I've got a little problem with my powerpoint presentations (actually there are 2 problems).
Basically my presentations feature quite a few images combined with some text and animations. So they become pretty large - slides and file size on hdd (yes the pictures are quite large, but I'm doing my best to minimize them). I have a presentation with about 25 slides resulting in 12 megabytes. Other presentations are way larger, but since this one is already causing problems I'd like to fix them here first.
So here's questions number 1: Can anyone recommend a way/tool/best practice to reduce the filesize of my presentation? I haven't really tried a lot since I don't really know where to start outside of reducing my images via photoshop. So maybe there is some way to compress the whole presentation (my images are already jpg so zipping doesn't to the trick).
The second issue is about background music. Does anyone know how I can add a song (just one) so it's played in the background while the presentation is running? I tried to embbed a .wav file but those files are quite huge. Sadly every time I tried to add a .mp3 file it's lost when I send the presentation to someone else. Maby these music-formats are the wrong ones in the first place and .wmv might be the better choise (haven't tried this one).
I'm regularly recieving presentations featuring a bunch of nice looking images and background music that are working just fine and aren't nearly as large as my presentations in terms of file size. So must be room for improvement on my side. Maybe I'm doing this all wrong and someone of you can push me in the right direction ...
That's it so far ;-) Thanks in advance guys. Regards, Sebastian