We know that a lot of our customers have moved to Showcase from older applications, like PowerPoint. We also know that time is precious and if some content is older, or you just don't have the time to remake all your content into Showcase-appropriate slides - you need a workaround that will help you out. 

Now you can import both a PDF file and/or PowerPoint files as new showcases. 

What does this mean exactly? 

Well, it means that if you have a presentation that you've made in PowerPoint or PDF format, you can biff it in showcase, and it will generate a brand new showcase for you! Each page of your PPT or PDF is imported as a PNG image in slideshow format - that means each file is loaded in A1 level i.e you would swipe across from A1 to view all slides. 

From here you can edit as you like, including by adding hotspots and additional content. 

Here's how you go about it: 

  1. On your workshop home, click the import button on the far right above your showcase list. It looks like this:

  2. Click the orange "Select File & import" button and choose your PowerPoint or PDF file. 



  3. This will create a new showcase at the bottom of your showcase list, and it will have the same name as the original file that you uploaded. 

  4. Once that's been created, you can go into it and see that all your slides are in the same order as in your PowerPoint/PDF and are all resized to fit the screen! 

By importing the file version, it has automatically added all of these image files in the correct size, into your File Library. 

If you are happy with your showcase to just swipe along slide after slide, like a standard presentation, then your imported showcase is ready to go at this point. 

If you'd like to put the presentation inside of another showcase, you can delete the new showcase that was automatically created, and upload the slideshow image files from the File Library into that other showcase.

 

Note:

As the dialog says, files that you import through this method have a 50MB limit, and only the first 50 slides will be imported. Some fonts may not be converted and links will not be maintained.