[IAEP] Google Docs and Power Point

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sun Jul 5 11:15:22 EDT 2009

On 7/3/09, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sameer,
>  The issue of what to do with existing Power Point slides can probably
>  be handled by using Google Docs, which can import existing Power Point
>  presentations from your hard drive.  Once imported you could download
>  them as PDF's for the Read Activity.  I haven't tried importing a
>  presentation from Power Point yet (people keep sending them to me but
>  I don't keep them) but from what I've seen of Google Docs so far I'd
>  be surprised if it wasn't a workable solution.  Google Docs can also
>  import presentations from Open Office.

Googledocs is fine, but I am looking at environments where we don't
have net access. Additionally, Read can display PDFs but I was looking
for fullscreen presentation mode of evince.


>  For teachers authoring presentations Google Docs should be fine.
>  Students can and should use Turtle Art, Etoys, View Slides, etc. as
>  they see fit.
>  James Simmons
>  On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:07 AM, <iaep-request at lists.sugarlabs.org> wrote:
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>  >
>  > There is also the issue of existing materials that are already
>  > authored in Powerpoint and need to be "imported" into a format that's
>  > processable by an activity on the XO. Re-doing all such material in
>  > yet another format is painful. Maybe something that can take a ppt
>  > file and push png of each slide to the Journal for view slides or TA
>  > to pick up. Powerpoint itself will export each slide to a jpg or png,
>  > but I haven't had much luck with OOo for batch export (it does the
>  > export one slide at a time). The other option is to run PDFs full
>  > screen like evince. All these approaches take care of display, but
>  > still do not address authoring in Sugar.
>  >
>  > cheers,
>  > Sameer
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