Speech Item Import: Before PowerPoint, PDF, Word, and other proprietary files can be imported into Ovation, they first need to be converted to a format Ovation can read. This is done by sending the file to our server, converting it, then sending back the converted file to the application. For Organizations with Limited and Local Sync Methods, the files being converted are only stored on our servers for the time necessary to perform the conversion process and to send them back to the application. The original and converted files are then immediately and permanently deleted from our servers. If users want to avoid the conversion process altogether, they can import directly into Ovation certain files that do not need to be converted, such as .txt, .jpg, and .png.