Monday, November 30, 2009

Broadcast Slideshows in MS PowerPoint 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 has been given a technical preview and is set to release in time with their latest OS Windows 7. MS PowerPoint 2010 comes with a host of newly added features. You can now embed a video from an online site like YouTube or Hulu in MS PowerPoint 2010 and even trim and format the video inside PowerPoint without any external video editors. Also the newly added ‘Sections’ feature makes it easy to organize and work with large number of slides.

Giving a Presentation remotely has never been easier. With MS PowerPoint 2010’s advanced Broadcasting capabilities, you can even broadcast Slide Shows with embedded video. Start broadcasting your SlideShow by clicking on the Broadcast Slide Show icon on the Slide Show ribbon. Make sure you are connected to the Internet before starting.

slideshow ribbon broadcast slide show

In the following window, you can choose to use either Microsoft PowerPoint Live or your own broadcasting service. Click on ‘Create Broadcast’ (see left side image below) and you will then be prompted by the .NET Passport wizard (right side image below) to connect to Microsoft PowerPoint Live using your Windows Live ID. The .NET Passport wizard is used to set up an account the first time you are broadcasting. From the next time onwards, you can automatically connect to Microsoft PowerPoint Live with your Windows Live ID.

choose broadcast service broadcast .NET passport wizard

Once you give your Windows Live ID and Password, PowerPoint starts connecting to the Broadcasting service.

broadcast connecting to MS PowerPoint Live

After a successful connection, you are given a link to the broadcast presentation which is hosted on Office LiveApps website for the duration of your presentation.

slide show link

You can send this link to your audience by clicking on ‘Send in Email…’ which brings up Microsoft Outlook 2010 in ‘Compose mail’ mode with the Slide Show link included in the message. You can also simply copy this link and send it to your colleagues or clients in any other way you like. Click on ‘Start Slide Show’ when your remote viewers are ready.


broadcast ribbon

Your audience will be able to connect to your Presentation by opening the link you sent to them in any browser. Till your Slide Show starts, they will be able to see a “Waiting for broadcast to begin…” message in the browser window. The Broadcast link given for the Slide Show is session based and so it exists only till your Slide Show lasts. Once you stop broadcasting the Slideshow by clicking on ‘End Broadcast’ icon on the Broadcast ribbon, a “Service Unavailable” message is shown. At any time during the presentation, you can send invitations for more people to join from the ‘Send Invitations’ icon in the Broadcast ribbon (see image to the right).

Go through the Slides in your Presentation and your remote audience will immediately see the new slide. They can view the Slide Show on Full Screen by clicking on the ‘View Full Screen’ icon. The Office drop down menu currently does not include any options except ‘More Information’.

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How to Compress Media Files for Optimal Broadcasting?

Broadcasting is more fun with MS PowerPoint 2010 as you can easily broadcast a video embedded inside your presentation. A new feature of PowerPoint 2010 lets you compress the embedded video in a way suitable for online streaming. Video embedding is one of the newly added features in MS PowerPoint 2010. You can either embed a link to a video on your hard drive or the video file itself in your Presentation Slides. Now that you can broadcast this embedded video, you may need to optimize it’s size to make it more bandwidth-friendly so that your audience would not experience the streaming delay.

MS PowerPoint 2010 lets you easily compress all the media files in your presentation from it’s BackStage view. So before you start broadcasting your presentation, click on the Office Icon image to go ‘BackStage’. In the ‘Info’ menu, you will be able to see all the details of the Presentation file. Click on ‘Compress Media’ and choose a quality of your choice to let PowerPoint save bandwidth by reducing the size of all media files in your Presentation. For broadcasting, you may choose ‘Internet Quality’ which optimizes the media files for online streaming. Choose ‘Presentation Quality’ if you want to save your Slideshow on your hard disk.

The ‘Compress Media’ option is available only when you have embedded the video inside the Presentation and not if you only linked to the video file present in your hard disk. Check out ‘Embedding, Editing and Formatting Video in MS PowerPoint 2010’ for more information.

broadcast media files compression

PowerPoint 2010 removes the trimmed and unwanted portions of video and image files when compressing them. A video file embedded in our presentation was reduced by more than 90% in size with the ‘Internet Quality’ compression (see image below). The video file was trimmed and formatted to lesser dimensions using PowerPoint’s inbuilt video editing capabilities.broadcast video file compressed

You can always revert back the media files to their original quality after broadcasting is completed by going BackStage and clicking on ‘Undo’ in the ‘Compress Media’ drop down menu.

undo media compression

If your remote viewers are using a different screen resolution, you can change the resolution of your Slideshow by clicking on the ‘Resolution’ drop down menu in the Slide Show ribbon. Various Screen resolutions like 640x480, 800x600,1024x768,1280x768 etc are available. Select ‘Use Current Resolution’ if you want to get back to your original screen resolution.

broadcast slideshow set resolution

So what are you waiting for? Make use of MS PowerPoint’s Slide Show features by creating Slide Shows with your family photos and videos and start broadcasting them to your friends!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Moyea Launches Black Friday Promotion Cutting HALF Price to PowerPoint to DVD and Video Converters


Moyea Software discounts the whole PowerPoint converter series, including PPT to DVD Burner Pro/Lite/Edu, PPT to Video Converter Pro/Edu, PPT to Flash and Office to PDF Converters, to 50% of a regular price in the coming Black Friday Promotion after Thanksgiving.


Shenzhen, P.R. China – November 25, 2009, -- Moyea Software (, a dedicate developer specialized in multimedia PowerPoint, DVD, Flash and Video converters and players, announced today a holistic Black Friday Special Sales over its key PowerPoint products, saving up to 50% for new and existing customers in this Thanksgiving season.

"Thanksgiving Day is more giving than selling. Thanks to the complaints as well as the complements from Moyea’s honest customers, we have made sustainable strides on bettering our products and services". Said Steven, CEO of Moyea Software Co., Ltd, "Now it is time for us to give our sincere gratitude to our God, the respectful Moyea customers from every corner of the world. We are to back feed you with a thankful discount on Moyea’s entire presentation software line. "

Here is a grasp at the Black Friday Promotion of Moyea PowerPoint-based solutions:

1. PPT to DVD Burner Tribe:

Moyea rolls out 3 different editions for users to burn a PowerPoint presentation to DVD, respectively as PPT to DVD Burner Pro (the most comprehensive in form and function), Lite (the simplified alternative) and Edu (the special offer to the e-Learning staff). All the three have the dual capability of converting PowerPoint to polish DVD and video, while keeping every subtlety – animation, transition, sound, narration, movie clip to output DVDs and videos. Each of the three PowerPoint to DVD and video burners is given at a $20 discount during Thanksgiving 2009.

2. PPT to Video Converter Tribe:

As to creating seamless video from PowerPoint content for web or mobile use, users are flexible to choose from Moyea another 3 editions – PPT to Video Converter Pro, able to output PowerPoint to 23 video formats including ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV and VOB for Internet distribution and mobile broadcasting; PPT to FLV Converter, dedicated to creating web-welcome flash movie in FLV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3G2; PPT to Video Converter Edu, the privilege edition for teachers and learners, the same as the Pro in functionalities but lower in price. Users can save up to 50% from the PowerPoint to video tribe.

More details on the Big Black Friday Sales, go to the Thanksgiving Discount page:

System Requirements and Availability
Moyea PowerPoint to DVD and Video Converters support Windows 7, Windows XP/2000/NT/Vista. The Black Friday Promotion for Moyea presentation products is available from Wednesday, November 25, to December 7, 2009.

Related Links

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PowerPoint to Video:

About Moyea

Moyea Software ( is an expert software provider g of digital multimedia solutions, branded with converters for PowerPoint, DVD, video and PDF, media players and video downloaders. It focuses on delivering affordable, quality software programs to simplify and enhance your digital experience.

Leawo Triggers Thanksgiving Special Sales - 50% Off on PowerPoint to DVD, Video and Flash Converters

Summary: Leawo Software announces “50% saving” Thanksgiving Special Offers on the PowerPoint to DVD, Video and FLV converters in the late November.

Shenzhen, P.R. China (November 24, 2009) - Leawo Software (, a fast growing developer of freeware and shareware regarding DVD, Video, Flash and PowerPoint, now announced the 2009 Thanksgiving Special Sales on its 3 Windows presentation converters (i.e. PowerPoint to DVD, PowerPoint to Video, PowerPoint to Flash), paring 33% to 50% down for customers in the holiday of gratitude.

According to Jing Liang, Sales Manager of Leawo Software, “The promotion of these presentation tools will last 2 weeks, from Nov 24 to Dec 7, 2009, a dozen of days beyond the Thanksgiving holiday.” Considering that the big shopping season from Black Friday may cause a financial burden to some budget-tight families, Leawo is now giving an up to half cut on the 3 best-selling PowerPoint conversion programs as gift of Thanksgiving.

Below Follows A Brief Introduction to Leawo Presentation Tools on Thanksgiving Sales:

PowerPoint to DVD Converter - Burns a PowerPoint presentation (.ppt, .pps, .pptx, .ppsx) onto a blank DVD as well as converts PowerPoint files to video of 23 formats at one go, keep all the original effects like animations, sounds, transitions, movie clips and internal links to the output. It provides users with beautiful DVD menu templates, allows them to record a voice, shift their DVD slideshow mode, add in a trademark or avatar as logo on the DVD slideshow, and etc. Regular unit price at $99.95, now $59.95 available for Thanksgiving. Saves $40 (nearly 33% off)

PowerPoint to Video Converter - Turns PowerPoint files to lossless video in any popular format, e.g. ASF, AVI, WMV, MPEG, MP4, FLV, VOB, TS, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, RM, DAT, supportable not only for online video sharing services like YouTube, MetaCafe, Facebook, Company websites, individual blogs, but for mobile devices like iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, PMP, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360 and more. Regular unit price at $49.95, now $25.95 available for Thanksgiving. Saves $24 (about 50% off)

PowerPoint to Flash Converter - Creates small, web-friendly flash movies out of PowerPoint content. The conversion tool outputs up to 12 PPT files to efficient flash video in .flv, .mp4, .mov, .3gp or .3g2, making the PowerPoint stuff easier to email and quicker to access online. Regular unit price at $39.95, now $19.95 available for Thanksgiving. Saves $20 (about 50% off)

For more details about the Thanksgiving promotion, explore in the page:

System Requirements: The three PowerPoint converters above run on Win7, Windows XP/2000/2003/NT/Vista.

Related Download Links
PowerPoint to DVD:

PowerPoint to Video:

PowerPoint to Flash:

About Leawo

As a multimedia solution provider, Leawo specializes in processing and broadcasting media software to integrate the Internet and people’s daily life. It provides both Windows and Mac products ranging from DVD Converters, Video Converters, FLV Converters to PowerPoint Converters.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Convert PowerPoint to PDF in PowerPoint 2010

There are some new exciting changes in Office 2010 and they are appreciated by the community. The best way to convert a Word document , Excel spreadsheet, and PowerPoint presentation into PDF format was to use Moyea PowerPoint to PDF Converter and other similar apps. Not anymore.

Yes, you heard it right. Office 2010 includes a build-in option to convert documents, spreadsheets,and powerpoints into PDF format.

Go to File > Share and select Create PDF/XPS Document under File Types.

Create PDF document office 2010

Now hit the Create a PDF/XPS button on the right pane and you will see a new dialog window. Here you can select two PDF types – Standard or Minimum size.

Standard document has better quality and can be used to publish on the web and print, while the Minimum size is useful if you want to quickly publish the document online.

save word 2010 pdf

If you want to change any additional options, click the Options button and you can then apply the changes in the new dialog window.

It preserves the fonts, formatting, and images as shown in the screenshot below.

Word and PDF comparison

According to MS once it has been converted to PDF document, editing it will not be an easy task.

Before the arrival of this feature in Office 2010 there was another method apart from using Moyea PowerPoint to PDF Converter. The method involved uploading document to Google Docs and then downloading it as PDF document.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

How to Convert a Presentation to WMV with PowerPoint 2010

Circumstances may arise that require you to convert your presentation to video for posting to the web, viewing on portable devices such as the Zune, or making it so that the user doesn’t need PowerPoint to watch the presentation.

1. Open the desired PowerPoint 2010 presentation.

2. Go to the Ribbon, click File and select Share.

3. Under the File Types section, select Create a Video.

4. In the far right pane, select the quality of video that you wish to create.

5. In the far right pane, select the whether you want to use Recorded Timings and Narrations.

6. Finally, select the number of seconds to spend on each slide and click the Create Video button.

7. The Save As window will appear. Browse to the location that the video file is to be saved to. Input a name for the file and click the Save button.

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Public Betas for Office 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, and SharePoint Server 2010 Download

As expected, the public betas for Office 2010, Project 2010, Visio 2010, and SharePoint Server 2010 have now been posted for download by Microsoft. The beta is available in seven languages (more than any other Office beta program in the past): English, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, French, and German. Office Mobile 2010 (which includes mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and, SharePoint Workspace Mobile 2010) is available for download from the Windows Marketplace for Mobile for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones.

At the time of writing, the Office 2010 Beta webpage on still gives the following message: "The Office 2010 Beta will be available soon. Please come back later and try again." The download links are starting to appear in other places though. For example, the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta (which includes Word, Excel PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Communicator, and SharePoint Workspace) is available in 32-bit and 64-bit over at (registration required). The portal that seems like the best starting point for learning more about the whole 2010 wave of Microsoft products is actually In addition to the Office 2010 beta, the Microsoft Download Center has the rest of the downloads, so we've compiled the following list of all the related links Microsoft has posted:

For reference, here are the Office 2010 system requirements:

  • Computer and processor: 500MHz processor or higher
  • Memory: 256MB of RAM or higher
  • Hard disk: 3GB; a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard disk.
  • Display: 1024 × 768 or higher-resolution monitor; 1024 × 576 or higher for Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and Word 2010
  • Operating system: Windows XP with SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXML 6.0 installed, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). Terminal Server and Windows on Windows (WOW) (which allows installing 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating systems) are supported.
  • Additional: Requirements and product functionality can vary based on the system configuration and operating system. Use of graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64MB or higher video memory.

The most ambitious goal Microsoft is striving for with Office 2010 is making it available via a familiar experience across the PC, phone, and browser. Office 2010 is the first release of the productivity suite that will come in 32-bit and 64-bit flavors and on one DVD no less. In addition to the five editions of Office 2010 announced in July 2009 that are in Technical Preview, and the ad-supported one announced last month, Microsoft is also working on the Office Web Apps: Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. As of September 2009 they were in the Technical Preview status but this week they moved into beta. Last month, rumors swirled around Office Mobile 7, the last piece of the Office puzzle we've heard the least about, being ready for Spring 2010.

Last month, Microsoft announced it would close down the Office 2010 Technical Preview Program to make room for the public beta. Earlier this week, Microsoft gave MSDN and TechNet subscribers to the above downloads, and now it is making them available to the public.

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