July 18, 2007
Update: Adobe Connect and Office 2007

Back in April, when we first began moving to Office, 2007, I posted a note of caution when using Powerpoint 2007 with Adobe Connect.

Recently, Adobe Connect released an update which appears to take care of many of these problems. Note:

  • You will still need to save Powerpoint files for Adobe Connect in 97-2003 format (.ppt files)
  • Most 2007 themes now translate correctly in terms of color and fonts when uploaded to Connect meetings (all the themes I've tested have worked, but I haven't tested all available themes)
  • Bullets sometimes convert correctly and sometimes do not. There are always bullets, but they are not always the bullet type in the original theme.
  • There is a new plug-in for creating Adobe Presenter presentations

At this point, If you're planning a Connect meeting and will be using Powerpoint, you may want to upload a sample file once you've selected a theme to be sure that the particular theme (and especially the bullets) will look acceptable in Connect.

Posted by dcoates at July 18, 2007 10:08 AM
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