Text field formatting

Michael J. Lew michaell at unimelb.edu.au
Tue Oct 28 17:23:03 EST 2003

I am now regularly making PowerPoint presentations from within 
Revolution with all of the bells-and-whistles :-)

It is very straightforward, but you will need Keynote.
1. Open your PowerPoint presentation in Keynote (the current version 
opens my lectures without any errors at all!).
2. Set your builds as you want them (Keynote builds are often better 
than PowerPoint builds).
3. Export the file as a Quicktime movie (you will get a big file if 
you [like me] choose the highest quality, but CDs are big enough so 
who cares?).
4. Make a Revolution card with a big player on it.
5. Set the player's filename to the movie file and that's about it.

You can make all sorts of customisations from within Revolution, for 
example I have a button that sets the backrop to black and hides the 
menubar. It really is easy and reliable. Even if you don't have 
Keynote I think you will find it is worth buying it to save the time 
that you would otherwise waste on trying to match PowerPoint in 
Revolution (voice of experience ;-) ...if you don't have an OS X Mac 
then maybe it will not be as feasible.

Let me know if you want extra details.

Michael J. Lew

Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Melbourne
Parkville 3010

Phone +613 8344 8304

New email address: michaell at unimelb.edu.au

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