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Creating an Autorun PowerPoint Presentation for CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
PowerPoint is a Microsoft Office product. It is used to create interactive PC presentations for training, demonstration, product, service and company presentation purposes.
CDs, DVDs and USB (Flash Drive) sticks are used to distribute PowerPoint presentations
These components make it possible to achieve inexpensive and convincing marketing presentations for products, services and company profiles.
A presentation has to be impressive
It goes without saying, of course, that the success of the presentation will depend on how much impact your PowerPoint presentation makes. As well as making it attractive and professional, it is also essential to remember the old adage that "first impressions count". When your customers insert the CD or DVD into their drives, you want them to be presented with a clear introduction menu giving them all the options available. You certainly don't want to be making them search through all the files in the hope of finding your presentation. Getting off to a good start is essential, after all you don't want to annoy your users before you have even gotten started. A smooth and well presented introduction enables your presentation to shine through.
The autorun CD
And it is set against this background that you need to give your CD or DVD autorun functionality. With autorun functionality a program is started automatically as soon as the CD is placed in the drive. This means that your users will not be expected to search through the CD in search of the right program or file.
The autorun program
What features should the autorun program, which starts automatically when the CD is inserted, have?
CDMenuPro helps you to create your autorun presentation
CDMenuPro has been specially designed to create autorun menu applications for CD, DVD and USB Flash Drive. It comes with a large number of templates and project assistants that enable anyone to create professional results in no time at all.
The advantages of using a CDMenuPro as the starting application of an autorun CD
CDMenuPro also comes complete with a helpful PowerPoint integration assistant (only with the business license version), which makes it easy to integrate your PowerPoint presentation onto a CD or DVD.
The Viewer is another important aspect
How will your users be able to view your PowerPoint presentation if they do not have PowerPoint installed on their computer?
Well, it was this problem that prompted Microsoft to create a PowerPoint Viewer program. The viewer is available in two versions: the PowerPoint Viewer 97 and the PowerPoint Viewer 2003, which was released with Microsoft Office 2003. While the 97 viewer has to be installed before it can be used, the 2003 viewer can be used straight from the CD, without having to be installed. The CDMenuPro PowerPoint integration assistant supports both PowerPoint viewers.
The PowerPoint viewer may be used on a royalty-free basis on the CD. Please make sure you observe Microsoft's licensing agreement.
What should be taken into account when creating a PowerPoint presentation?
There are alternatives
The IntroCreator can be used for short company, product and marketing presentations. Just like for PowerPoint, the IntroCreator software lets you create several sheets with animated text and/or images.
Advantages of using the IntroCreator:
Because of its compact size, the IntroCreator is ideal for creating business card presentations such as electronic business cards on cheque card CDs, mini CDs and for all smaller, less comprehensive presentations.
For more information, please visit the Intro-Creator website
Watching PowerPoint presentations on TV.
The solution: a HDMI connection
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