I was experiencing the same things; it's an incompatibility between
MsFt and others ;-(
finally, I just gave up on PPs and switched to videos ;-)
Here, I'll attempt to explain my work-arounds in case you still want
to fool with this ...
From: Dave Liesse <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:46 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Exporting Impress Slide Show
This is a follow-up to a question I asked in August. I'm still struggling
with trying to create something that can be used in other systems. Here's
what I've done:
[since August ... you're quite patient]
1. Created a slide show in Impress. Slides auto-advance after 5 seconds,
and transitions are used to play appropriate music files. Previous tests by
myself and others on this list have shown that the links to the audio files
follow relative rather than absolute paths.
[and LO makes great PPs, so I'm sure the details were there for a
2. Saved as .pps file. Copied presentation and audio file directory --
pathing kept intact -- to thumb drive.
[the sound will drop out because MsFt uses their own system; the
individual slides might even become out-of-kilter]
THUS solution is to re-add music and fix the messed up slides ;-(
3. Open .pps file on another computer that doesn't have LibreOffice
installed. Slide show runs, music does not play. Confirmed music files
[see #2 above]
4. Rename original audio file directory on my hard drive for testing. Run
slide show from thumb drive on my own computer. Opens in Impress, of
course, and does not auto-run. Music plays properly.
[the auto-run will not operate in the MsFt system due to their
system ;-( ]
This slide show is for distribution to others via DVD, and I'm really
getting frustrated with it. I'd hate to think that the hours I've spent on
it have been wasted and that I have to start over with another application.
But I can't assume anything about the software anyone else has, and just
about everyone has the ability to view a .pps file regardless of their OS
(I can be pretty sure, but not 100% positive, that everyone on my
distribution list is using either Windows or Mac machines). Can anyone see
anything I've overlooked?
THUS my solution would be to return to the LO presentation and
export to a video - a good one is Aimersoft Video Studio Express which is
described - and free for the individual user -
You will probably need to add each slide to the program ... then add
the sound ...
then though you'll have a presentation which will be as you wish
it to be.
And this will open with any program the receiver has on their
computer, and can be shown to an audience, ... ... ...
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