World Wide Web

What about the World Wide Web? We all know how that's exploded. Can you convert presentations to the Web?

Yes, and I can't think of a better way to have your presentation reach people all over the world. Instead of presenting to people in a room, you can dazzle viewers around the world from Brazil to Tokyo!

But is it easy to do? People want easy.

Oh, it's a snap! Just like I have an AutoContent Wizard, I also have an Internet Assistant Wizard. She makes creating Web pages as easy as waving a wand.

Well Hocus Pocus Dominocus! Tell us how to conjure up the Internet Assistant Wizard!

Converting your presentation into Web pages
Follow these steps to convert your presentation into Internet format.

    1. Open the presentation you want to convert.

    2. Click the File menu, and then click Save As HTML. The Internet Assistant Wizard will appear.

Selecting the Save as HTML command

    3. Follow the steps in the Wizard.

The Wizard presents you with options for converting the presentation:

In the dialog boxes that appear, you define the page layout, the type of graphic files that are created (GIF, JPEG or PowerPoint animation), and the size of graphical images. As well, you provide information including your e-mail address and the Home Page Address. In the Colors and Buttons dialog box, you define page color and button style. In the Layout Options dialog box, you indicate where navigation buttons are placed.

Saving Files for the Web tip

Once the Internet Assistant Wizard has converted our slides to Web pages, I want to see what it looks like. How do I do that?

Just fire up my ol' buddy Internet Explorer and I'll show you the rest. Explorer, by the way, plays saxophone in our band sometimes. When he's not out exploring.

Viewing your presentation on your computer

    1. Open the Internet Explorer 4 browser.

    2. Click the File menu, then click Open. The Open Internet dialog box will appear.

IE4 Browser

    3. Click the Browse button and locate the page with the filename index.htm.

Browsing your hard drive

    4. Click the file to select it, then click Open. Your Internet presentation will appear in the browser.

And how do we get those Web pages onto the World Wide Web?

For that you'll have to work with your Internet Service Provider.

Publishing your pages on the Web
The Web pages you create in PowerPoint do not automatically appear on the World Wide Web (WWW). You must make arrangements to have the pages stored on a Web server. Only then is your presentation available to Web users. You can usually publish your Web pages through an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

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