Controlling PowerPoint From Within Runtime Revolution
jim at visitrieve.com
Thu Apr 16 17:59:19 EDT 2009
You can actually do this without ever "leaving" Rev.
In PowerPoint (what version are you running by the way?), there is an option
to Save As -> Other Formats. Select Web Page (HTM, HTML) - this is in
PowerPoint 2007 but the ability to translate PPT to HTML had been around for
awhile.. This will convert your PowerPoint presentation to a format that can
be run from any web server.
Now build a Rev window and use revBrowserOpen to open a browser window. Use
the other revBrowser handlers to add whatever controls you need. Then
navigate the HTML version of the PPT presentation right from inside of Rev.
If you have Camtasia (since you are in education, if you don't have it, you
can get it pretty cheap ;-), Camtasia has an option to convert PPT to a
standard SWF movie embedded into an HTML page. In this case, you can upload
the HTML to a web server, or you can just take the .swf movie and place it
locally on a hard drive.
Again you do the same thing. You create a Rev window and use revBrowser to
play the movie.
With either of these options, you never leave Rev and it's cross platform.
Aloha from Hawaii,
> I've enjoyed reading all your comments about Open Office, Neo Office,
> and Google Docs. It may be that I can use this info later. However,
> for the moment, I wonder if I can rein this discussion in and focus
> on the problem at hand.
> My software is a church projection software package that handles many
> different kinds of media. My end users are happy with PowerPoint and
> want to use what they have created inside my application (transitions
> and all).
> My question is this - Does anyone know how to hand control back to RR
> after the PowerPoint presentation is over. I want this to be as
> seamless as possible so my users don't have to jostle back and forth
> between two programs.
> Thanks for your help. You're all great!!
> John Miller
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