Archive for July, 2008

How to view PowerPoint on YouTube

YouTube-A global video-sharing website

As a free online video streaming service, YouTube allows anyone to view and share videos that have been uploaded by its members.

Why upload PowerPoint to YouTube

1. Broadcast yourself on YouTube with your special PowerPoint photo slide show;
2. Promote your product or company with PowerPoint presentation on YouTube all around the world;
3. Make your PowerPoint content reach millions of people online;
4. It is an alternative solution to email a PowerPoint presentation to others;
5. Enable your PowerPoint to be viewed without the need of PowerPoint.

How to upload PowerPoint to YouTube?

YouTube accepts video files from most digital cameras, camcorders, and cell phones in the WMV, AVI, MOV, and MPEG file formats. But PowerPoint presentations are not video formats and Microsoft itself also doesn’t support the conversion. So we need third party software to complete this process.
When we do the conversion,
we also don’t want to lose any voice, movies, animations and transitions in the original PowerPoint. The video converted should retain all the subtleties in the PowerPoint.
Acoolsoft PPT2Video Converter is designed to help you easily convert your PowerPoint presentations to stunning videos. With only 3 clicks, you can convert PowerPoint presentations to video formats such as MPEG, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV and 3GP with excellent quality.

More info:

1. Install Acoolsoft PPT2Video Converter on your computer.

2. Open it and then click Import to load the PowerPoint presentations you want to convert.

3. Click Output to set the output formats,
I recommend MP4 or WMV format.

4. Click Start to start the converting.
5. Upload the converted video to YouTube.

Share with others

After you have uploaded the converted video, you can share your PowerPoint presentations with others, because each video on YouTube has a unique URL, you only need to tell your friend the address of your video. Or you can click the “Share” button at the bottom of the video player, and enter the email addresses or YouTube usernames of the people to whom you want to send. Then click the “Send “button and everything is done!

PowerPoint Password

Nowadays, I see many people complain about the security of PowerPoint. After having put much effort in perfecting a PowerPoint, we finally find that it has been changed by someone else. If such thing happened to you, what would you be? How to protect your PowerPoint?

As to this matter, I would like to list some common ways to protect your PowerPoint presentations from being edited by others without permission.

1. To set a password to protect PowerPoint

>> In PowerPoint 2003:

1) Open the presentation that you want to set a password for.

2) On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.

3) Need to set a password to open the presentation, type a password in the Password to open, and then click OK.

4) Need to set a password to modify the presentation, type a password in the Password to modify box, and then click OK.

5) In the Confirm Password dialog box, retype the password, and then click OK.

>> In PowerPoint 2007:

1) Open the presentation that you want to set a password for.

2) Click the Office Button, and then click Prepare.

3) Go into the Encrypt Document, and then type the password you want to set, and click Ok.

4) Reenter the password in the blank followed, and then click OK.

5) Or click Restrict Permission, people can get access to your PowerPoint but can not edit, copy or print it.

6) Furthermore, you can click Mark as Final, after this, you will only be able to read it in the future.


2. Tips when creating a password to protect PowerPoint:

Long passwords can help secure a document, but be sure to create a password that you can remember. Microsoft itself cannot provide assistance to open or modify a presentation whose password you don’t remember. But a tool could help you to recover the password with a little cost. PowerPoint Password Recovery PRO is an effective solution for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that recovers all types of lost or forgotten passwords to open and modify files and supports all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, including 2003.


3. To convert PowerPoint presentations to DVD/CD to protect your PowerPoint:

>> why: One can edit a PowerPoint presentation, but cannot modify the content in the DVD. Sharing with others and also protecting PowerPoint presentations from unauthorized editing.

>> How: (recommend)

Use a professional conversion tool to help you. Acoolsoft PPT2DVD is an innovative tool helps you easily to convert your PowerPoint presentations to dynamic DVD movies with a high quality. The final output will retain all subtleties from the original presentation, including animations, transitions, sounds, video clips, and even hyperlinks between slides.

>> Screenshot:

>> More information about this tool: