How to save powerpoint presentation into a movie

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I want to save a powerpoint presentation as movie. How do I do this?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Bit of a hack but you could capture the screen then show the presentation.

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mayan (mayan-molina) said :

I'm sorry actionparsnip but I don't get what you mean.

 I want to save the powerpoint presentation as movie so the slides will just continue to show one after another and no need to click.

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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

You can run a slide show automatically from the command line in a terminal with a command like

soffice -show filename.odp

If you are not familiar with using the command line in a terminal, you can use Alt-F2 and enter the command.

If you put the file on the Desktop, the command you want will be like

soffice -show ~/Desktop/filename.odp

For a slide show to continue without any action from you, it will need to be set up with automatic transitions from slide to slide.

Hope that helps


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mayan (mayan-molina) said :

Hi Tony,

I don't know if I missed a step but I tried to follow your instruction. I did not succeed; instead there was this notice that it "does not exist."

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Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said :

You probably did not get the file name right in the command.

If you are using the command line, make sure you change into the folder where the file is before you run the command. That way you only need the file name.

If you use Alt-F2, you need the full path name, which is why I suggested you put it on the Desktop as this give a fairly simple path name.

The other thing you need to watch out for is if the file name or any part of the path name has spaces in it. If it does, then you need to enclose the file name or path name in quotes, like this:

soffice -show "~/Desktop/file name.odp"

If you are still have a problem, tell me what your file name is and what folder it is in. Also the full text of any message.

It is hard for me to guess what the problem is if you do not tell me exactly what you are doing :-)


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