You can import a PowerPoint file (including the slides and related slide notes) into the Ovation software for use with certain virtual tools (e.g. Computer, Projector, Tablet). The import process requires Ovation to first send the PowerPoint file to our servers where each slide within the file is converted to an image and then sent back to the Ovation software.
Our process of converting from slides to images can sometimes cause unexpected changes to the appearance of your slides, particularly if the PowerPoint file has custom fonts, animations, videos, audio, etc.
If you notice these issues when importing a PowerPoint file, we recommend that you do the conversion to images yourself in your own PowerPoint software, if you own it, and then import the converted images instead of the PowerPoint file.
*Note: This process of converting a PowerPoint file to images removes the embedded slide notes. You will need to manually add the notes back after importing the converted images.
Launch the PowerPoint application and open the PowerPoint file you want to convert
Select File -> Save As
Make sure to note the file path where the converted images will be saved (e.g. Desktop)
Open the drop-down box and select JPEG File Interchange Format (*.jpg)
A dialogue box will open. Select 'All Slides'
Select 'All Slides'
You will now see all of your slides in a folder with the same name as your PowerPoint file. Each of the slides will be sequentially named Slide1, Slide2, etc.