SameShow - PowerPoint to Flash Converter to help you convert your PowerPoint to flash Presentation. The conversion (PPT to SWF) retains the original effects with options to customize these.
Pros: Same Show Powerpoint to Flash converter is an application that converts presentations created in MS PowerPoint into flash presentation, suitable for web publication. The conversion process can create optimized presentations that can be e-mailed easily or published for an LMS or even an exe file.
Original parameters of the PPT is retained. Additional customization in terms of voice over, flash graphics etc can be added to make the whole presentation more interactive and personalized.
The application can be used in one of two modes. First is as a plug-in to the PowerPoint program or if there are a large number of presentations to be converted, then as a standalone desktop application.
Settings take care of the required parameters. For example these settings are grouped under Basic, output, playback, audio and background music. Under basic options one could set the conversion mode, font, slide properties, animation play control and hyperlink properties. Frame rate, compression and image quality are settings done in the output set. Password protection, playback properties and action at the end of presentation are the settings done in playback group. Audio bit and sampling rates and background music fad in/out etc are the other choices that can be made.
The application has wonderful interaction screens with a nice soothing color scheme. Interaction starts with a choice of the input file. There’s a default location for output file. Once the “Publish” button is clicked you are presented with a screen to choose the type of output file you need to create. Depending on the choice a set of parameters is asked for. Standards compliance such as SCORM, in case of LMS products is taken care of. EXE mode you can create a auto run CD. For both SWE/web and LMS option, even uploading of the file can be done to the required FTP site.
Cons: Nothing problematic noticed.
Overall this application is a certain 5 star candidate.