Leawo PowerPoint to DVD Standard Getting Started

Leawo PowerPoint to DVD Standard helps you convert a PPT file to smooth DVD and burn to disc at one go, while preserving everything original – dynamic effects like animations, transitions, sounds, narrations and webcam videos, as well as static elements like linked pictures, clip arts, texts and 3-D shapes. With the smart app, you can share a PowerPoint presentation on any TV with a DVD player, across multiple computers, e.g. from a Windows to a Mac, with peers who have neither MS PowerPoint nor a required PowerPoint viewer.

The PowerPoint to DVD tool does more than converting and burning. It also has featured ‘Customize’ that allows you to edit the look of a slide, intuitive ‘Options’ to adjust DVD parameters, lovely ‘Logo’ to mark your work, ‘Music’ to pad in a sound or record a narration, ‘Menu’ to DIY a DVD menu, and more custom settings to enhance your PowerPoint presentation before converting to DVD.

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Import PPT Files

Click Import or Add to import a PowerPoint file that you want to convert to DVD. You can add up to 12 PPT files for one project.

Importable file formats: PPT, PPS, POT, PPTX, PPSX, POTX and etc.

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File Information: shows the basic information of a selected PPT file.

* File Name: indicates the path or local directory of the current file.

* File Size: displays how big the selected PPT file is.

* Slide Count: displays how many slides exist in current file.

* Page Size: refers to the slide size of the selected PPT file.

* Last Modified: indicates when the recent modification on the current file occurred.

Slide Preview

The preview panel displays a selected PowerPoint file all the way through. Click the  forward_buttonbutton to preview the next slide, back_button to resume the former, last_button to go to the last or first_button to return to the first.

Customize

To make an improvement on slide look, click on customize_button. In the popup Edit Slide Property interface, do one of the following:

* To rename a slide, in the Slide Name column, double click on the slide (e.g. ‘Slide 1′) to enter a name you prefer.

* To adjust a slide timing, under ‘Transition (sec)’, double-click on the transition (e.g. ’5′) and type another digit.

* To reset the thumbnail of the selected PPT file, in the Thumbnail plot, double click on the current one to load another image from your local drive.

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Note: By default, ‘Thumbnail’ is the first slide of the current PowerPoint file.

Playback Options

The Playback Options provides 2 modes in which you can play an output DVD – Auto & Manual. You can tick either, or both the options.

* Play the slides automatically: Check it if you want the DVD slideshow to play automatically on screen. Remember that music inserted under the auto mode will play across the whole DVD slideshow.

—- Loop play: Select it to advance all the slides without stop

—- Transition time between slides: By default, it is 6 seconds. To change the current transition, hover over the Transition button to move up or down. You can also enter a digit from 0 to 100. Note the setting will be invalid in case the transition time is preset in your PowerPoint file.

* Play the slides manually: Check it to display the slides in thumbnail view and/or in list view.

—- Chapter Scheme: Defines 2 chapter shift options for your DVD slideshow in manual mode. ‘One Slide One Chapter’ refers to that a chapter is generated by slide, while ‘ One Animation One Chapter’ means a chapter is defined by an animation.

Click ‘ No see, no gain!‘ to view a demo showing how One slide one chapter and One Animation One Chapter works.

apply_to_all_button: Click it to apply the current settings to all the rest on the file list.

Set Output Options

Choose a conversion type among Create Standard DVD, Convert to Video File and Create High-Definition DVD.

Note: The Menu button is not available for the Convert to Video File option.

Create Standard DVD

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DVD Options

Norm: NTSC and PAL/SECAM are two TV standards universally accepted. Select the one that accords with your country’s standard. If you are not sure which TV standard is used in your country, click “Help” to select your country or location.

Mode: Under the Create Standard DVD option, the default mode is Standard DVD. Click More… to set the Aspect, Encoder Size and Display Size.

Aspect Ratio: Choose an aspect ratio for the created DVD movie.

Folder: Location of working folder and output folder. Make sure that the two location directories are NOT specified the same, for all the files located in working folder will be removed automatically once the process is completed.

Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings: Click on the advanced_settings_button icon at the right-top for advanced settings.

The Advanced Settings includes a ‘PowerPoint’, ‘Slide Size’, ‘Video Quality’, ‘Audio Codec’, ‘DVD’ and ‘Conversion’ combination.

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PowerPoint

The ‘PowerPoint’ provides 3 options for ignoring audio files in your PowerPoint presentation. It is recommended to check ‘Ignore the audios…in manual-play mode’ in case there are 2 or more animations.

* To do if the presentation is set to show slides with a range…: Applies to PowerPoint presentations with a slide show range (Get by: Slide Show -> Set Up Show -> Show Slides -> From-to-). When a slideshow range is detected in a selected PPT file, you may find one of the following:

—- Having selected Prompt me, you may find a prompt dialog box asking you to apply the range or not.

—- The Apply the range being checked, the current slide show range becomes default.

—- The Ignore the range and show all selected, the program ignores the original range and processes all the slides in sequence.

* To do if the presentation is set to show slides with custom show….: Applies to PowerPoint presentations set up with a custom show (Check by: Slide Show -> Custom shows). The three options below indicate how you would like to respond when a random custom show is detected in the current PowerPoint file.

—- Prompt me means that a dialog box will pop up to let you decide whether to apply the custom show or not.

—- Apply the custom show infers that you will apply the custom show as default.

—- Ignore it and show all indicates that the program will ignore the original custom show and process all the slides in sequence.

Slide Size

The ‘Slide Size’ allows you to choose to keep or adjust the original slide size for output DVD.

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Video Quality

Provides 3 quality choices, High, Normal and Low, for an output DVD video. To achieve a better result, you can choose the High Quality. Yet, higher quality is always accompanied by bigger file size.

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Audio Codec

Includes AC3 and MP2 for a DVD slideshow.

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* AC3: The standard audio codec for DVD. It is a perceptual coding algorithm which allows the use of lower data rates with a minimum of sound quality.

* MP2: also MPEG-1 Audio Layer II. It is a fuzzy audio compression format and a dominant standard for audio broadcasting.

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* DVD Audio Language Code: refers to the language code of audio in a DVD file. If you are not sure which language code to use for your DVD slideshow, click More to get it.

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* Disable DVD Menu: Tick it to have your DVD slideshow loop play on DVD players.

* Hide navigation buttons in manual-play mode: Tick it if you don’t want the navigation buttons display in manual play mode.

Conversion

This feature allows you to choose an installed version of PowerPoint, under which you want to convert your presentation to DVD. When two or more PowerPoint versions are detected, the higher one is recommended by default.

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Mute in conversion: Check it to have a silent conversion process.

Design DVD Menu

The ‘Menu’ includes ‘Main Menu’ and ‘Title Menu’. Choose a stunning menu theme for your DVD slideshow, or create your own with the smart ‘DVD Menu Creator’.

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A simulator for the DVD Remote Control is displayed on the right of the Menu panel. For customization of output DVD, switch between Menu and Title.

Select Menu Templates

Contains a good set of menu template for an output DVD.

Menu Creator

To design your own DVD menu, click menu_creator.

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Select Menu: Click to select either of the menu types (i.e. Main Menu and Title Menu) from the drop-down list. All changes will be applied to the current menu.

Main Menu Design

* Background

Background Fill: There are three ways provided to fill the DVD menu background, which are shown as follows:

Gallery: PPT2DVD Pro provides 6 categories here, including Standard, Business, Education, Holiday, Nature and Others. You can choose a category from the drop-down list, and then select a background template for the menu.

Color: You can fill the background using gradient colors (with 3 options). You can change the linear angle by entering a degree on the text field, and change the color stops by moving the slider. You can see changes on the preview area in real-time.

Picture or Image: Click to import a picture or even video from your hard drives as the background.

* Background Music

Click the Add button to add a piece of music for the DVD menu. After insertion, you can click play_audio to check the playback, or click remove_audio to remove it.

Loop play: Check to loop play the music.

Duration: Set the video duration of a DVD menu.

Apply to all: Click to apply the current background settings to all menu pages.

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Button Style:
Use Template: button-style-1 Use Gradient: button-style-2

Frame Style: Click to choose a category from the drop-down list. Moyea PPT2DVD Pro provides 7 categories, i.e. Standard, Business, Education, Holiday, Nature, Others and Misc. Then you can select a frame style that you prefer.

Apply to all: Click to apply the current button style to all menu items.

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Caption: Allows you to change captions of a selected PPT file.

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Advanced Settings of Menu Properties

Disable this menu: If you have only imported one PPT file, you could check to disable the main menu and select the action token at the end of the show.
Note: If there is only one item under Title menu, and then you could check to disable the title menu and then select the action token at the end of the show, such as “Play slides automatically”.

Loop all presentations: Check to this option if you like to loop all presentations when play on TV.

Show file name on menu: Check to show the file name on the menu.

Style of the focused menu item: Select either style for the focused menu item, Framed or Marked.

Framed: Click from the drop-down list to select a color for the framed.

Marked: You can select an icon for the marked such as Ellipse, Arrow, Star and Hand.

Title Menu Design

It works the same to set a Title Menu as a Main Menu. However, in the Title menu, under the design mode, you can set an icon style for the Return button.

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Original Layout: You can drag the items to change the layout and the display image size in the preview area. Once it is changed, you can also click the original_layout_butto button to return to the original display.

Save: Click it to save your settings for a DVD menu.

Cancel: Click it to cancel the current changes.

Configure Music

To enhance your DVD slideshow with a cool sound, the ‘Music’ helps. Go to the Music tab, add in a favorite song, or record your very narration to the output DVD. You can insert an audio file in either auto mode or manual mode.

In Auto Mode

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* Playback No.: Indicates the serial number of a selected audio file to play in output DVD.

* Background Music: Displays the local directory of a selected audio file.

* Time: Displays the length a selected audio file.

—- To add in a sound track, click the add_audio icon. You can insert as many sounds as you like.

—- To include your personal narration, click the button icon to start recording. For narration recording, a sound card and a decent microphone are required.

—- To test the playback of a new audio file, click the play_audio icon.

—- To remove an audio file, select it and click remove_audio.

In Manual Mode

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The ‘Manual mode’ displays each slide of a selected PowerPoint file. The music insertion and narration recording in this mode are similar to that in auto mode.

You can add an audio file to a separate slide of the select PPT file. How many audio files you can add depends on the amount of slide animations (Build No.).

Add logo(s) and set video layout

The ‘Logo’ lets you insert an image to watermark your output DVD from and set a layout for the DVD video. A special logo is nice to personalize your PowerPoint DVD and prevent it from unwanted coping.

Add a logo to the output DVD

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To place a logo on your DVD slideshow, click add-logo to add an image file from the hard drive. Once loaded, the image will be displayed in the preview panel. You can drag it within the panel or drag its border to zoom in or out.

* Alpha: Drag the slider to set an alpha value for the selected logo file.

* Enable Transparent Color: This function enables you to remove all pixels of a certain color from the image.
Set the color that you want to remove: click pickup-color1 to select a color, or click pickup-color2 to select a color from the selected image:

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* Tolerance: Drag to set a value of tolerance, i.e. to clear relative pixels of the selected image.

Set a layout for output DVD video

 

Margin Size: Drag the slider to set the margin size.

Margin Fill: Three methods are offered to fill the margin.
Method 1 – Pick a picture from current template base.
Method 2 – Adjust the colors. You can adjust the current angle and position of the margin via the cross fades of three different colors.
Method 3 – Take an image file from your local drive.

Burn

After a series of enhancing, you can start converting and burning your PowerPoint file to DVD.

Burning Instructions

1. Choose a DVD burner and a writable DVD drive to burn a converted DVD to disc.

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Burn to Disc

Tick the ‘Burn to Disc’ to burn a ready PowerPoint file onto a DVD disc.

Note: To enable the ‘Burn to Disc’, you should have a writeable DVD drive in your PC.

* Program: An embedded burning engine to burn a selected PowerPoint file to a DVD.

* DVD Burner: The third-party burning program that you want to use for burning the converted DVD to disc.

* Volume Label: It is the display name of the output file on your optical drive.

Create DVD image file

Tick the ‘Create DVD image file’ if DVD drive is not available on your PC. This will help you burn the DVD image file to disc using a third-party DVD burner.

* ISO File: Specifies the local directory of the ISO file.

* Volume Label: Refers to the display name of the output file on your optical drive.

 

2. Click start_burn. A warning prompt is displayed.

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3. Click OK to continue. The Task List is displayed with all the running tasks, the status and the elapsed time. How long the conversion lasts depends on the performance of your computer, the complexity of selected presentations, and etc.

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4. After completion, click on the output directory to view your DVD file.

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