You can share PowerPoint online: even when slides are animated and interactive!

Sending a website link that hosts your presentation avoids the issues of sending via email: such as high file sizes, and fonts not embedding (which you can’t do on a Mac, but you can do on a PC providing it’s the right font type!). Sharing a presentation online also solves the problem of which PowerPoint version viewers have installed… and of course gets round the minor viewing issues that occur when using a Mac vs PC (usually to do with fonts wrapping in unexpected places).

2 steps to easily share PowerPoint online:

1) Simply convert PowerPoint to HTML5

We’ve used software from iSpring Solutions. They offer a free trial so you can give it a go, or we can convert for you. Just email it over.

Take a look at these two PPT to HTML5 examples below:

Access Sport sample
Video overlay sample

You can include PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons. These can be large or small. Or you can go “clean” and simply use the same clicks you would in PowerPoint to advance the slides.

2) Once converted, just upload the files to your own website

Whilst you may need to ask your web team to do this, it’s simply uploading files.

No coding, and it’s easy to do yourself with an FTP uploader.

Once uploaded, you can send a link to your presentation that can be opened in any web browser. Safe in the knowledge that fonts, animations and visuals will show up as expected with quick load times. Naturally: test the results before sharing.

The conversion software at iSpring handles most animation effects. There are a few it doesn’t (yet) convert. The most significant lack is the Morph transition. This isn’t a deal breaker of course, there are traditional animation methods that can replace the morph effect. (Ahhh, what we used in the good ol’ days!)
Full list of PPT animations that are converted into HTML5.

And that’s it. Pips!

In summary: Get the software, convert, upload.
Sounds good?

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