iSpring Solutions offers a new Powerpoint Add-In application that meets the needs of people who might be using Impatica and Adobe Presenter. iSpring offers a free version of their application, which can convert a Powerpoint to a flash presentation for upload on the web or into Blackboard Vista. Unlike Impatica, it doesn't use any Java technology, so users only need a flash player enabled browser. The free version does not include audio recording capabilities, but it does allow you to insert YouTube videos or other flash content. People who need audio recording capabilities should still work with Adobe Presenter, but everyone else can benefit from this free offering.
The application can be downloaded here:
The following material is from their site:
Free PowerPoint to Flash converter creates web-friendly Flash movies from your PowerPoint content keeping its visual parameters and animation effects during conversion. iSpring Free works within PowerPoint, transforming it into a fast and easy Flash authoring tool. Just click Quick Publish and iSpring will generate a Flash movie from your PowerPoint presentation in just a few seconds.
iSpring creates high quality Flash movies with true vector representation of standard PowerPoint objects and keeps most of advanced PowerPoint 2000/XP/2003/2007 features.
- 180+ PowerPoint animation effects
- All PowerPoint slide transitions
- Hyperlinks and action buttons
- Animations and hyperlinks on Slide Masters
- One click conversion
- Embedded audio and video clips
- Insert Flash feature
- YouTube video insert new
- Presentation autostart control
- Flash-based player