We aim to give Slides Creators the freedom to create slideshows using any application on any platform, so long as the document produced is in .ppt or .pdf format. However, despite our best efforts, sometimes the formatting of individual slides is not preserved after uploading. Text may turn out a little larger or smaller than the original, bullet points are sometimes problematic, and you may encounter other problems too. You may need to experiment a little to find out what works and what doesn't. Sorry about that!
If the .ppt (PowerPoint) document you have uploaded looks unsatisfactory after conversion into a slideshow, try converting it to a .pdf document before uploading. You may find these tips helpful:
- For PowerPoint on a Mac, see this advice...
- Try using Google Docs to convert your .ppt document to .pdf format:
- If you don't already have a Google account, you will need to create one.
- Log in to Google Docs and upload your .ppt document.
- Check your slides in Google Docs, and make changes if required.
- Download your slides in PDF format (select 'File' > 'Download as').
Finally, upload your new .pdf document to our platform.
Gradient backgrounds are not displayed properly.
Some fonts are displayed using other fonts styles.
Some elements on pages are not formatted properly.
Some fonts are displayed using other fonts styles, some characters may be missing, and there may be character spacing problems.
Gradient background are not displayed properly and hatching backgrounds are not dispayed at all.
Documents imported from Keynote/iPad into LibreOffice may inherit the iPad/Keynote problems.
If you are using Keynote on an iPad, it is best to use standard fonts and to export in .pdf format.
If you are using OfficeLibre, it is best to create your tests from scratch rather than working with documents that were created using Keynote on an iPad, otherwise your tests may inherit the iPad/Keynote problems.
After uploading a slideshow you will need to identify the answers; this is the time to make sure that everything is as it should be.