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  • Plugin Author k3davis

    (@k3davis)

    Google Viewer has difficulty rendering some background art. I would suggest (since the viewer converts everything to images anyway) you create a PDF of your powerpoint – which you can do natively in powerpoint via “Save As,” no other software needed – and see if it displays better in that format.

    Thank for the quick reply. Unfortunately that would require me to save and upload dozens of decks and have to have two versions of each deck as they also contain voiceovers. I will have to resort back to download only.

    I have a similar problem. I’m transitioning from slideshare to google docs embedder. I like the functionality of this plugin relative to slideshare – but I have several slides where the smart art graphic shows up but not the copy. The link below shows you what I mean. However in slideshare it does show the copy and the smart art. I also want to transition to Google docs embedder since slideshare has been proven to be unreliable. On several occassions, the powerpoint presentation in the viewer looks distorted on my site while remains undistorted on theirs. They have had difficulty resolving this issue a couple of times and not have been 100% responsive. Is there any plan to fix this issue?

    Here’s a link below to show you what I mean.
    http://ricksteinbrenner.com/dev/digitizing-your-personal-brand/
    Username: rstein
    P/W: randb2009

    Plugin Author k3davis

    (@k3davis)

    Hi Rick,

    Not sure it’s wise for you to post your password publicly here? I’m assuming this is a throwaway, but still…

    I see the link, in any case, but I don’t know what the files are supposed to look like, so I don’t have much frame of reference. The way the document converts occurs outside my plugin, as the conversion is performed by Google Docs (Drive). You may have more luck, as I mentioned to “evilone,” converting your powerpoints to PDF files and linking to those instead, as this may “flatten” the pages to the extent that they will appear more correct in the viewer.

    Hope this helps,

    Kevin

    Kevin,

    This is just a dev site and only a few will have access to the p/w…plus I can change the password quite easily.

    The slide in question is a triangle with copy inside of it. You should have seen that in my link. I like “evilone” can’t do the pdf option since I have the same problem as she has. Too many files. This is a limitation of your plug in and I suggest you figure out a way to solve this. Having duplicate pdf and ppt files is not a solution. However, if this is outside your control I understand. May just have to go back to the slideshare plug in.

    Regards…Rick

    Kevin,

    Would you mind deleting the post since I didn’t know this was a public forum? Thanks.

    Regards…Rick

    Plugin Author k3davis

    (@k3davis)

    Rick,

    I can’t control what’s posted here, so you may just want to change the password (if you haven’t).

    The plugin has limitations because it does rely on a third-party service for file conversion. That fact is out there and well documented, and there are certainly ways to improve that on a per document basis. However, if this does not meet your needs you are wise to move to something else. It is a limitation but it’s working as designed.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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