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14
aug

A new SlideBoom privacy feature.
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | 7 Comments »

SlideBoom offers you a new option that limits an access to your presentation.
All you need to do is to share a secret link with potential viewers of your creation.
To generate this link check “Give me a secret url” and press “Save” button in editing window:

Copy the url code and send it out to whoever you want to show you presentation to. It’s that easy!

Important! Make sure “I want my presentation to be available to anyone online” option is not ticked in the same editing window. It disables a secret url code creating, and your presentation will be public.

14
aug

Want more feedback? Easy with graphic commenting feature!
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | No Comments »

Graphic comment feature widens your abilities for creative presentation commenting. Want to draw attention to an important spot? Just highlight it!

To activate a set of graphic tools click a pen button on the player toolbar as shown below.

Both pen and highlighter are easy handled, and various colors and brush sizes are to your choice. Plus, you are always free to erase what you have scribbled.
With a “thumb-up” and “thumb-down” you also are able to express your positive or negative attitude to the given comments.

Why don’t share a comment that you liked/disliked or add it to your own blog? Just go to “Share comment” and copy a necessary link.

If you see a comment that you consider to be defiant, click white flag button to complain.

14
aug

No limits now! SlideBoom supports PowerPoint 2007
Category: Announcements, PowerPoint | No Comments »

Have a number of winning PowerPoint 2007 presentations and want to share
them with the world? Their time has come! SlideBoom welcomes PowerPoint
2007 files. Now both pptx and ppsx formats are supported with the
highest level of accuracy.

Not long ago some of our users saved their 2007 presentations to
PowerPoint 2003 format to publish them to SlideBoom. And now SlideBoom
gives you an advantage to create dynamic and bright presentations using
PowerPoint 2007, upload them to SlideBoom and share ideas with the wide
audience!

We always try to make  our portal more convenient, more interesting and
catching for everyone. More formats, more opportunities…and there are no
limits now!

13
aug

Meet a new blog writer
Category: Announcements | 1 Comment »

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.

02
jun

How to embed large sound files into your PowerPoint presentation?
Category: PowerPoint, Tips&Tricks | 2 Comments »

Well, if you want to upload a presentation with audio narrations to SlideBoom, the most easy and fast way to do it is to use the iSpring Free PowerPoint add-in that works perfectly with SlideBoom. Then you will not need to care about the tricks that will go later in this post. But if you would like to open your presentation without any problems at another computer or to upload your presentation to SlideBoom from web browser, then read further.

Recently we’ve received a question about embedding large audio files in PowerPoint presentations. The tricky thing is that PowerPoint doesn’t allow to embed large .wav files by default. You need to adjust some “advanced” settings to allow this. This restriction works only for .wav files. If you have .mp3 files, you won’t encounter this problem. I think many people use a recorded speech saved as .wav file in their presentation and they don’t want to care about encoding their .wav files into .mp3 that is very compact format though.

So if you need to embed large .wav files into your PowerPoint presentation, please follow my instructions below. These instructions are for PowerPoint 2007 but I am sure you can do the same things with the previous versions.

  1. Open PowerPoint and select “More Commands” in the menu as shown in the picture:
  2. Click “Advanced” tab at the left side of the dialog and scroll to the “Save” options:
  3. Type something that works for you in the field “Link sounds with file size greater than:”. For example I typed 20500 for 20 megs. The maximum value is 50000 that is about 50 megs.

That’s it. Let me know if you have any problems.

30
may

SlideBoom allows to filter presentations by language
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | No Comments »

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.

26
may

Insert SlideBoom presentations into your WordPress blog
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | 3 Comments »

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:

07
may

Meet a New SlideBoom!
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | No Comments »

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!

06
may

New feature in SlideBoom Player: Auto Hide Navigation Panel
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | No Comments »

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.

22
apr

New feature in SlideBoom Player: Transcriptions
Category: Announcements, Tips&Tricks | No Comments »

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:

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