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher screen resolution
This download works with presentations created in the following Microsoft Office programs:
○Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
○Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
○Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
○Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
○Microsoft PowerPoint 97

Instructions
To install this download
:

1.Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
2.Double-click the PowerPointViewer.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
3.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
To specify a download install location (for network administrators):

1.On the Start menu, click Run, and type command.
2.Navigate to the path of the installed PowerPointViewer.exe program.
3.Type PowerPointViewer.exe /extract:c:\target where c:\target is the extract directory.
4.Navigate to the installation directory specified in the previous step.
5.Type msiexec /i ppviewer.msi INSTALLLOCATION=c:\target” where c:\target is the installation directory.
6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Instructions for use:

●Once you have installed this download, from the Start menu under All Programs, open Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

Note :PowerPoint Viewer 2007 registers with the .ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .potx, .potm, .pps, .ppsx and .ppsm file extensions only if a version of PowerPoint is not installed on your computer. If registered, double-clicking on these file types will launch PowerPoint Viewer 2007.


To remove this download:
1.On the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2.Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3.In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007, and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
4.Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.
To remove the download file

Delete the file PowerPointViewer.exe.

-- [Reshipment] Authorship by Microsoft Download Center for PowerPoint Viewer 2007

Loong Wong
Powerpoint & DVD Knowledge Centre

How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint?

You'll find lots of useful snippets of VB or VBA code on the internet and in newsgroups, but unless you know how to get the code into PowerPoint, you can't very well use them. Here's a quick tutorial on the subject.

Where in PPT do I put the code?
Here's how you use VBA code in PowerPoint. First, a bit of prep work to make sure your security settings don't get in the way:

1.Open a PowerPoint presentation.

2.Set Macro Security to Medium or lower. If Security's set higher, PowerPoint disables your macros when you open the file that contains them. With security set to Medium, PowerPoint asks whether to enable macros when you open a file that contains them.
•PowerPoint 2003 or previous: Choose Tools, Macro, Security and set security to Medium.
•PowerPoint 2007: Click the Office button (the great big circular thing, upper left of the PPT screen), click PowerPoint options at the bottom of the menu-like thing that appears, click Trust Center on the left of the PowerPoint Options dialog box, click Trust Center Settings on the Trust Center dialog, click Macro Settings on the left of the dialog then choose Enable All Macros. Whew. Close any open dialog boxes.
•PowerPoint Mac: You don't need to do anything about macro security but it's a good idea to make sure that it's enabled. Choose PowerPoint, Preferences, General and use the "enable macro virus protection" checkbox to turn the macro warning on.

3.Start the VBA editor
•PowerPoint 2003 or previous: Press ALT+F11 to start PowerPoint's VBA editor. Or choose View, Toolbars, Visual Basic to get shortcut buttons to the editor and for running macros. Or choose Tools, Macro, Visual Basic Editor to start the editor.
•PowerPoint 2007: Press ALT+F11 to start the VBA editor. Or click the Office button, choose PowerPoint Options, click Popular and put a check next to "Show Developer tab in Ribbon". Close the options dialog box, click the Developer tab then click "Visual Basic" to start the editor.
•Mac PowerPoint: Use View, Toolbars, Visual Basic then click the Visual Basic Editor button on that toolbar.

4.In the VBA editor, make sure that your presentation is highlighted in the left-hand pane. Choose Insert, Module from the menu bar to insert a new code module into your project (project = presentation in VBAspeak). Modules are one of the several "containers" that can hold VBA code.

5.If your code snippet already starts with "Sub XXX()" and ends with "End Sub", simply click in the new module you just inserted and paste in the code. Otherwise, you'll have to type in "Sub XXX" (where XXX is the name you want to give the subroutine (aka "macro"). When you press Enter, PowerPoint adds the parentheses and End Sub for you automatically. Then position the cursor between the Sub XXX and End Sub lines and paste in your code.

6.To make sure there are no serious syntax problems with the code, choose Debug, Compile from the menu bar. If there's a problem, you'll see a message explaining (well ... explaining in a geeky, obtuse way that usually won't make any sense to you) what VBA doesn't like about the code. Click OK and the problem line will be highlighted for you. Fix it and compile again until you get no error messages.

7.Now click the Run button (a right-facing arrowhead icon), choose Run, Run Sub/User Form from the menu bar or press F5 to run your code.

8.Once your code's working properly, you can run it directly from within PowerPoint without having to start the VBA editor. Choose Tools, Macros, Macros to get a list of available macros ( = subroutines, remember?) in the current presentation. Highlight the one you want to run and click Run (or simply doubleclick the one you want). You can also view and run macros from other open presentations; choose the presentation where your macro is stored from the Macros In dropdown listbox.

You can also use Tools, Customize to create your own toolbar and assign a macro to it. This won't work reliably unless the PPT file that contains the macros is open in PPT at the same time, but it's a handy way to invoke a macro with one click rather than having to chase through the Tools, Macros menu to get there.

Note: Code that compiles may still not do what you expect it to do when you run it, or it may still produce errors. If it errors out, VBA will show you a message box that lets you either End the code or Debug it. If you choose Debug, you'll be returned to the VBA editor with the problem line highlighted in yellow so you can correct the problem.

If you want to run your code without having to load the PowerPoint file it's in every time, see Create an ADD-IN with TOOLBARS that run macros

Housekeeping
As you accumulate additional code snippets, you'll want to figure out where you'll store them.

You could print them, but then you'd have to re-type later (and possibly introduce errors that keep the code from running correctly).

Instead, when you see some useful-looking code, select it, copy it to the clipboard, then start Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) and paste the code into it. Then save the file, possibly to a special folder you've created just for VB/VBA code snippets. Getting the code into PowerPoint is then a simple matter of opening the Notepad file, selecting the text and copying it into PowerPoint.

If the code turns red when you paste it into a module, the likely cause is extra characters (invisible) copied from the web browser or newsgroup reading program. Delete everything between line breaks and get rid of spaces before indented items to correct this problem.

----Quoted from http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00033.htm

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Batch: Do something to every file in a folder

This is a very simple-minded approach you can use to run quick 'n dirty macros on every presentation in a folder.

Also see Do something to -- every shape on a slide, every slide in a presentation, every presentation in a folder for more example code.

You need to edit the FolderPath and FileSpec lines in ForEachPresentation below before you use this.
Then edit MyMacro do do whatever you need it to do.
MyMacro will be called for each file in FolderPath that matches FileSpec


Sub ForEachPresentation()
' Run a macro of your choosing on each presentation in a folder

Dim rayFileList() As String
Dim FolderPath As String
Dim FileSpec
Dim strTemp As String
Dim x As Long

' EDIT THESE to suit your situation
FolderPath = "c:\some\folder\" ' Note: MUST end in \
FileSpec = "*.ppt"
' END OF EDITS

' Fill the array with files that meet the spec above
ReDim rayFileList(1 To 1) As String
strTemp = Dir$(FolderPath & FileSpec)
While strTemp <> ""
rayFileList(UBound(rayFileList)) = FolderPath & strTemp
ReDim Preserve rayFileList(1 To UBound(rayFileList) + 1) As String
strTemp = Dir
Wend

' array has one blank element at end - don't process it
' don't do anything if there's less than one element
If UBound(rayFileList) > 1 Then
For x = 1 To UBound(rayFileList) - 1
Call MyMacro(rayFileList(x))
Next x
End If

End Sub

Sub MyMacro(strMyFile As String)
' this gets called once for each file that meets the spec you enter in ForEachPresentation
' strMyFile is set to the file name each time

' Probably at a minimum, you'd want to:
Dim oPresentation As Presentation
Set oPresentation = Presentations.Open(strMyFile)

With oPresentation

' do something

End With

oPresentation.Save
oPresentation.Close

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.

-----Quoted from:http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00536.htm
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2008年7月14日星期一

Intuitive Solution to Create DVD Video from PowerPoint Presentations

Moyea PPT to DVD Burner,requiring no programming knowledge or skills, is a fine presentation program to create DVD presentations from PPT slideshows. With the converted PPT presentations for DVD player, you can reach wider audience and more potential markets with you image and products.
Before start burning ppt,download Moyea PPT to DVD Burner (PPT2DVD_Setup.exe) from Moyea Software.
Then you should install the software and open it.
Let's start to enjoy burning DVD from PowerPoint now!
1.Import PPT Files
Click"Add Presentation "or"Click here to add PowerPoint Presentation "to add PPT file you want to convert. This may take a few seconds depending on the size of the PPT file. You can add at most 9 PPT files at a time.
At the bottom of the screen, [INFO] displays detailed information of the selected PPT file, including: 1. total number of slides; 2. slides with a transition time of over 3 minutes; 3. Media object and some other OLE object like Windows Media Player, QuickTime Control, Shockwave Flash that is not availabe in target PPT file.

2.Set Options
2.1.Set Output Options
Click the “Create Standard DVD” , “Convert to Video File(s)” or "Create High-Definition DVD" button to choose your conversion type.

Note: under the “Convert to Video File(s)”, the “menu” button is not available.

Create Standard DVD

Norm: NTSC and PAL/SECAM are two TV standards, select one that accords with your country’s standard. If you are not sure which TV standard your country uses, click the button "Help" to select your country or location.

Mode: Under “Create Standard DVD” button, the default mode is standard DVD. Click “More” to set the Aspect, Encoder Size and Display Size.
Video Aspect Ratio: Choose an aspect ration for the created DVD movie.

Convert to Video File(s)

Video Format: A format is a series of pre-set settings that you can choose.

Style: Click the drop-down button to select an output video style. These styles are very useful as they are commonly used. It can be very useful when you want to convert your PPT files to the other video settings and audio settings for the output files. To date, these Export Styles of video file are available: AVI, MP4, MOV, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, VOB, FLV, DV.

Profile: After choosing an output video style, you can choose a profile from the list that are commonly used. Also you can click “Settings” for detailed settings of parameters for each item, such as video and audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Video Settings

Video Codec: Select a video codec for the output file, if other options are available.

Bit Rate: Select a proper bit rate for your video when other options are available. Video bit rate (kbit/s).

Video size: Select a preset frame size or custom frame size for the output video. You can select "original" to keep the original frame size of the SWF file, or choose from the given options. Frame size (WxH).

Frame Rate: Select a lower frame rate for your video if you want to make the file size smaller, or you can select "original" to keep the frame rate of the original SWF file. Frame rate (hz).

Aspect Ratio: This option is to show different aspect ratios for you to choose from, or to keep the original/auto one for the created video file.

Audio Settings

Audio Codec: Select an audio codec for the output file, if other options are available.

Bit Rate: Select a proper bit rate for your audio data, if other options are available. Audio bit rate (bit/s).

Sample Rate: Select a proper sample rate for your audio data, if other options are available. Audio sampling rate (hz).

Channels: Select an audio channel for your audio data. Two types are available generally, mono and standard stereo.

Create High-Definition DVD
Norm: NTSC and PAL/SECAM are two TV standards, select one that accords with your country’s standard. If you are not sure which TV standard your country uses, click the button "Help" to select your country or location.

Mode: Under “Create High-Definition DVD” button, two types of formats are available, 720p(1280*720) and 1080p(1920*1080). Click “More” to set Encoder Size and Display Size.

Folder: working folder and output folder locations. Make sure that the two location directories are NOT specified the same, for all the files located in working folder will be removed automatically when the process completes.
2.2.Set Playback Mode

You can select different PPT files to set.
Under Playback Mode, you can select to play the slides automatically or manually, or both.

Under automatic mode, you can select Loop play to allow your slides continuing playback until you force it to stop. You can set the transition time (0.0~100.0s) between slides, while the defult one is 6 seconds.

Under manual mode, you can select to show the slides in thumbnail view or list view, or both.
2.3.Advanced Settings
The Advanced Settings include some more detailed settings.

PowerPoint: You can select to ignore all the audios in PowerPoint file as you like. In order to get better result, we suggest that you choose to ignore the audios in PowerPoint file that accompany with two or more animations when you would like your PowerPoint files played under manual mode.

To do when slide show with a rang...: If you have set up slide show range (check item:Slide Show->Set Up Show->Show Slides->From-to-) in original Powerpoint file, then when to convert ppt file, "Prompt me" means that a dialog box will pop up to let you decide if apply the range or not, "Apply the range"means that you apply the range as default, "Ignore the range and show all" means that the program will ignore your original range and process all the slides as default.

To do when the presentation show slides with Custom show….: If you have set up custom show (check item: Slide Show-->Custom shows) in original Powerpoint file, then when to convert ppt file, "Prompt me" means that a dialog box will pop up to let you decide if apply the custom show or not, "Apply the custom show" means that you apply the custom show as default, "Ignore it and show all" means that the program will ignore your original custom show and process all the slides as default.
Slide Size: Select slide size later you play on TV. Keep the scale of the slides and adjust the window when playing or adjust the slide size to the requested.

Video Layout: Select different video layout. If your PowerPoint file is full of different elements, "Safe size" will be a good choice.

Video Quality: Higher video quality or smaller output files size? It's up to you. You have there choices and it's recommended that you choose "High Quality" to get the best result.

Audio Codec: Two audio codecs are listed here. Choose one that your DVD player supports. If you are not sure which audio codec your DVD player supports, just choose "AC3" as recommended, for "AC3" is the standard DVD audio codec.

DVD: Set DVD audio language code,Customize your DVD menu with different focused styles you like: Marked (Default) or Framed.

Conversion: Check to mute the audio file while converting PowerPoint to DVD. If the same name of output file exists, you can either choose to rename or override it.
3.Set DVD Menu
The option "Menu" is available only when you have selected "Create Standard DVD "or” Created High Definition DVD” As the operations are all the same, so I will take Standard DVD Menu Settings as the example in this operation..

If only one PPT file is imported, only a Title Menu will show up.

If two or more PPT files are imported, two menus: Main Menu and Title Menu will show up.

Main Menu

Click "Main Menu" in the frame, drag it wherever you want, and edit its size as you like in order to get your desired effect.

Text: Input any character to change the caption, you can also change the attribution of the text.

Background Image: there are three ways to change the background: use template and select one on the right, select image from your computer, or change the background color.

Background Music: Enable you to add supported media file as the background music.

Frame: you can select the frame to get a better view.


Title Menu

All the settings are the same as in the "Main Menu".
4.Audio Settings
Auto Mode
This lets you configure audio under auto playback mode.

Click the "Add" button to add audio file,or Click the "Record Narration" button to record narration. Once the narration was completed, save it.
Select the audio and click the "Start" button to test the effect.
If you do not satisfy with the audio you added, select the audio and remove it by clicking the "Delete" button.
Note: Only allow to add one audio file.

Manual Mode

This lets you configure audio under manual playback mode is only applied to “Create DVD” or “Create HD-DVD” file.

Under manual mode, you can add audio file to every single slide of a PPT file separately. One or more audio files or narrations are allowed to be added, according to the animations(Build No) contained in the slide.
5.Start Burn
Considering the differences between DVD settings and Video Format settings, I will show you the operations in 2 branches: PPT to DVD Burning and PPT to Video Conversion



PPT to DVD Burning

Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Pro can convert PowerPoint to High Definition DVD as well as Standard DVD, and the operations are all the same, so I will take the later as the example in this operation.
Check “Create Standard DVD”, then click “Burn” to enter this interface.

Burn to Disc: Be sure that you have a DVD burner available on your computer and insert a writeable DVD Disc.
Volume Label: Rename the volume label whatever you like.
Create DVD image file: If check “Create DVD image file”, next time you can directly burn the image file to DVD by using a third-part burn program.
ISO File: You can change the directory for saving ISO File.


PPT to Video Conversion

If "Convert to Video Files" button was checked, click “Burn” to enter this interface

Double click the choosed file to rename output video file
Superior high speed conversion

After all the settings completed, click the "Start Burn" button to start the conversion.

All the steps are over.Now let's review the main steps:
1. Click "Add Presentation " button or "Click here to add PowerPoint Presentation " button to import PPT files.

2. Click Options to set Output Options, Playback Mode and some Advanced Settings.

3.Click Menu to customize menu.

4. Click Music to set audios under Auto Mode and Manual Mode separately.

5. Click the Burn button to start Burn.

Source:http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/ppt_to_dvd/tutorial.html

2008年7月9日星期三

Controlling music in PowerPoint

You have inserted an interesting sound in PowerPoint presentation and needed to start or/and stop at the point depending on you own wish,but you don't know how to control it.I found a method can solve the problem and I thought I could share with you.
Go into Slide Show > Custom Animation. Open the animation sequence for this sound and go into "Effect Options". Here you can set the animation to stop or/and stop wherever you like.
Hope it helps.:)

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How to Convert PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) to Video (AVI/MPEG) and CD/DVD

Created a beautiful and interesting PowerPoint presentation in .ppt format, complete with sound and music, for your wedding ceremony or corporate marketing event. But alas, in an unlucky situation, the DVD or VCD player on Hi-Fi amplifier system cannot player PowerPoint slide out of the box, even with Pack and Go feature. Worse if the projection system or display panel won’t connect to your laptop VGA output port. In this case, you may want to convert the Office PowerPoint presentation in .ppt format to a video, recorded on CD or DVD disc or even on VHS tape which almost everyone can playback on any DVD player.
PowerPoint has a “Package for CD” (in Office 2007) or Pack and Go (in Office 2003) option that copy your presentation, supporting files such as audio or video together with a Microsoft Office PPT PowerPoint Viewer to an optical disk, USB flash drive or network location. However, even if PowerPoint burns the packaged presentation to CD or DVD, the disc created is still a data CD or data DVD which can only be played back on a computer (even if PowerPoint is not installed), and not playable in DVD player normally attached to TV.
For an universal playable presentation, it’s your best bet to convert the presentation to video clip instead, and best of all, a Video CD (VCD) or Video DVD. To showcase your presentation online via website or blog, you can convert the PowerPoint .ppt file to Flash based animated content too. You won’t be able to create and burn a Video CD or DVD with CD/DVD burning software such as Nero or DVD authoring programs such as Nero Vision, Pinnacle Studio, Ulead DVD Movie Factory, Apple iDVD, MovieStudio + DVD, MyDVD Studio, Sonic DVDit, Adobe Encore DVD and etc. Instead, you have to rely on various PowerPoint to Video converters, PowerPoint to DVD converters. Most of the converters can convert PowerPoint presentations to multiple formats, however, most of the software is not free, and users will need to purchase or buy a product key or registration number by paying license fee. However, most also available for free download as a shareware or trial usage, which allows you to evaluate which PowerPoint converter best suit your need, especially if you’re using new file format and extension (.pptx) of PowerPoint 2007. Downside is that all video created in demo mode likely to imprint and stamp with watermark.

Moyea PPT to DVD Burner
Moyea PPT to DVD Burner is a professional tool to convert PowerPoint presentations to DVD video files for wider sharing and distribution with enhanced pleasure. Moyea PPT to DVD Burner supports Windows Vista and PowerPoint 2007, and features ability to 100% retain the original animations, transitions and other special effects, generate a DVD menu in the presentation for remote control, customize the presentations with background music and narrations, burn the video files to DVD with the built-in burning engine, and provides synchronization of sound and animation.
Download Moyea PPT to DVD Burner (PPT2DVD_Setup.exe) from Moyea Software.

PresenterSoft PowerVideoMaker Professional
PowerVideoMaker Professional is a perfect solution for converting Powerpoint to video in crystal clear resolution in AVI , MPEG or WMV format. It preserves animations, graphics, transitions, audios and narrations from the original PowerPoint Presentations. PowerVideoMaker also supports “Automatic Timing”, “Rehearse Timing Now” and “Use existing Timings” timing method. With PowerVideoMaker, you can use PowerPoint as a video-production tool. In a few steps, you can distribute your PPT presentations to anyone, whether they even have a computer or not.

Camtasia Studio
Camtasia Studio is essentially a screen recorder and video editor that easily record anything you see on your screen to create compelling training, demo, and presentation videos, and then convert and share the screen capture in all the popular file formats,including MP3, iPod video, Adobe Flash (SWF and FLV), AVI, WMV, QuickTime (MOV), RealMedia (RM), animated GIF and even an executable (EXE) file. To make the PowerPoint conversion easier, a Camtasia Studio PowerPoint add-in has been released for free download for complete PowerPoint recording and publishing, where it will automate the process to record all multimedia elements of your live PowerPoint presentation, including animations and voice narration, and publishes it on a web site or on CD.

ByteScout PPT To Video Scout
PPT To Video Scout converts PowerPoint presentations (PPT) into AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, xDIV, VideoCD, FLV (flash video) video movies with sound. Both NTSC and PAL plus custom resolutions and frame rates are supported. Supported conversion modes include Normal (as viewed by F5 in PowerPoint), Automatic Slide Show and Manual mode. Works in Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista.

ByteScout PPT to SWF Scout
PPT to SWF Scout converts PowerPoint presentations (PPT) into standalone ready-to-view SWF (ShockWave) Flash movie presentations with navigation. It preserves fonts, headers, raster and vector pictures and provides high-quality conversion, features support for customizable navigation buttons for flash movie, support for keyboard (space, backspace etc) in generated flash presentations and has customizable preloader options (text and logo image).

GeoVid Presentations to Video Converter
Presentations to Video Converter lets you easily transform your Microsoft PowerPoint (*.ppt and *.pps) presentations into any video format supported by your system so that you can instantly create AVI, ASF, WMV, MPEG, VOB, MP4, a flash files in SWF format, animated GIF and burn your presentation to DVD, even without PowerPoint installed on the system. You can put your presentation, for example, to a Web site for streamed viewing or Web casting. Presentation to Video Converter is effective and very easy to use, requiring only few mouse clicks to create a full featured video, flash with sound track. You can also control the presentation while it’s being converted.

AboilSoft PowerPoint to Video
PowerPoint to Video converts PowerPoint presentations into video [AVI] file. PowerPoint to Video can nearly keep all the original animations and special effects in your PowerPoint file on the video file, and can attached the sound from microphone,CD player, background music etc. Certainly, you can burn these video file to VCD/DVD disc that can play on TV, DVD players etc.

AboilSoft PowerPoint to Video DVD
PowerPoint to DVD lets you easily convert PowerPoint presentations (ppt) into video files (AVI) with sound track, and it can produce a DVD disc which can play on any DVD player or PC. PowerPoint to Video DVD can nearly keep all the original animations and special effects in your PowerPoint file on the video file, or can attached the sound from microphone, CD player, background music etc.

PowerPoint DVD Converter
PowerPoint DVD Converter enables you to convert your PowerPoint presentations to MPEG movie, or burn to DVD/MiniDVD disc for permanent data backup or sent to others as gifts. PowerPoint DVD Converters also preserves the texts, graphics, audio tracks, videos and transitions of the original, with a quality loss less export. A variety of parameters for you to set to gain a perfect copy of your original PowerPoint presentations on maximum.

PPTmovie
PPTmovie converts PowerPoint presentations to video in all major formats including AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (for DVD), MP4 (for iPhone or iPod) which gives you plenty of options on how to use your videos, including publishing to YouTube. PPTmovie also allows users to record your narrations or record any music from your speakers. Various slides advance choices are also available.

DVDShow For PowerPoint
DVDShow enables you to convert your PowerPoint presentations to MPEG movie, or burn to DVD/MiniDVD disc for permanent data backup or sent to others as gifts. Since the wide spread use of DVDs, a DVD_based presentation is becoming more and more acceptable and desired by people. It also highly preserves the texts, graphics, audio tracks, videos and transitions of the original, with a quality loss less export. A variety of parameters for you to set to gain a perfect copy of your original PowerPoint presentations on maximum.

PPTonTV - PowerPoint to DVD Builder
PPTonTV converts and burn your PowerPoint to DVD,and Play it on TV. PPTonTV PPT2DVD Builder can also convert PowerPoint to video, such as MPEG, AVI.

ProDVD PowerPoint DVD Maker
ProDVD’s PowerPoint DVD Maker converts your ordinary PowerPoint presentations into exciting DVD movies and saves them on recordable DVDs. Your presentation DVDs are truly portable and will play perfectly on any DVD player or PC. PowerPoint DVD Maker supports PowerPoint 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2007 versions, preserves all text, graphics, transitional effect and sound. The program also features support for all major DVD burners on all DVD media types such as -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW and RAM. Supports video files such as wmv, avi and mpg.

There are potentially a lot more this kind of PowerPoint PPT to Video or DVD converters available in the market. But also take note that some programs apparently have not been updated for a long time, and thus may not work in Windows Vista and latest version of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

Changing a File Association, Repairing broken File Associations

Problem
You doubleclick a document file and the wrong program opens, or the file opens in an incorrect mode (ie, a PowerPoint Show file opens in PowerPoint Edit mode), or your PowerPoint files have the wrong icon. Or you get a message explaining something about how Windows doesn't know what to do with this type of file.

Resolution
Problems viewing PPT/PPS files in Outlook/Outlook Express
If you're trying to view a PPT or PPS file you received as an email attachment in Outlook or Outlook Express AND you have the free PowerPoint 2003 Viewer (but not PowerPoint) installed AND you have Windows XP SP2 (or higher) and see a message like

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel."

This can occur if you're using Outlook Express under Windows XP Service Pack 2 and…

Source--Changing a File Association, Repairing broken File Associations

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2008年7月8日星期二

Four methods to embed .flv to PowerPoint


No, PPT won’t recognize FLV files as movies — you can’t embed Flash in PowerPoint, apparently, and it is kind of a pain in the butt– so you need to convert it to mpeg, avi ,wmv etc. that PowerPoint can recognize.
After a lot of trial and error I have my methods down, so I thought I would share it with you all.
Four Methods:
1.If your flv video is on YouTube or mySpace, Just follow these steps:
1.1 Copy the YouTube or mySpace video URL (example: http://youtube.com/watch?v=J7JmsMMIR4Y )
1.2 Go to http://vixy.net which is FREE online conversion service. Paste the URL in the conversion box
1.3 Select the output format such as “AVI,MOV,MP4” and click the button ”start” . All conversion would be done automatically.
1.4 When the conversion is done, download the output video to the local disk on your computer.
1.5 Insert the video to your PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoint -> Insert-> Movies and sounds->Movies from file

2. If your flv video is on your computer. Visit http://www.media-convert.com/ and follow these steps.
2.1 Browse your local disk and select the FLV video to be converted.
2.2 Select the expected output format and click the button “Convert”
2.3 When the conversion is done, download the output video to your computer
2.4 Then insert the video to your PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoint -> Insert-> Movies and sounds->Movies from file

3.Learn from video is the most intuitionistic way:)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwqyg5uNClY

4. Fast and batch conversion using conversion software
if you have lots of FLV videos to convert, you may use a conversion tool to save time. There are several tools that can convert Flv video. I use a program called FLV to Video Converter Pro(http://www.flvsoft.com/).

Your comments on my article will be appreciated:)Let’s learn from each other.

Related Articles:
How to insert SWF file into PowerPoint 2003?
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-swf-into-powerpoint.html
How to insert a Movie (or video) into PowerPoint 2003?
http://www.dvd-ppt-slideshow.com/powerpoint-knowledge/how-to-insert-movie-into-powerpoint.html

Reduce the size of your PowerPoint files

If you want to email a PowerPoint slide deck to someone or put it on a network share or web site for someone to download, it's nice if the deck is as small as possible.

There are quite a few reasons why your files might get huge. We’re going to look at why it happens, how you can fix it, and what you can do

Source:Reduce the size of your PowerPoint files

Use embedded and linked sound files in PowerPoint

Whether you're pitching your ideas at a company meeting or creating a special, presentation-based photo album for the family reunion, using sounds or music can spice up your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. When you're adding sound and music to a presentation, it's important…
Source:Use embedded and linked sound files in PowerPoint

Related article:How to Set Background Music for a PowerPoint File?

2008年7月7日星期一

Guide to headers and footers in PowerPoint

Headers and footers refer to the text or data (such as slide number, page number, date, and so on) that you want to appear at the top or bottom of your slides, handouts, outlines, or notes pages. Instead of adding this type of information on every slide or page, you add it once using the Header and Footer dialog box in PowerPoint and have it apply to all your slides or pages. The following animation illustrates…
Source:Guide to headers and footers in PowerPoint

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Copy a presentation to a CD, network, or local disk drive

When you copy your Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation to a CD, a network, or a local disk drive on your computer, Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 and any linked files (such as movies or sounds) are copied as well. For information about……
Source:Copy a presentation to a CD, network, or local disk drive

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My movie doesn't play

Useful FAQ in PowerPoint I found in the Internet:)
There are many reasons why your movie file may not play……
Source:http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA100777161033.aspx

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What should be installed to convert all kinds of videos to FLV?

To convert WMV, you need to install DirectX 9 and WMV Runtime 9.
To convert MOV, MP4, 3GP, you need to install QuickTime.
To convert most of AVI, MPEG, you may download Combined Community Codec Pack (CCCP) from http://cccp-project.net and ffdshow encoder/decoder settings file from http://www.moyea.com/download/ffdshow_setup.zip, extract the ffdshow.reg from the zip file, and double click to import ffdshow settings.

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Video&FLV Knowledge Originate from Moyea software

How much music does iPod hold?

The iPod comes in large storage capacities from 5 GB to 60 GB. The amount of music iPod can hold depends on the compression rate of your songs. At 128 kilobits per second (kbit/s), the most common compression rate used for MP3s, 20 GB is equivalent to over 5000 four-minute songs, or more than 500 CDs. At the near-CD-quality 160 kbit/s compression rate, 20 GB equals over 4000 four-minute songs, or 400 CDs.

Source--iPod Knowledge
Originate from Moyea software

What is Bit Rate?

Bit Rate is the average number of bits that one second of video or audio data will consume. A Higher bit rate means bigger file size and generally better video or audio quality while lower bit rate means lower file size but worse video or audio quality. Here are some bit rate examples in common video and audio files: MP3 about 128 kbps (kilobits per second); VCD about 1374 kbps; DVD about 4500 kbps; DV about 25 Mbps (megabits per second).

Source--*Video Knowledge* Originate from Moyea software

What is video Encoding?

Video Encoding is the process for changing a video from one format to another by altering the resolution and/or the bit rate. Normally the result of this process is a movie with a different compression. For a proper encoding you need a piece of software and/or hardware, which is called codec.

Source:Video Knowledge Base Originate from Moyea software

What is the difference between AVI and AVI with alpha?

An AVI file with alpha has an alpha transparent channel, and through this channel, the AVI with alpha file can be added to other video files by video editing software to do alpha blending.

Source----AVI Knowledge Originate from Moyea software

How to embed the generated Flash file to PowerPoint?

Follow the steps below and you can view Flash file with PowerPoint.
1. Open PowerPoint and create a new slide, and choose View>Toolbars>Visual Basic
2. Click “Control” Toolbox icon on the Visual Basic Toolbar.
3. Click to show more Controls on the “Control” Toolbox and then choose Shockwave Flash Object.
4. Draw out a rectangle on the slide to any dimension.
5. Right-click on the rectangle you have just drawn, and select “Properties”.
6. Change the settings for EmbedMovie to “True” and fill a valid absolute path of your .swf movie.
7. Click “Slide Show” in the menu bar, and then click “View Show”. You can also click the F5 on keyboard to view the effect, when the video is selected.

Source:-)Flash&PowerPoint Knowledge



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What is FLV? How does the generated SWF file work as FLV player?

FLV, a short term for Flash Video, is a kind of video format that is commonly used by many websites and users. Videos from websites like YouTube and Google Video are in FLV format. FLV can not be played directly by Flash Player or browser. If you select to generate SWF file to play outside FLV, the SWF file would works as a shell and enable the FLV to play on Flash Player.

Source:Flash Knowledge

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2008年6月6日星期五

Hello! Everybody:)

Hi!I'm a multimedia fans:-)
I have the habit of collecting useful multimedia information,such as news,rumors,tutorials,useful burning software,etc.I'm happy to share these with you.:)
OKay.Let's start...