Sunday, August 26, 2007

Creating Tutorials & Demos – Commerical Software Converters

Just a reminder, classes start next week. In a month or two you will begin preparing for class presentations. For those that have been following the tutorial creation series I'm sorry about last week.

That was painful but I needed to show you that you could use your existing programs to get tutorials and demonstration on the Internet. Using those tools it is possible but time intensive and challenging. It does not have to be that way.

There are commercial products that can make the process easier. And yes money can be an issue but if you think you might create a lot of tutorials and demonstrations these products can save you time and money.

Commercial PowerPoint to Flash Animation Converters

If you absolutely need to use PowerPoint but you don’t want to hassle with 2+ programs to create a tutorial then you should evaluate these programs. The good news is that you can download a trial version to see if it meets your needs before purchasing.

FlashPoint

Flash Point PowerPoint to Flash Converter is relatively inexpensive product that seems to be good for simple image/audio presentations. Here is a demonstration tutorial. Product users have a gallery page of presentations that they have created.


SwishPresenter

Swish Presenter is a PowerPoint to Flash animation converter. Features that are included are the ability to add voice narration and transition effects. Visit Swishzone to view a slide demo created by the product.

Wild Presenter Product Line

Wild Presenter can help you construct a presentation from your photos or make it easy to transfer Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to a Flash animation format. You can view a demonstration of this product by clicking the product photo.

2 comments:

King Marsh said...

Just add one more converter for consideration.

Wondershare PPT2Flash Standard:Convert PowerPoint to animated Flash with slide thumbnail
http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash.html

See an example:
http://www.sameshow.com/ppt2flash/powerpoint-to-flash-sample2.html

Jack Chrysler said...

I tried this and it fits my needs.
http://ppt2swfsdk.com/Download.aspx