From Andrew Wed May 1 16:51:50 1996 Article: 62553 of comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html From: Andrew Long
Subject: RE: power point to HTML.. Date: Fri, 19 Apr 96 04:02:29 GMT-1:00 Organization: Longview Publishing [...] There is also a new product called the ActiveX PowerPoint publisher and viewer or something like that. The publisher lets you publish PowerPoint presentations (complete with animation and sound) on the web, provided of course the client has the ActiveX viewer installed. the viewer supports inline viewing of the presentations on Netscape 2.0 and MSIE 2.0 and later. It's available on Microsoft's PowerPoint page. http://www.microsoft.com/mspowerpoint/internet/activexplayer/default.htm From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Oct 16 15:20:16 1995 Article: 27245 of comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html From: email@example.com (Dave Morris) Subject: Re: MS powerpoint-to-HTML Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 06:27:51 -0500 ... I use a Macintosh but I can convert Windows PPT files just as well. I use the Mac to read the PPT file and save it as a Macintosh Scrapbook file. I then use the batch mode of Graphic Converter to convert the Scrapbook (PICT) format file into GIF files (one for each slide). Works great for me. From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Oct 16 13:41:36 1995 Article: 27000 of comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html From: email@example.com Subject: Re: MS powerpoint-to-HTML Date: 12 Oct 95 07:50:06 -0500 Organization: University of Northern Iowa ... I haven't found anything to convert native .PPT files directly to HTML. PowerPoint can save to .RTF format, so I can suggest two approaches from there. 1. Use a utility like RTF2HTML, which generates an HTML file. This works, but when I tried it I didn't like the appearance and found myself tinkering with the result. 2. So I wrote (in QuickBASIC 4.5 compiler, so should work on all PC-type machines) a converter I'm calling PPT2HTML. I just finished the initial version of this, and am aware of no bugs (but that doesn't mean there aren't some lurking). I've tried it with versions of PowerPoint from 3 through the new Windows 95 version. You run it with the name of a PowerPoint-generated .RTF file, and it creates an HTML file including an initial list of all main topics and a link to the section of the outline. The disadvantage of my program is that you just get the outline--not any embedded figures (you could add links to these manually). This might not be useful to your colleagues. At the moment, my program (which I'm going to provide free--not shareware) is available in two ways: (a) a uuencoded copy of the executable file, or (b) a sourcecode listing. In either case, if you're interested, send me an email request. -------- Andy Gilpin, Dept. of Psychology, |Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Univ. of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, |Phone: (319) 273-6104 Iowa 50614-0505 | From email@example.com Sat Jul 8 18:43:35 1995 Subject: info on converters Powerpoint to HTML Date: Sat, 08 Jul 95 18:44:40 +0200 ... I used webify for PPT to HTML. It's good. The result is not VERY useful though. Author: Steve Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) From email@example.com Thu Jun 30 11:30:37 1994 Article: 777 of comp.infosystems.www.providers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Smith & Chapman) Subject: Re: PowerPoint to html? Date: 25 Jun 1994 07:25:59 -0300 Organization: Nova Scotia Technology Network ... I have used the following methods with some success on PPT 3.0 for Windows - I haven't yet tried it out on my Mac yet: 1. for just getting the occasional graphic out of PPT, I open the presentation in PPT, select and COPY the graphic. (Sometimes an UNGROUP is necessary to separate the elements that I want). Then, I open up a bit-map painter - like Paintbrush, that comes with windows. PASTE the picture in. Save as a .bmp. Open the .bmp in Lview and save as a .gif. Whew! What a pain! Not very elegant - but for small stuff on a rainy day... 2. for actually LINKING to a PPT presentation in its entirety, I use a different approach. I define the PowerPoint Viewer, that comes with PPT 3.0, as a MOSAIC VIEWER for files with extensions .PPT. (In the Windoze version of Mosaic - this requires that you humble yourself once again by trying to set up one of those stupid damn .INI files). Hence when your URL points to a .PPT file, Mosaic will launch the viewer and put the presentation in full screen mode. An ESC key returns to Mosaic proper. Of course this approach requires that all you clients have the PPT viewer - a sad limitation - so it may not work in your instance. I have not found anything yet that will just CONVERT an entire presentation to, say, a bunch of HTML pages. Oh well. Hope this helps in some small way. regards, Frazer.