Most companies have tried to replicate the basic essence of PowerPoint in the browser but a 100% replication of PowerPoint is tough to achieve. That is what authorSTREAM aims for – A 100% replica of PowerPoint slideshows on the Web – the way their authors intend them to be with animations and multimedia elements.
Today with the announcement of an advanced conversion engine, authorSTREAM has taken that step towards excellence. authorSTREAM backed with the new conversion engine now supports most of the animation effects (with an exception of character by character effects) provided by PowerPoint 2007 along with a support for animation effects applied on master slide shapes and animated pictures (Gifs). Here is the list of major improvements:
- Support for Vimeo video embeds
- Most of the animation effects are supported
- Support for triggers on audio objects
- Improved image quality
- Improved text/shape placements
- Support for text effects like under-line and strike-through
- More support for colored text
- More support for text rotations
The new conversion engine is more reliable, with an average conversion rate of less than 1 minute. With this advanced conversion engine, authorSTREAM supports Vimeo embeds as well. Now you can try your hands both on YouTube and Vimeo to create a wonderful presentation mashup.
Support for 2010 PowerPoint presentations is coming soon. Stay tuned!