Of course I had to forget to mention distilling before cropping! So I
am in agreement with Steve. Except, don't you need to crop the pdfs?

Bodvar

On 9/6/07, Steve Cavanaugh <scavanaugh at nat-seattle.com> wrote:
> Unless the PP slides contain active elements, I would think printing the
> PP slides to PDF and importing those by reference would be considerably
> better.  Perhaps there is a reason not to do this, but it sure works
> great here.
>
>
> Steve Cavanaugh
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Bodvar Bjorgvinsson
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007 9:33 AM
> To: Madeleine Reardon Dimond
> Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Re: Importing PPT slideshows
>
> PP does not seem to behave well when it comes to printing. My solution
> would be to print to file full width (Letter/A4 - sadly printing will
> not (Office 2003) print landscape) and then crop top and bottom all
> pages. After that FM should be able to import by ref.
>
> Any other ideas would be interesting to hear.
>
> Bodvar
>
> On 9/4/07, Madeleine Reardon Dimond <roseriter at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I work for a courseware department that makes PowerPoint slideshows
> > and then imports the slides to Framemaker as OLE links to make their
> > printed books.
> > This process makes huge, unstable files that take forever to update.
> >
> > When I asked why they didn't use Frame's Import by Reference feature,
> > I was told that FrameMaker will import only the first slide of a show.
>
> > So although the Chapter 3 PowerPoint slideshow may have 20 slides,
> > only Slide 1 will import by reference.
> >
> > Being used to importing pdfs one page at a time, I can't help thinking
>
> > there must be a way to do the same thing with PowerPoint shows. Does
> > anybody know what it might be?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Madeleine Reardon Dimond
> >
> >
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