PowerPoint to Flash, in a “breeze”

Here I have been using OpenOffice for the last two years and I didn’t know that you could export a PowerPoint file (or a native OOo Presentation file) from OpenOffice to Macromedia Flash format. The last time I had to send pre-conference slides, I exported them as an Adobe PDF, which worked well. Now I can save slides in Flash format, and they can be read by any web browser. My test file was a 2.5 MB PowerPoint file, which was the same size in OpenOffice Presenter. When I converted it to Flash (.swf), the file was compressed to 360 KB.

I learned this via a post by Scott Leslie, who was looking for cheaper versions of Macromedia’s Breeze. Thanks Scott, and thanks Luigi.

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