Posts Tagged ‘OS10.6’

Combining PowerPoint Slideshows

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

A new workflow feature in OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is the ability to combine PowerPoint slideshows. This should be very helpful for people who want to combine slideshows created from soaMDID images or personal images with slideshows generated from ARTstor. I have created an app saved from a workflow; the link is below.

PP 2008 OS 10.6 slideshow combiner.app

As I said in my previous post, once the zipped file is downloaded, double-click to un-zip the app and save it to your desktop or elsewhere for future use. Once you start the app, use the command key and mouse clicks to select more than one slideshow then click on the choose button.  Be patient as it combines the slideshows.

NOTE: This can be used to combine ppt OR pptx files, but it will crash if you try to combine ppt AND pptx files.

New Image Importer for PowerPoint

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

With a recent upgrade to OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), I discovered that the workflow for importing groups of images into PowerPoint no longer works. It is now upgraded for OS 10.6 and saved as an app (rather than a workflow), and a link is below. Two improvements have been added:

  1. You can now select multiple folders of images at the same time. All will be combined into one PowerPoint slideshow.
  2. You can choose a top level folder or folders and the script will select all jpeg or jpg images within the folder(s).

PP 2008 OS 10.6 batch image importer.app

Once the zipped file is downloaded, double-click to un-zip the app and save it to your desktop or elsewhere for future use.

Simply double-click the app, navigate to the image folder(s), select, and click on choose. A PowerPoint slideshow will be created with the images. Note that it’s best to not have an already existing PowerPoint slideshow open when you do this.

As with the previous importing workflow, if you have images that are 1024 pixels wide but taller than 768 (or an equivalent ratio), you will see that the images bleed off the bottom of the slide. It’s fairly easy to spot these and resize them as needed.