Create a Slideshow From PowerPoint

  1. First create the slides in PowerPoint.

  2. Use the Save As option to save all slides as images (JPEG, PNG, or GIF). Details for PowerPoint 2007 are: "Save As Other Formats", then in the "Save as type:" drop down list select JPEG, PNG, or GIF, and then click Save. Then on the dialog box click the "Every Slide" button. When PowerPoint finishes saving the slides as images it will open a dialog that tells which folder it created for your slide images. Click OK.

  3. Close PowerPoint, and then in Windows Explorer, right click the folder with your slide images, and choose: "Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder". Windows will create a zip file with all your slide images.

  4. Within the EScreenz Administration Website, from the Dashboard, click on the New Slideshow link in the Quick Links area, or click on the New Slideshow menu item in the Slideshows dropdown.
  5. Fill in the Name field with a name for the slideshow. NOTE: You can also use the Ordering Priority to determine the order of slide shows if multiple slides shows are published at the same time.

  6. Optionally add a description which you can use to store information about the slideshow. 
    NOTE: You don't need to click on the Create link until you are done adding slides. If you do click on the Create link now you will be taken to the Manage Slideshows page, and you can click on the Edit link for the slideshow you just created.

  7. Click on the Upload tab.

  8. Click on the Select button and then navigate to the PowerPoint file you saved in step 2, select it and click on the "Open" button.

  9. Click on the Create link on the lower right side of your screen.

    NOTE: You have created a slideshow with default timings for all slides. 
  10. Optionally you can click on the Groups tab and select who will be able to see this slideshow when it is published.

  11. Click on the Update Slideshow link. You will be taken to the Manage Slideshows screen