PowerPoint 2004 for Mac: saving presentation as a movie - animations not showing up

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  1. Argelius macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2005
    I've created a single-slide PowerPoint (for Mac, 2004) presentation which has an animation of "flying text" and an other graphic. I want to created a 'movie' of the file for use in an iMovie presentation.

    It looks great on the screen in PowerPoint. However, when I do a "create movie", the resulting movie has the text just abruptly appear, without the cool animation.

    Is there something I am not doing correctly, or is just a limitation of the "make movie" function?

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    I don't believe you did anything wrong. I believe its the way that MS exports your PP to a movie, it just skips the animations. Might want to try Keynote 2. Its a part of iWorks and has a working animation when you export to movie. Its only $79, and I believe it can even has an ability to read and write PP, but there is a limit on the compatability though.

    Here is the keynot movie I made to show what it can do. http://ducktapeandglue.com/test.mov
  3. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    yeah, and ppt doesn't include all the transitions either, iirc. kinda sucks...
  4. drdocument macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2005
    Keynote 2 presentation to movie

    Hey, varmit, maybe you can help me.

    I have a Keynote 2 presentation with sound track that I want to make into a movie, but I want the display times of each slide to conform to those I set in Keynote. It's lyrics to a song for display, with the song as sound track.

    When I export to a QuickTime movie the only choice I seem to have is the display time of all slides, and it's the same (default = 5 seconds). Otherwise the exported movie is great.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Another wrinkle: When I open exported movie in iMovie, text which had a 50 pixel margin on either side of frame now extends to very edge and slightly past sides of frame. This is not helpful. Ideas on this problem welcome, too. Thanks.
  5. sbrownlcsw macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2008
    Powerpoint 'movie' into imovie

    I 'saved' my Powerpoint as a Movie (quicktime), then dragged and dropped it into my imovie. It played the PP as a whole long clip, switching slides every 2-3 seconds. I broke it up slide by slide ('apple t'), then in the timeline I extended the length of each slide so it would last longer. That way I could put a slide between each section of the imovie (which was a live workshop presentation that didn't show the slides in the background). Worked out pretty well.

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