Over the past few weeks, I have been designing and re-designing a powerpoint presentation for the Dean at MSU’s College of Arts and Letters. At 1pm yesterday, I was told it needed to be ready to go at 2:30 as the Dean and her team were leaving to go to Las Vegas. And I was told it needed to loop. And I had been designing in Illustrator to tighten things up.
I had my work cut out for me. I exported my AI file as a pdf. I made the pages into slides in Powerpoint. The file was too big and crashed every computer. So I exported the PPWT as a MOV. This only played each slide for one second- not long enough to read the slides. Into Final Cut we go. Export for Quicktime, I knew this would loop. Now the images were too low quality for a video. No luck, still.
So with a powerpoint, videos and illustrator file out the window, I went back to my PDF. Did you know PDFs can scroll constantly on your screen in Acrobat Pro? Neither did I. Now I do.
I learned a lot yesterday.