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Re: exporting animations to powerpoint

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  • Subject: [mg47265] Re: exporting animations to powerpoint
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2004 03:30:08 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <c4gdb6$t00$>
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


why do you not save the single frames as bitmaps and
use AVI Creator


Dennis de Lang wrote:
> Hello all,
> 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.
> Likewise, if I view the animation with another graphics viewer (Irfanview)
> the frame rate seems to have been significantly increased compared to the
> Mathematica animation, making me wonder if perhaps animated GIFS depend on
> the CPU clock rate instead of real time...
> Anyway, is it therefore possible to export Mathematica animations to other
> formats, such as AVI or MPG, which are also easier to handle in programs
> such as Powerpoint because of their easier start/stop options and their more
> reliable (i.e. computer independent)  frame rate?
> Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
> Dennis

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