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Re: Re: Manipulator Import in Powerpoint

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  • Subject: [mg82237] Re: [mg82225] Re: Manipulator Import in Powerpoint
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:21:28 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The insidiousness of PowerPoint is beautifully and convincingly 
expounded in the little pamphlet by Edward Tufte, "The Cognitive Style 
of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within".  (

It makes me shudder when I hear elementary school teachers boasting that 
every student in their class learned how to make a PowerPoint 
presentation to the class.

It even makes me shudder when I hear some of my colleagues tell me they 
deliver their in-class lectures as PowerPoint presentations.

David Reiss wrote:
> Sadly there is a misguided belief that Powerpoint is some sort of
> "standard" (look, I just have to say this--I HATE Powerpoint and think
> that it is one of the great misfortunes that has befallen the art of
> communication...), so IF you can transition to using Mathematica to do
> your presentations it will open up Vistas (sorry the pun) in
> presentation possibilities that are Reimann surfaces beyond whatever
> MS products will ever achieve...
> OK, that said (and done with emotional rant), I assume that there is
> no integration of Powerpoint with Flash video (MS really does not do
> much with moving Powerpoint forward--I suspect that it is the one
> product that they filed with the least development resources placed
> upon it).  But if Flash were something that Powerpoint could display
> then, as a stopgap, you could export your Manipulate as a SWF file and
> embed it in the Powerpoint to at least show some of what the
> Manipulate can do.
> Hope that this helps,
> --David
> A WorkLife FrameWork
> E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach...
> On Oct 13, 4:26 am, michopou... at wrote:
>> Is there a way to import a manipulator object into a Powepoint
>> presentation? Has anybody created an object plugin?
>> Alternatively, is there a translator to take a Powerpoint and covert
>> it to A MAahematica 6.0 presentation?
>> Thanks greatly,
>> -john michopoulos

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