Video - Convert PowerPoint to Flash Video
Posted by ATC Staff on 14 March 2012 12:28 PM
Converting a PowerPoint presentation to a Flash Video file
First you need to install a free program called iSpring Free 5 the install file is available to download here: iSpring Free 5.
Double click the file to begin the installation.
Click "next" twice.
Check the box labeled "I accept the terms".
Click "next" two more times.
You then are given the option to open iSpring Free 5. Go ahead and open it, a window opens that gives the option of opening PowerPoint. Do open PowerPoint.
iSpring Free 5 is an "add on" that appears inside of your existing PowerPoint program. Once it has been installed you will notice a new option in the main toolbar at the top of the PowerPoint window. The new tab is to the right of the "Developer" tab and it is labeled "iSpring Free". When you click on the new "iSpring Free" tab in the toolbar there will be three new option sections: Publish, Insert, and About. The Publish options are "quick publish" and "publish".
Open the PowerPoint presentation that you wish to convert to flash.
Choose the "publish" option and a dialog box appears where you can choose different options for how your flash presentation will appear. The default settings will usually be fine however, make sure that the "Presentation Title" is as you would like it and that the "destination" is the correct location where you want the flash file to be stored.
Now click "Publish" in the lower right of the dialog box.
The publishing process may take a few minutes if the presentation is large.
When the conversion is complete the folder where the new files are stored opens so you can see the new files and a web browser window opens so you can see the Flash presentation in action.
The folder that opens contains the Flash file and an html page. the html page contains the embed code that can be used to embed the presentation into moodle or other websites for viewing.
iSpring Free 5 is also available from http://www.ispringsolutions.com/free_powerpoint_to_flash_converter.html
Power Point files can be very large. Often students will go and print a whole PowerPoint that was uploaded to Moodle by an instructor wasting large amounts of paper and ink.