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21
may

YouTube videos in your SlideBoom presentation
Category: Announcements, Articles, Development, PowerPoint, Tips&Tricks | 3 Comments »

How about a YouTube video broadcasted from one of your slides? Hosted on SlideBoom or embedded anywhere on the web, your presentation can have a YouTube video inserted right into it without sending your viewer to any external resource.

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How do you do this? It’s quite simple. Just download one of the iSpring 4.2 PowerPoint add-ins. Even the free version of this PowerPoint to Flash software supports YouTube video insertion. Click the YouTube icon on iSpring panel in your PowerPoint and paste a selected YouTube video URL into the appropriate field. You are also offered to watch a tutorial on how to make it happen.

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And what’s particularly great about it is that your presentation can be published directly to SlideBoom afterwards. Just select it as your output file final destination and specify your SlideBoom account details.

So, as you see it’s probably more complicated to pick out the right YouTube clip than all that it takes to insert it into your online presentation. Here is a demo presentation with a YouTube video inserted:


14
may

Presentation Contest 2009 is coming up soon
Category: Announcements | No Comments »

We are happy to announce that we are hosting a major event – SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009. This contest is a unique opportunity to reveal your creative potential and experience and to get a professional expertise of your presentation.

Applicants are welcome to submit their works from 18 May to 21 June inclusive. Winners will be announced on 30 June 2009.

The top three winners will be awarded valuable prizes like SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009 Winner Cup, a lifetime subscription for PRO  account, advanced iSpring Presenter software and Gold Award badge.

All the members of SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009 group will get Contest Participant badges HTML codes to post at their competing presentation page.

Hurry up! Remember that the sooner you upload your applicant slideshow, the more votes you can collect throughout the Contest timeframe!

Learn more at the official Contest page.

07
may

SlideBoom now supports Open Document Presentation format
Category: Announcements, PowerPoint | 4 Comments »

Today I have a short, but nice and important announcement.

SlideBoom now supports files of Open Document Presentation format. ODP format is used in free office suites like OpenOffice, NeoOffice or IBM Lotus Symphony and proprietary software packages like Sun Microsystems’ StarOffice . This would definately expand SlideBoom community as it now is available for a whole lot of the above software users.

Even if you are a Microsoft Office user and SlideBoom has been your service since its launch, you win from .odp format support too. Just think of all those people who will join SlideBoom. This means that you gain a new and numerous audience! Is not that pleasing?