Office Software Thread, Edit a running Powerpoint/Self refreshing in Technical; We currently run a powerpoint presentation to show students the status of repairs and when their laptop is ready for ...
14th July 2010, 07:57 PM #1
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Edit a running Powerpoint/Self refreshing
We currently run a powerpoint presentation to show students the status of repairs and when their laptop is ready for collection from the ICT support team. We have a monitor mounted in a foyer for students to view. This is monitor is linked to a computer running a powerpoint presentation.
We are currently having to stop the powerpoint and edit when the status of a repair changed. This is about 10-15 changes a day, each time having to vnc to the computer running the presentation and editing the file.
Is there a way to edit a powerpoint presentation that is running and make it auto-refresh containing the changes. If not possible via powerpoint is there another solution?
14th July 2010, 08:07 PM #2
A browser based solution would probably be a better option. You should be able to throw together a bit of html and code to read the "Repair" status from a text file and refresh this every 30mins or so. Google is your friend!
14th July 2010, 08:29 PM #3
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Any sample code or example of this would be very useful
14th July 2010, 08:30 PM #4
How about saving your presentation as images and using this little app I wrote? LZSlideshow - Localzuk
15th July 2010, 01:59 AM #5
There is also another app in the digital signage threads that cover what you want.
15th July 2010, 08:04 PM #6
How about using Showpoint - PresentationPoint | ShowPoint control remotely we use this on our Digital Signage systems, we update the PPT and it re-loads automatically so you just need to edit the original on the server and it will sort itself out
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