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RE: exporting animations to powerpoint

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  • Subject: [mg47258] RE: [mg47217] exporting animations to powerpoint
  • From: David.Annetts at
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 00:03:56 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Dennis

> I am trying to export an animation created with Mathematica 
> to Powerpoint.
> If I export it as an animated GIF file, and subsequently 
> import this file
> into Powerpoint, I only see the first frame of the animation 
> but not the
> animation itself during the slide show.


> Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

I get Mathematica animations to Powerpoint via bitmaps of each frame.  I
assemble the movie using the program pjBMP2AVI.  I typically access it
from Powerpoint using a hyperlink rather than direct import because I
have more control over the movie player -- Quicktime is sometimes more
useful than Media Player.

The sequence I use is essentially

	plt = Show[...];
	outfile = StringJoin[baseName, ToString[frameNumber], ".BMP"];
	Export[outfile, plt, "BMP", various graphics options],
	{jf, 1, numberOfFrames}


  Dr. David Annetts
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