Presentations from Seidat to PowerPoint

If you need to transfer a presentation from Seidat to PowerPoint (PPTx), and you want to be able to edit the presentation, then follow these steps.


NOTES


  • If the font you were using in Seidat presentation is not found in PowerPoint, the fonts will change to the default. The change in fonts may cause some line-breaks to fail, and the fit of the text might need some re-adjustment.
  • How objects work in Seidat and PowerPoint is a bit different, this can cause some objects to display differently or even disappear. You should go through the PowerPoint presentation trough before presenting.
  • If you open the PPTx-file with any other application than PowerPoint, the result of the conversion can be different.


SEIDAT TO PDF


  • Start by clicking the Share icon on the left toolbar to open the share page of the presentation (see picture below).


Picture 1.


  • Press Print button.
  • Press the "Open printable presentation" button.
  • This will open the presentation in printable form (all slides in a row).
    • Slides will be organised as follows: starting from the upper left corner, stack by stack from left to right and every stack from up to down.


Picture 2.


  • After the printable presentation has been opened, you may check how the pages arrange.
  • Press the right mouse button on top of any page and choose "Print", or simply use the keyboard shortcut to print (cmd+P on Mac, or ctrl+P on Windows)
  • After the print overlay has opened follow these steps:
    • Change between printing (you can select which printer is used to print) and PDF by pressing "Change" (or equivalent on your browser)
    • Select all pages to print the whole presentation or type in the pages in numbers. You can see the page numbers by scrolling down the preview. You might want to remove pages that contain mostly embedded content from the web, as it does not work in PDF or print.
    • Switch the layout to landscape to fill the page better.
    • All following is usually found under "More settings", or equivalent on your OS
    • Toggle off headers and footers
    • Allow background graphics.
  • Press "Save" from the top of the screen. You can now change the name of your PDF.


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  • Different computers, operating systems and browsers use a different print software as the default. If you are having problems with saving to PDF or printing, contact us by using the chat on our website.


PDF CROPPING


  • Once you create PDF with Seidat, it automatically leaves empty white space outside the actual content, as you can see in the picture above. The paper size affects how much space is left.
  • This step is not necessary, but to get the best result, you shouldn't skip this. If you are okay with the white margins on the PowerPoint too, then you can continue to the next step.
  • The best free application currently for cropping PDF's is Sejda. You can quickly crop the PDF with few steps. Click here to get to the cropping tool directly or navigate from the main page by pressing "Crop" under "Edit & Sign".
  • Upload your PDF to the service.
  • You will get an editing screen, where you can crop the margins off. Sometimes Sejda will stack every page on top of each other in the preview mode, but will still keep all pages separate (see picture 4. and 6.). Crop the white margins off and press "Crop PDF".
  • Once the file has been generated, you can download it to your computer or send it to your mail directly from Sejda (see picture 5.).
  • Open the PDF, and check if the crop was successful. If not, you might need to try again.


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PDF TO PPTx


  • Once you're satisfied with the PDF cropping, you can covert it to PPTx.
  • Best service currently for converting PDF's to PPTx's is Smallpdf. Click here to open the converting tool or head over to https://smallpdf.com/ and choose PDF to PPT.
  • Add your PDF to the converter and start converting.
  • Once the converting is done, you can download the PPTx or save it to Dropbox or Google Drive (see picture 7.).
  • Now you can open the presentation in PowerPoint to edit and present it (see picture 8., note that the fonts have changed a bit from the original presentation)


Picture 7.


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