Ticket #558 (assigned story)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Presentation to images plugin

Reported by: hans Owned by: tarmo
Priority: blocker Milestone: 2.7
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LeMill has a plugin that can convert presentation file to images.

User can upload presentation file in OpenDocument? or Powerpoint format to the presentation template. Presentation file is automatically converted to images and presentation template is prefilled with slide images. After that user can do all actions that are possible in the presentation template: write captions, delete slides, reorder slides, add slides, etc.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by laszlo

I think, it is a very important ticket, because many teachers have persentations in PowerPoint? (or other) format. But simply convert to a presentation is possibly not enough for the teachers. The main philosophy of LeMill is create and edit learning materials. If we convert the PPT presentations, teachers cannot edit the slides, but somtimes it would be good. I don't really know what should we do with this. For example, we should convert the presentation to OpenDocument? format, split the slides, and attach the slide sources to the images of the presentation. What do you think about it?

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hans

  • Priority changed from major to critical

I also agree that this is important feature. Does somebody know what is the technical solution? It will probably make installing LeMill MUCH MORE complicated, so it must be an add-on that is not required to get LeMill up and running.

Slideshare has implemented serverside conversion of PPT, PPS, ODP and PDF to images, but I don't know any details about their technical solution: http://www.slideshare.net/

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by laszlo

I've found a possible solution here: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2006/01/11/from-microsoft-to-openoffice.html?page=2

We could convert PPT-s to OpenOffice? documents. But after this, we should convert these OpenOffice? documents to readable format (images, HTML, etc.). I try to find any solution for it.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by laszlo

Should I create a development ticket to investigate options of using OpenOffice? to convert M$ Documents to images, pdf, etc. ?

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by hans

We were discussing the same problem with Teemu and Tarmo during the lunch today. Yes, it would be good if somebody can investigate the options of converting presentations to images.

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by tarmo

  • Owner changed from anonymous to tarmo
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by tarmo

  • Milestone set to 2.1

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by hans

  • Priority changed from critical to blocker
  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.5
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