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Also I don't see a way to do the reverse of this, i.e. embed a PPT into Prezi.
it is possible the other way around!
simply save your PPT as PDF (there are many free PDF 'printers') and upload that. this should work just fine, unless you have videos in your PPT.
if you do have videos, you would need to upload them separately in FLV format...
we will simplify all this in the future of course
and look into how to create prezi that can be embedded into ppt
you can probably link the exe from ppt, but of course that will change windows, etc, not so smooth
I did a presentation a week ago and woke up a sleeping audience with a prezi.exe smack in the middle of 10 slide powerpoint. I had to link to the prezi from powerpoint and switching to it from the powerpoint slide was awkward (e.g. getting the prezi in fullscreen mode from powerpoint in fullscreen mode).
Afterwards, everyone asked me for a copy of the presentation which I zipped up and distributed.
Since then I've become tech support to everyone trying to run both the powerpoint and the prezi.exe since its not obvious to them:
- why I'm sending a zip rather than a PPT file
- that they are separate files and have to manage fullscreen play separately
Adam... My birthday was yesterday and I didn't ask anyone for anything, so I'm using my birthday wish to ask you - Please make it so we can download our prezis as a single swf, then we can embed in PPT.
well, we have SWF format a couple of months ago, but local flash player security policy required you to allow the folder containing Prezi in flash settings as a safe folder - practically impossible to send and share.
we should look into this again, or rather do a proper PPT export?
I would rather implement PPT features in prezi. I hope this is a more exciting way.
I'm just suggesting that the reality is that PowerPoint isn't going away and some of us (for lots of different reasons) will continue to use it. As much as I love Prezi, I just don't see it ever becoming a standard Presentaiton tool like PowerPoint (Not saying I couldn't be wrong).
Still, in today's reality I think Prezi's market share could only be better if it had some kind of two-way relationship with PowerPoint. PowerPoint within Prezi and a PowerPoint plugin so you can use Prezi as part of a PPT.
If you're going to incorporate features, please take them from Apple's keynote. Keynote has much better features than powerpoint. And, like prezi, it is easier to learn. In fact, even the open office program, presentation, has better features than powerpoint.
how about the other direction: embedding keynote to a prezi? Why do you have to use either powerpoint or keynote?
However, If I could show them how easy it is to load a Prezi into their existing software (or better still pay me to create and insert the prezi) then I forsee a rip roaring trade in Prezi subscriptions coming via my video production company UtmostMedia.co.uk...
PS: Jeff, I'm interested to find out more about the powerpoint flash app you created, what's your URL?
While we'd love to use Prezi for part of our presentations, it's just not practical to use for everything. I'm sure that you must understand that. We'd like to be able to use Prezi for an intro discussion on trends, for example, before we get to all the requisite charts and graphs and other files. In addition, Prezi won't work with much of the additional software that's required of our presentations (webinar tools, recording tools, etc).
We'd love to be able to use Prezi in short spurts for part of our presentations, and I'd imagine that others feel the same way. If it can't be exported and used inside of Keynote or PPT, or if it can't be made into a plugin for both Keynote and PPT, I'm afraid we're not going to be able to use it. That's a shame, because you'll miss out on a very large potential enterprise audience who would've gladly paid for the service.
Putting a Prezi in a Keynote is not possible at all or for the foreseeable future. It's an Apple technical problem, not Prezi's. Keynote doesn't support embedding the right kind of SWF files.
Adam and Peter - we invented a technique of server-side PPT and PPTX generation with embedded ActiveX Flash objects that reference online SWF assets. There are no sandbox security issues. Please email email@example.com if interested. Our Keynote technique is non-flash based and probably doesn't offer anything useful for you.
we'll consider embedding prezi into ppt (but not into keynote as Jeff pointed out) carefully and continue listing to input. Unfortunately this project takes more time than a weekend :) I agree with you data export/import, embedding is a very important feature.
I asked you about the value of PPT, because I wanted to learn about your requirements. Yes, I would like prezi to be real competitor of PPT and I know: now some features are missing.
So Tom mentioned: wmv support.
Linfreeman pointed out with ppt it's possible 'to build up or reduce images while appearing to stay on the same slide.'
This is why I would be very interested in exporting it to a PPT file. It's not so I can use powerpoint. It's so I can ensure my presentation will definitely work when I get there.
I could have done a better job, however, if, at the same time, I could have had access to some of the tools contained in power point. Is any progress being made?
I would like to point out that in order for Prezi to become the next wave in presentation technology, you will have to conquer the enterprise / corporate market. That market is locked into using PPT for at least the foreseeable future - in some cases, because PPT is actually just better, but in other cases due to corporate policies and the like.
Please, for the sake of this great technology, find a way to hook corporates by 'hijacking' their existing PPT installations. Maybe the best way to do this is to create a PPT plugin. The bottom line is that only reason I can't use Prezi in my work environment is because I can't also use PPT at the same time - and that's a real pity for me, and for this great product.
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