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Use PowerPoint to Create StrandVision Digital Signage pages

StrandVision’s PowerPoint conversion tool lets you upload your PPT slides and convert them to JPG images for your StrandVision Digital Sign…

Many of our customers are comfortable designing slides in PowerPoint and want to use that program as the source for their StrandVision Digital Signage pages. In response, we developed an easy-to-use PowerPoint-to-JPG converter. This allows you to upload PowerPoint 97 through 2007 presentations that are smaller than 8MB containing one slide or many slides. The StrandVision conversion tool automatically converts each slide into a separate high resolution graphic image (JPG format) so you can insert individual slides into your StrandVision signage presentation.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit www.strandvision.com and log in. This will bring you to the “Use Sign” tab.
  2. Under the “Information” heading in the left-hand column select “Import/Conversion.”
  3. At the Import/Conversion page, use the “Browse” button to locate the PowerPoint file on your hard drive (it will have a .PPT or .PPTX file extension). NOTE: The presentation can be one slide or many. The conversion tool automatically uploads and converts all of the slides.

Once you’ve located the file and placed it in the “Browse” field, select “Send.” This sends the file to StrandVision’s conversion utility. NOTE: If you are using PowerPoint 2007 and are using special fonts, click on the Office logo in the upper left of the screen, click on PowerPoint Options at the bottom, select the Save option on the left, and check the "Embed fonts in the file" box. After you do this, when you save your PowerPoint file, it will save your fonts with the presentation.

  1. Only one file can be converted at a time, so if you have additional files, you should repeat the steps starting at Step #2.
  2. Your presentation will be processed on StrandVision’s system and an email will be sent to you. This may take a few minutes.

When you receive the email, it will contain a link to your converted images. NOTE: For security purposes, the files are available for only a short time, so you should download them as soon as possible.

  1. Download the compressed ZIP file by clicking on the hyperlink in the message that connects to your file.
  2. Then you can add it to your sign as you would any photo or graphic.

This completes the process. You have uploaded a high-quality .JPG image that is a replica of your PowerPoint presentation slide. You can now work with the new StrandVision Digital Signage page as you would with any Photos and Images slide.

Remember, if you have any questions or comments on this process or anything else about StrandVision, call us at 715-235-SIGN (7446) or email sales@StrandVision.com. Let us know how we can help you get the most out of your Digital Signage.