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Meet a new blog writer
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Hi, my name is Sofia Chervakova. I’m here to help out with blog writing as Slava is getting way too busy with the rest of his responsibilities.

Getting acquainted with all the SlideBoom particulars is a lot of fun for me. Plus, I really find this website very serviceable. So, my pleasure to write about its upgrades and news.

Hope to be useful with important announcements and necessary information on development, PowerPoint, tips and subtle tricks.

Please, feel free to contact me by posting a comment whenever you have any questions.


SlideBoom allows to filter presentations by language
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SlideBoom has been a global web site since its launch. You can find presentations in 40+ languages there. It is a good idea to filter out presentations and view only those which you can understand.  Fortunately, SlideBoom now gives you such an ability. Choose the language you speak or understand at the “Presentations” page and enjoy viewing!

You may notice that your presentations has a language field now and the field has a value with postfix “(Detected)”. Yes, SlideBom does detect the language of your presentation automatically if it contains any text of course :) If your presentation contains only photos and you typed just a couple of words at your slides, SlideBoom will not be able to detect language of your presentation. Anyway the most accurate way to tell other people what language is used in your presentation is to set the “Language” field manually. You can specify the language of your presentation while uploading it or change the language later by editing details of the presentation.

If you have any questions, please post them right here in comments.


Insert SlideBoom presentations into your WordPress blog
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SlideBoom generates the special embed code for WordPress now. You can find it under the text “Embed into WordPress” at a presentation view page.

It is very easy to use this code. Just paste it into your post as a regular text and you’re done. All the magic is done by SlideBoom plugin for WordPress. Download and install our plugin once and be happy forever :)

This blog also uses WordPress engine, and you can see here how it works:


Meet a New SlideBoom!
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We have just updated SlideBoom to the version 0.9.2. This release includes many improvements. You must already noticed a new appearance of the SlideBoom and I’m going to tell you about other improvements and new features.

  1. Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down instead of Rate
  2. Presentation rating was replaced with thumbs up/down. Now there is no start, only a positive or negative number. We hope this we will help us to get you more feedback from presentation viewers.

  3. Graphics comments
  4. Here will be a special post about this feature. You can take a look at the example for now.

  5. Redesigned presentation page
  6. Now it is easier to share your presentation. Go head and you will see it!

Enjoy SlideBoom!


New feature in SlideBoom Player: Auto Hide Navigation Panel
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Do you think the navigation panel of the SlideBoom player is not necessary when you are watching a cool slide show in full screen? If so, you can now easily hide and show the navigation panel of the presentation player using auto hide feature. Even if the navigation panel is not visible, you can switch slides using mouse cursor at the left or right side of the slide:

Here is how to use this new feature:

  1. Switch to full screen mode.
  2. Click “Auto Hide” button.
  3. Move your mouse cursor away from navigation panel.

Navigation panel will disappear after step 3. To get the navigation panel back, move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen where the navigation panel was before.

That’s it.


New feature in SlideBoom Player: Transcriptions
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Now you can view slide transcriptions directly in the presentation player while viewing a presentation. This is especially useful when a presentation doesn’t have audio narrations. Here is the video that shows how to use this new feature:


Scheduled Maintenance: Saturday, April 19th, 08:30 GMT
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SlideBoom will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday April 19th starting from 08:30 GMT. Overall down time may be up to 4 hours. We apologize for inconvenience.

Update (12:30 GMT): Maintenance work has been completed. The web site is back up and running.


Now you can allow others to download your PowerPoint presentations
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As you probably know SlideBoom converts PowerPoint presentations into compact Flash movies that you can embed into any site on the web. PowerPoint presentations itself are kept privately by default.

Today we have added a special option for downloading original PowerPoint presentation from SlideBoom. If you want to share your original PowerPoint presentation. All you need to do is:

  1. Go to “My Account”, then to “My Presentations” page
  2. Click “Edit” link under the thumbnail of your presentation on this page
  3. Click the check box next to “I allow to download my PowerPoint presentation to anyone online” at the “Edit presentation” page

And those with whom you want to share your original PowerPoint presentation will be able to download it by clicking the “Download” link on the presentation page.

That’s it! If you have any questions, please a comment here.

Note: this option is not available for presentations that were uploaded with iSpring Free PowerPoint add-in.


We have launched!
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Hi, my name is Slava Uskov. I’m a project manager of SlideBoom.
I am going to write any useful info regarding SlideBoom into this blog. I hope it will help you to know more about SlideBoom.

Today we have made SlideBoom open to any person in the world. A lot of work have been done so far and much more needs to be done in future. Our goal is to make SlideBoom a perfect place for sharing PowerPoint presentations and its discussions on the web. We will do our best to achieve this goal, so keep in touch and you will see it :)

Please, feel free to express you opinion and ask questions in your comments. We appreciate it. Thank you!

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