Like other CommonSpot Elements, the PowerPoint Element enables the display of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations directly within the context of a CommonSpot page. Instead of launching in a separate window, with a separate application, users can view slides directly within a web page, without plugins or add-ons. Site navigation and other links and content remain available, as shown below.
Site visitors can navigate presentations "in place" using the Element's standard player buttons, or they can optionally download a presentation for viewing with a local copy of PowerPoint. Include PowerPoint presentations as standalone Elements or display them with other Elements on a page.
Notes and considerations for using the PowerPoint Element
For best results, please note the following:
Solaris - The PowerPoint Element is not available on this platform.
Animation - Because older versions of PowerPoint and the Mac viewer don't fully support PowerPoint 2002/2003 animations, it's best to either include links to the free 2003 Viewer or indicate that either this or the 2002/2003 version of PowerPoint is required for animated content. For these kinds of presentations, it's a best practice to upload PPT or PPS files to your site and link to them from your web pages. For presentations containing linked files, include them and the PPT in a ZIP file or self-extracting ZIP/EXE and instruct visitors to download and unzip the file on their local hard drive, and play the presentation there.
Sound - PowerPoint itself does not support audio through the web page. To deliver audio within presentations, first convert PowerPoint content to Flash. Flash is designed to present both video and audio on web pages.