Re: Re: Manipulator Import in Powerpoint

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg82237] Re: [mg82225] Re: Manipulator Import in Powerpoint*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:21:28 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <fepvft$iu4$1@smc.vnet.net> <200710150528.BAA00647@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

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". (www.edwardtufte.com/tufte) 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 > http://scientificarts.com/worklife > A WorkLife FrameWork > E x t e n d i n g MATHEMATICA's Reach... > > > > > On Oct 13, 4:26 am, michopou... at gmail.com 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 > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: Manipulator Import in Powerpoint***From:*David Reiss <dbreiss@gmail.com>