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    PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    How do I convert a powerpoint file to a PDF file with the transitions intact?

    I can convert it without the transitions but this is not what I want.

    I have PP 2002 & 2003 and Acrobat 5 & 8

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    PDF files don't support transitions or animations, so I don't think you can preserve them when you convert a PowerPoint presentation to PDF format.

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Hi Hans and Allan

    I have Acrobat 7 (not 5 or 8)

    You can preserve simple animations and transitions from PowerPoint. In PowerPoint from the PDF maker menu choose "Change Conversion settings" and make sure that preserve Transitions and Preserve Animations are ticked. You must use only one simple animation per slide eg appear on click.

    Make the pdf and in Acrobat choose View > Full screen (ctrl L)

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Thanks, I didn't know that! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    I was amazed when someone showed me!!

    Best of all in Document properties you can set the pdf to open in full screen mode. Only simple animation is supported but it's a very secure way to distibute presentations.

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Very nice! It's good to know that.

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Here's a simple demo file
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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Yep, that works! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Hi John

    Thanks for that, I was quite amazed, I have Adobe 6 and the animation worked fine to view, I will experiment at work tomorrow and see if I can save any in 6

    Cheers

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    Thanks for the info.

    As you said, it only works with simple transitions. Also, only works with smaller files of up to about 50 slides. Any more and the programme freezes.

    Another thing I found is the transitions only work when in full screen mode (acrobat) and not when acrobat is in a window.

    thanks again

    Allan

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    Re: PPT to PDF with transitions (2002)

    You can't really expect PDF to do everything that a PowerPoint presentation can do. The present capabilities are more than I expected (I obviously didn't even know they existed).

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