If you plan to import a PowerPoint presentation into Adobe Captivate, it's a good idea to first resize the PowerPoint presentation from within PowerPoint. If you resize the PowerPoint presentation, the size of the imported slides you see in Captivate will match the width and height of your Captivate project.
While resizing a PowerPoint presentation is easy, there is a slight problem. PowerPoint's measurement system is in inches, while Captivate works in pixels. Converting inches to pixels isn't something most of us can do without a calculator. But we've got you covered... use the chart below when resizing the PowerPoint presentation.
To resize a PowerPoint presentation:
- In PowerPoint (2007 or 2010), choose Design > Page Setup.
The Page Setup dialog box opens.
- Using the chart above, change the height and width of your presentation to match the pixels of the Captivate project.
As I said, the actual process of resizing the presentation is simple, and takes just seconds. However, consider resizing the PowerPoint presentation early in the game. Changing the size of a presentation will likely result in slide object resizing and moving. Check your PowerPoint slides carefully before importing the presentation into Captivate.