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I have created a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation (a .ppt file) on Windows XP that contains a lot of animation, using PowerPoint's Custom Animation tools. I would like to share this presentation -- animations and all -- with a colleague who has a Mac computer and does not have PowerPoint or Keynote. Is it possible to make a "movie" from my .ppt file that contains a lot of animation?

I recall that another colleague once made me a QuickTime "movie" from a PowerPoint file, I think (although I do not remember whether he made it using Windows or Mac). On this "movie," clicking advanced the animation/slide, just as clicking would do in an actual PowerPoint presentation. In that sense, it was not really strictly a movie, since I could interact with it by clicking.

Do you know how to make such an interactive "movie" from a PowerPoint 2003 presentation (a .ppt file)? Thank you for your time!

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Would using another piece of software on the Mac solve the problem? Or would you rather make a movie of the full presentation? – N_Lindz Sep 4 '12 at 17:09
@N_Lindz I would rather make a movie of the full presentation. Thanks! – Andrew Sep 4 '12 at 18:59
why not use a screen capture software? – tumchaaditya Sep 6 '12 at 9:12
up vote 2 down vote accepted

There are heaps of products around that pretend to be able to convert a presentation to video while conserving animations. However, you will never know if they can succeed on your presentation without trying them out, but luckily trial versions are ususally available,

Here is a quick and unverified list of some of them :

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+1 for harry but just to add to this answer... I've used CamStudio in the past with good results. – N_Lindz Sep 4 '12 at 20:28
  1. Get a good screen recorder, such as CamStudio.
  2. Open the PowerPoint file.
  3. Record the entire file with the screen recorder. (If you have trouble doing this, consult the forums.)
  4. Then save the file in AVI format.
  5. Send the AVI file to your friend by attaching it to an email message.
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