How to Import PowerPoint Presentations into Lectora

You can import an entire Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to create a new Lectora title. Or you can can import a PowerPoint presentation into an existing Lectora title.

*You will need to have Microsoft PowerPoint installed to import a presentation into Lectora. The types of PowerPoint files you can import (.ppt, .pps, .pptx, etc) will depend on the version of PowerPoint you have installed.

Create a New Title from a PowerPoint Presentation:

Start the process by clicking Import PowerPoint from the Getting Started screen:
Getting Started - Import PowerPoint

Or click the File menu and choose Import and then PowerPoint:
File Menu > Import PowerPoint

 

  1. Click the Browse button to choose your PowerPoint file.
    Browse for PowerPoint File
    *The file types you are able to import from will depend on the version of PowerPoint you have installed.
  2. Specify a name for the new title you are creating in the “Title Name” field. Click the Choose Folder button to select the location where you would like to save the new title. Click Next.
    Import PowerPoint - Name and Location
  3. In the Title Size box, use the drop-down list to select the size of the pages to be created from the PowerPoint slides. To specify a custom size, select “Specify Custom Size” from the list and enter the page width in the “Custom Screen Width” field.
    PowerPoint Import Options
    Use the Transitions box to specify how you want transitions imported into the title. Choose from the following:

    • No Transitions – Select this to disregard slide transitions included in the PowerPoint presentation.
    • Import Only Supported Transitions – Select this to only import slide transitions that are supported by the program.
    • Remap to Supported Transitions – Select this to import all slide transitions. If the PowerPoint presentation contains slide transitions that are not supported by the program, alternate transitions will be applied.

    In the Images box, use the “Format” pull-down list to select the format to which you want images within the presentation converted. Select from PNG, GIF, or JPG formats.

  4. Click Finish.

Import a PowerPoint Presentation into an Existing Lectora Title:

  1. Click From PowerPoint on the Tools ribbon in the Import section.
    Tools Ribbon - Import From PowerPoint
  2. Browse for and select the PowerPoint file you want to import to your Lectora title. *The file types you are able to import from will depend on the version of PowerPoint you have installed.
  3. In the PowerPoint Slide Selection window click the slides you wish to import. Click a slide to select it and use Ctrl-Click to select additional slides. You can also Shift-Click to select a range of slides. Then click Next.
    PowerPoint Slide Selection
  4. In the Title Size box, use the drop-down list to select the size of the pages to be created from the PowerPoint slides. To specify a custom size, select “Specify Custom Size” from the list and enter the page width in the “Custom Screen Width” field.
    PowerPoint Import Options
    Use the Transitions box to specify how you want transitions imported into the title. Choose from the following:

    • No Transitions – Select this to disregard slide transitions included in the PowerPoint presentation.
    • Import Only Supported Transitions – Select this to only import slide transitions that are supported by the program.
    • Remap to Supported Transitions – Select this to import all slide transitions. If the PowerPoint presentation contains slide transitions that are not supported by the program, alternate transitions will be applied.

    In the Images box, use the “Format” pull-down list to select the format to which you want images within the presentation converted. Select from PNG, GIF, or JPG formats.

  5. Click Finish.
  6. Lectora will add a new chapter to your Lectora title named “PowerPoint Slides”. In that chapter will be new pages for each of the PowerPoint slides you chose to import.
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