A lot of our customers move to Showcase from older applications like PowerPoint. And the thought of completely starting from scratch and rebuilding your presentations and content all over again in Showcase is daunting — we get it!
Well, what if we told you that you can import your existing PowerPoint or PDF presentations straight into Showcase?!
Reader, it's true. If you have a presentation that you've made in PowerPoint or PDF format, you can biff it in Showcase and the system will generate a brand new showcase for you!
Each page of your PowerPoint or PDF is imported as a PNG image in a slideshow format. That means each file is loaded in A1 level (so you would swipe across from A1 to view all slides).
Here's how to do it:
- From your workshop Home page, click the import button on the far right above your showcase list.
- Click the orange 'Select File & Import' button and choose your PowerPoint or PDF file.
Heed the warning: 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.
- Showcase will work its magic and use your chosen file to create a brand new showcase for you. It will appear at the bottom of your showcase list and will have the same name as the original file.
By importing the file version, it has automatically added all of these image files in the correct size, into your File Library. If you want to put the presentation into another showcase, you can delete the new showcase and upload the image files from the File Library into your chosen showcase.
If you're happy for your showcase to swipe along slide after slide like a standard presentation, then your imported showcase is ready to go at this point.
Or, you can edit to your heart's content — maybe add some hotspots or cinemagraphs!
We wrote in more depth about this feature in our blog, Give Your Presentation A New Home: Migrating From PowerPoint To Showcase.