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Best Practices for sharing PPTX files on Adobe Connect

Please use the best practices listed below when sharing PPTX files in Adobe Connect. Please note that these are not required for sharing PPT files. 

PPTX files can be uploaded either directly to an Share Pod in an Adobe Connect Meeting or they can be uploaded to the Adobe Connect Content library. 

When sharing directly from the computer in an Adobe Connect Meeting Room, please keep in mind the following points:

1) Please use the Adobe Connect Add-in to run the meeting. Adobe Connect 8.2.1 and above prompts you to install the Adobe Connect Add-in when you share the PPTX file if you do not already have it installed.

2) The uploading computer should have Microsoft PowerPoint installed. 

3) The uploading computer should not have any Microsoft PowerPoint modal dialog box open

4) Alternatively if you have Adobe Presenter you can to publish locally (My Computer) as a Zip Package and then share the Zip Package 

 

When uploading content to the Adobe Connect Content library for sharing in a Connect Meeting Room:

1) Save the PPTX as a PPT and then upload the PPT file.

2) Use Adobe Presenter to publish locally (My Computer) as a Zip Package and upload the zip file to the content library or publish directly from Adobe Presenter to the Adobe Connect content library.

 

The below table compares the behavior under different cases.

 

 

PowerPoint Feature Sharing PPTX without using Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Presenter Saving PPTX as PPT and sharing Sharing PPTX using Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Presenter
WordArt Effect dropped Preserved (Text animations lost) Preserved (Text animations lost)
Stacked Text (Text Direction) Effect dropped - mapped to horizontal text Preserved (Text animations dropped) Preserved (Text animations dropped)
Smart Art Dropped Preserved (Smart Art animations lost) Preserved (Smart Art animations lost)
Charts Dropped Preserved (Chart animations lost) Preserved (Chart animations lost)
Text Effects (Gradient/Picture/Texture Fill, Shadows, 3D, Bevel, Glow, Transforms, Outlines) Dropped Preserved (Animations lost except in case of shadows) Preserved (Animations lost except in case of shadows)
Effects on Shapes/Images (Shadows, Reflection, 3D, Bevel, Soft Edges, Glow, Outline) Missing (only 3D effects on the shape will be missing) Preserved Preserved