Importing a PDF or Powerpoint file as a new Showcase | Showcase Workshop

Importing a PDF or Powerpoint file as a new Showcase

We know that a lot of our customers have moved to Showcase from older applications, like Powerpoint and the like. 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 appropriate files - you need a workaround that will help you out. 

Now you can import both a PDF file and 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 PP or PDF is imported as a PNG image in slideshow format - that means each file is loaded in A1 level i.e swipe to view. 

From here you can edit as you like, including 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 import button and upload 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 name. 

  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 in 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 into another showcase, you can easily just delete the new showcase and upload from the File Library.