When you publish a presentation to the Web, you save a copy of a Web page or Web archive to a specified location, such as a Web server or other available computer. By publishing the presentation instead of merely saving it as a Web page or Web archive, you maintain the original version of the presentation in the .ppt file format, and all the necessary supporting files (including graphics, fonts, and backgrounds) are added to the shared location for you.
1. Open the presentation or Web page you want to publish to the Web.
2. On the File menu, click Save as Web Page.
3. In the File name box, type a name for the Web page.
4. In the Save as type box, do one of the following:
· To save as a Web page and create an associated folder that contains supporting files, such as bullets, background textures, and graphics, select Web Page. This works fine for saving to a Web server when you don't plan to move the presentation.
· To save as a Web archive with all supporting information, such as graphics and other files, contained in a single file, select Web Archive. This works well when you know you'll have to move the presentation or if you want to email it.
5. In the folder list, select a location for the presentation.
6. Click Publish, and then do the following:
· Under Browser support, select Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later.
· To ensure that animations play when the presentation is browsed, click Web Options, select Show slide animation while browsing, and then click OK.
7. To immediately see how your published Web presentation looks in your browser after you have published it, select the Open published Web page in browser check box.
8. Click Publish.
Now you can send the link, or the Web archive file itself, to your audience members.
Create and distribute a self-running Power Point presentation.
Self-running presentations are a great way to communicate information without having to have someone available to run a slide show presentation. For example, you might want to set up a presentation to run unattended in a booth or kiosk at a trade show or convention, or send a CD with a self-running slide show to a client.
You can make most controls unavailable so that users can't make changes to the presentation. A self-running presentation restarts when it has finished and also when it has been idle on a manually advanced slide for longer than five minutes.
Interactive options for a self-running presentation
When designing a self-running presentation, you'll want to keep the environment in mind- for example, whether the booth or kiosk will be in an unmonitored public place or whether supervision will be available. The answer will help you determine what elements you add to your presentation, how much control you give users, and what steps you need to take to prevent misuse.
Options you might want to consider when designing a self-running presentation include:
· Automatic or manual timings You can set up a presentation to run by itself with automatic timings, or you can set it so that users can move through it at their own pace by using the mouse to click action buttons for navigation. If you set up a slide show to be browsed at a kiosk, mouse clicks are ignored unless they're on objects with hyperlinks or action buttons.
· Hyperlinks and Action buttons You can use hyperlinks to move through the presentation or to jump to other slides and programs. Action buttons (PowerPoint's predefined navigation buttons) can give your presentation the look and familiarity of a Web page, with buttons for Home, Help, Back, Next, and so on.
· Voice narration You can add recorded narration that plays with your presentation.
· Capture user input You can use the ActiveX controls that come with PowerPoint to create a response slide in your presentation. For example, you can add a text box in which people can enter their names and addresses to receive further information.
· Setting and rehearsing slide show timings
You can set timings for your slides manually, or you can set them automatically while you rehearse.