PPT to Flash Examples

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Articulate Presenter, Customers

The Demos section of the Articulate Web site is host to a couple basic yet very professional PPT to Flash examples; in the Customer Spotlight section of this blog you’ll find a whole array of some of the best examples of customer content we’ve seen; dig a little deeper in our Community Forums and you’ll find a wide range of creative, good-looking presentations that make the most of Articulate Presenter’s robust feature set and flexible customization options.

As you’ll see, our software is about more than just PowerPoint to Flash. Your imagination is the only limitation.

I’ve sifted through the forums to highlight a few of the more outstanding presentations I’ve seen. Below you’ll find a screenshot of each, along with a brief commentary about what makes it unique. Click on any screenshot to view the actual presentation.

This presentation features a mock debate between two animated characters — and an animated moderator — accompanied by audio created via text-to-speech software. The characters come to life via the presenter video feature.


This presentation from BigInnovations is alive with interactive menu navigation, background music, and more.


This presentation from St. Louis Sports Medicine integrates embedded Flash movies, and allows its users to download associated material via the Attachments feature.


This presentation by Articulate MVP doofdaddy features elegant artwork with a Player design to match.


This presentation on foxes, which includes background music and slide-based navigation links, was created by 10-year-old Emily. Articulate Presenter: So easy, even a 10-year-old can use it. Need I say more?


If you hadn’t previously enjoyed this collection of presentations, I hope you had the chance to be inspired, get some smashing new ideas, or simply see what’s possible with Articulate Presenter.

Have something amazing or creative you’d like to share? Want to see your presentation featured here next time? Drop me a line or post a link in this forum thread: Examples of Articulate in Action.

19 responses to “PPT to Flash Examples”


I notice a reduction of quality in screen shots when the presentation converts to flash. Is this something others experience, and if so, has anyone determined a solution?

Steve // Posted at 4:06 pm on June 27th, 2006

Hi Steve-

There’s also been some discussion about quality loss on the forums. You can find one such thread here:

Images quality is dropped

Note that this is typically related either to the way Flash compresses images, or to the way you’re playing back the content (i.e., larger than the original image size).

Gabe Anderson // Posted at 4:33 pm on June 27th, 2006

Great work from BigInnovations! Never seen such a professional presentation done with articulate. Congratulation and thank you for showing this good example.

cubeweb // Posted at 10:14 am on June 28th, 2006

Does anyone have any experience with using Presenter 5 on an Apple (new Intel chip model)computer that is running Windows ‘bootcamp’? thanks

Mark Williams // Posted at 2:10 pm on July 7th, 2006

Any recommendations on a text-to-speech software?

Jim // Posted at 5:29 pm on July 8th, 2006

Hi Jim-

We don’t have any specific text-to-speech recommendations, but I’m sure that our fine members at the Articulate Community Forums will have some ideas for you.

Gabe Anderson // Posted at 10:25 am on July 10th, 2006

When will you support the Apple Mac-Intel User Community, which offers more multimedia functionality than with Apple QuickTime 7.1.2 than Windows Media Technologies.

By the way, I already have Presenter Studio 5, but had a couple of crashes with my PC, which made me switch over to a MAC.

Needless to say, I am not going back to a PC anytime soon.

Ronnie Gladney // Posted at 1:23 pm on July 11th, 2006

I’m also interested in info re Articulate’s support for it’s products running on MacIntel machines. This software is the only reason I would ever need a Windows PC, and I’ve not wanted to buy and support a PC just to run Articulate apps. Now that I can run WinXP on a Mac, I just need to know that the apps will run w/o any issues before diving in. Thanks!

Kevin Shepard // Posted at 7:17 pm on July 11th, 2006

Once a power point presentation is made into Articulate can that new program be copied onto a DVD?

If not, how can I use Atriculate in my home studies continuing education seminars?

Thank you

Steve // Posted at 11:34 pm on July 11th, 2006

Mac OS X support, for goodness’ sake! Flash+Quicktime+a stable, friendly OS make for a superior experience–not to mention that I’ve got all my real media tools (Final Cut Pro, etc.) running on my Mac, not a Windows box.

Any response? I’d buy a Mac version right now if it was available.

James Gill // Posted at 5:14 pm on July 13th, 2006

Just wondering if there was any way to synch video with the slide changes. I know you can do this audio files, but can you do this with video files? If so, how?

Emily // Posted at 5:20 pm on April 20th, 2007

Hi Emily-

Here’s a work-around for how to synch video across slides, which is what I assume you’re referring to?

Presenter Video Synching

You can also request a feature here.

gabe // Posted at 10:45 am on April 24th, 2007

Can anyone help me…how can i insert a .swf in PPT.
I do know there is an option to insert a Flash movie. iam not able to get the same dimensions in the console after publishing.
as well as the Slider is not working:(*

sunil // Posted at 4:35 pm on June 27th, 2007

Hi Sunil-

You’ll want to set the dimensions of your Flash movie in the application you used to create the .SWF. If you’re still running into any issues, please feel free to submit a case and we can help you out.

gabe // Posted at 11:57 am on June 29th, 2007

I really enjoyed the biginnovations presentation. One thing I noticed when clicking on one of the choices was how the presentation continued for several minutes with one piece of fluid narration. Is this one slide or was the narration turned into a playlist that played over several slides. It syncronized so well. I find that it seems obvious in my narration when I go from slide to slide and I liked the way this presentation did not have that effect. I know this is an older presentation but I’m hoping someone can comment on this or give me any tips.



AMT // Posted at 7:20 am on April 12th, 2008

These do not work in Flash 10

Amy Fuchs // Posted at 1:23 pm on November 13th, 2008

Thanks, Amy. Yeah, unfortunately, most of these are on other servers, so we don’t have control over them. The one on our server does work, though.

The issue is related to the Flash Player 10 incompatibility with Presenter 5, so if you viewed these via Flash Player 9, they should work fine.

gabe // Posted at 10:36 am on November 17th, 2008

“Steve | Posted at 11:34 pm on July 11th, 2006 | #
Once a power point presentation is made into Articulate can that new program be copied onto a DVD?

If not, how can I use Articulate in my home studies continuing education seminars?”

I have the same question as Steve. Can Articulate output be used on a DVD?

Thank you,


Glenda DeHoff // Posted at 2:16 pm on January 19th, 2010

Hi Glenda- you can certainly copy the published output to a data DVD for playback on a computer’s DVD drive, but if you’re referring to video playback via a DVD player on a TV, Articulate Presenter does not support that, so you’d need to find a tool that does convert to that format.

You can find more on the topic in our forums.

gabe // Posted at 2:34 pm on January 20th, 2010

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