PPT.2007 Viewer


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Maureen

I am using PowerPoint 2007. I have completed a presentation with 23 slides
plus loads of animations on each slide. My smallest animated slide has a
full background Photo and has some word art "NEWS FLASH" which is set to
enter using the animation "SWISH" and tumbling down one character at a time.

Problem: When running the presentation from within PowerPoint 2007 itself
the animation and the word art entry work fine. However, when running
exactly the same presentation using the PowerPoint 2007 Viewer the animation
does not work at all. The text just appears and remains fixed with no
animation at all. I am definitely using the 2007 version of the Viewer.

Has anyone else come across this problem with the Viewer? Or am I doing
something wrong? This is my very first presentation so it has been hit and
miss. I have got there with just this one exception. It is a heavy learning
curve ;-)


MoMo
 
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Maureen

I feel that I am cracking up. I appear to be answering my own questions. It
may help someone else unless some comes up with the correct answer :) I
think I have found the fault. I changed to ordinary text and the *Swish
Effect* works fine both in PPT itself and in PPT Viewer. It appears the Word
Art text *Swish Effect* only works in PPT itself but does not work in the
viewer.

MoMo
 
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Echo S

Did you use Package for CD? If so, it "backsaves" your file to 97-2003
format, and because that fomat doesn't support many of the new text effect
features, it converts that text to an image. And the image wouldn't animate
as a swish, which, I believe, is specifically a text animation feature.

You might try creating separate textboxes for each letter, doing the package
for CD, then opening the 97-2003 format file and animating the individual
letter images.

It's unfortunate you've run into this. The whole Viewer thing is a real mess
nowadays.
 
E

Echo S

I didn't see this before I posted my earlier response -- hopefully it helps
explain why this happens.
 
M

Maureen

Thanks to everyone for your responses. Would it be better for me to use a
2003 if I installed the 2003ppt.programme and 2003 ppt. viewer? I have never
used 2003ppt at all but I do have the programme to install. Is ppt.2003
easier to use with ppt.2003 viewer, or are all the viewers full of bugs? Is
2003 stable?

MoMo
 
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Glen Millar

Maureen said:
I feel that I am cracking up. I appear to be answering my own questions. It
may help someone else unless some comes up with the correct answer :) I
think I have found the fault. I changed to ordinary text and the *Swish
Effect* works fine both in PPT itself and in PPT Viewer. It appears the
Word Art text *Swish Effect* only works in PPT itself but does not work in
the viewer.

MoMo


<snip>


Hi,

What Echo said!

I've got the same problem. I've got a talk tomorrow and Office 2007 has
died. I moved the material to another laptop with just 2003, but the viewer
doesn't support any of the SmartArt animations I used.

It will look fairly poor, but I guess that is life <shrug>.

--

Regards,
Glen Millar
Microsoft PPT MVP

Tutorials and PowerPoint animations at
the original www.pptworkbench.com
glen at pptworkbench dot com
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M

Maureen

Thanks to Glen, Austin and Echo.

I have decided to stay away from Word Art if I need something that will
animate reliably in .ppt 2007 viewer.
It looks good that way. Giving in for the time being. Makes life much easier
;-)
 
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Echo S

2003 is stable, and it's more reliable if you plan to show the presentation
with the Viewer. But 2007 has all that great eye candy (soft drop shadows,
reflections, outlined text, etc.) and may be easier for a beginner to learn
to use.

The Viewer thing is only really an issue if you're using PPT 2007 and you
intend to show with the Viewer. You might try downloading the most recent
2007 Viewer from the Microsoft download site.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...40-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
It's really just the 2003 Viewer + the compatibility pack that allows it to
open PPTX files. But I think the SmartArt still may not animate.

The 2007 Viewer that is installed with PowerPoint 2007 doesn't have the
compatibility pack component -- so when you use Package for CD in 2007, PPT
"backsaves" the file as a 97-2003 format so the Viewer can open it. That's
*definitely* why the SmartArt doesn't animate in that case.... And this is
partly why I say the whole Viewer thing is just a mess.
 
M

Maureen

Echo

I have only ever used .ppt 2007. Yes I do love the programme. Very powerful.
I have buried the idea of using animations of Smart Art within my
presentation to send via email to my friend. I have the most recent 2007
viewer which I have already sent to her. At the moment I am working on
manually timing the presentation and it appears to be working OK with the
2007 viewer, I am half way through it, trial and error. Not finished it yet,
I am plodding on regardless. Smart Art does not animate properly with my
2007 viewer that I downloaded a few days ago from MS web site, that is why
for the moment the idea of using Smart Art is buried. I will give Package
for CD a go within the next few days. I have decided not to go backwards and
install .ppt 2003. Such a very, very newbie that I would get lost. Thanks
for all your help. No doubt I shall soon be back again for more advice.

MoMo

Echo S said:
2003 is stable, and it's more reliable if you plan to show the
presentation with the Viewer. But 2007 has all that great eye candy (soft
drop shadows, reflections, outlined text, etc.) and may be easier for a
beginner to learn to use.

The Viewer thing is only really an issue if you're using PPT 2007 and you
intend to show with the Viewer. You might try downloading the most recent
2007 Viewer from the Microsoft download site..
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...40-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
It's really just the 2003 Viewer + the compatibility pack that allows it
to open PPTX files. But I think the SmartArt still may not animate.

The 2007 Viewer that is installed with PowerPoint 2007 doesn't have the
compatibility pack component -- so when you use Package for CD in 2007,
PPT "backsaves" the file as a 97-2003 format so the Viewer can open it.
That's *definitely* why the SmartArt doesn't animate in that case.... And
this is partly why I say the whole Viewer thing is just a mess.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Maureen said:
Thanks to everyone for your responses. Would it be better for me to use a
2003 if I installed the 2003ppt.programme and 2003 ppt. viewer? I have
never used 2003ppt at all but I do have the programme to install. Is
ppt.2003 easier to use with ppt.2003 viewer, or are all the viewers full
of bugs? Is 2003 stable?

MoMo
 
M

Maureen

Ooops:

I have buried the idea of using animations of Smart Art within my
presentation to send via email to my friend.

Said I was a newbie. I should have typed Word Art and not Smart Art. Sorry.

MoMo
 
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Guest

I just spent a really long time trying to sort that out. I am really
dissapointed that I had to go back into 2003 and redo many animations and
text effects. I wonder why the viewer for 2007 isn't 2007 compatible.

Echo S said:
2003 is stable, and it's more reliable if you plan to show the presentation
with the Viewer. But 2007 has all that great eye candy (soft drop shadows,
reflections, outlined text, etc.) and may be easier for a beginner to learn
to use.

The Viewer thing is only really an issue if you're using PPT 2007 and you
intend to show with the Viewer. You might try downloading the most recent
2007 Viewer from the Microsoft download site.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...40-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
It's really just the 2003 Viewer + the compatibility pack that allows it to
open PPTX files. But I think the SmartArt still may not animate.

The 2007 Viewer that is installed with PowerPoint 2007 doesn't have the
compatibility pack component -- so when you use Package for CD in 2007, PPT
"backsaves" the file as a 97-2003 format so the Viewer can open it. That's
*definitely* why the SmartArt doesn't animate in that case.... And this is
partly why I say the whole Viewer thing is just a mess.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Maureen said:
Thanks to everyone for your responses. Would it be better for me to use a
2003 if I installed the 2003ppt.programme and 2003 ppt. viewer? I have
never used 2003ppt at all but I do have the programme to install. Is
ppt.2003 easier to use with ppt.2003 viewer, or are all the viewers full
of bugs? Is 2003 stable?

MoMo
 
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Echo S

Well, SmartArt is completely new to 2007, but the 2007 Viewer really is just
a 2003 Viewer. So that's why SmartArt doesn't animate in the "2007" Viewers.
I would like to see MS update the Viewers, but I just don't know if it's
ever gonna happen.

--
Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com

Spot said:
I just spent a really long time trying to sort that out. I am really
dissapointed that I had to go back into 2003 and redo many animations and
text effects. I wonder why the viewer for 2007 isn't 2007 compatible.

Echo S said:
2003 is stable, and it's more reliable if you plan to show the
presentation
with the Viewer. But 2007 has all that great eye candy (soft drop
shadows,
reflections, outlined text, etc.) and may be easier for a beginner to
learn
to use.

The Viewer thing is only really an issue if you're using PPT 2007 and you
intend to show with the Viewer. You might try downloading the most recent
2007 Viewer from the Microsoft download site.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...40-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en
It's really just the 2003 Viewer + the compatibility pack that allows it
to
open PPTX files. But I think the SmartArt still may not animate.

The 2007 Viewer that is installed with PowerPoint 2007 doesn't have the
compatibility pack component -- so when you use Package for CD in 2007,
PPT
"backsaves" the file as a 97-2003 format so the Viewer can open it.
That's
*definitely* why the SmartArt doesn't animate in that case.... And this
is
partly why I say the whole Viewer thing is just a mess.

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/


Maureen said:
Thanks to everyone for your responses. Would it be better for me to use
a
2003 if I installed the 2003ppt.programme and 2003 ppt. viewer? I have
never used 2003ppt at all but I do have the programme to install. Is
ppt.2003 easier to use with ppt.2003 viewer, or are all the viewers
full
of bugs? Is 2003 stable?

MoMo


The whole Viewer thing is a real mess nowadays.

AMEN...
 

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