Optimize your PowerPoint files

by Volker Weber

Claude asked me about PowerPoint compression. You have seen this before: Somebody gives you a PPT file that is huge. When you look inside you find lots of graphics, most of them in uncompressed BMP format, some even scaled down. OK, you are smart. You know that one has to reduce those bitmaps before adding them. But what can you do, if the damage has already been done?

We tried this tool and it works as advertized:

Essential for any Microsoft PowerPoint user, NXPowerLite is a small stand-alone presentation compression tool. It radically reduces the size of your PowerPoint files by optimizing the graphics and embedded documents contained within them. It's fast, effective and incredibly easy to use. Simply drag your PowerPoint presentation onto the NXPowerLite icon, choose your compression level and click on the 'Optimize' button. NXPowerlite will automatically search through your presentation, finding ways to optimize the content. It can effortlessly compress PowerPoint presentations by over 90%, making them easier to handle, distribute and use. After your presentations have been compressed, they remain completely editable by anybody with a copy of PowerPoint.

Download here >

PS: PowerPoint is evil. Or better yet: People who use PowerPoint are evil :-)


Thanks for the evil compliment. You know what people say in German: schlechten Leuten geht es immer gut.Great news!

Claude, 2003-10-21

Really worth reading in this context:
Edward Tufte on "The cognitive style of Powerpoint"

Starts with a great quote from Lou Gerstner: "[Gerstner] switched off the projector. [...] Let's just talk about your business."

Ingo Erdmann, 2003-10-22

It has been of great value your information regarding the compression of PowerPoint files. I think that in some way you read my mind cause i was needing that tool. I even was surprissed for the coincidence of ideas.
Thanks for the information!

El Salvador, Central America

Eliseo Sorto, 2003-10-23

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