Add PowerPoint 2000 presentation to FREE Web site

Toughest thing to try and accomplish with, say freeservers.com as an example.  Use Frontpage 2000 and all upload attempts to ftp site consistently get disconnected; appears to be a size limit, though no info found confirms this.  Furthermore, links work on deveopment site computer, slide show runs fine but get errors due to missing files in a subdirectory on ftp site; which are the actual runtime files.  

Will check netmechanic, but wondered if anyone's had success in loading PP pres to web site and if it is the actual ppt presentation, a pack and go type, or individual html pages?????

Think it's an easy answer, but baffled if my roadblocks are only because of the FREE service.  There's plenty of space left on my space (up to 20MB).

Since I've tried many different iterations, request no answers, just comments.

Thanks for your  C O M M E N T S .
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAsked:
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dew_associatesCommented:
Asta, in order for Powerpoint to work within an internet connection, regardless of whether you use FP or something else, the provider of the web space must (A) provide Frontpage Server Extensions and (B) Be able to support Netshow. Obviously then, the person viewing the presentation will need IE 4 and higher or Netscape 4.5 or higher. No Macs will be able to view it.

Are you trying to add animation to the website?
Dennis
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
Sorry astaec! Hi Dennis, would you mind to pay a visit to this Q http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=frontpage&qid=10224728 
He may need your help too.      pslh
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
No problem, pslh, step in anytime for any reasons.

Dennis, thanks for the response.  The one site (freeservers) definitely doesn't support server extensions (yet).  Documentation for the Office 2000 Premium package (in particular, PowerPoint 2000) states:  Now that your show is ready, all you have to do is save your presentation as a Web page.  Your WEB pages are published to your Web site instantly and they're perfect!  People can navigate from slide to slide and even send you email, blah blah.....  

I've got no problems with animations; wanted to faciliate screen show type PP presentations in slide view process and format.  I actually got it to work (briefly) before getting the http 404 error, among others.  

What you were referring to, though, utilizing netmeeting, etc. would apply and appears supported as well, based on collaborating on the web topics where Presentation Broadcast lets you give a slide show over my internet web; can be received by anyone who has Microsoft IE Web browser.  With all this said, I've probably got no options with the free site to make any of this work; probably have to find hosting with front page and server extension support.

It sounds as though the only option with the current environment at freeservers would be to save in HTML format as said; the problem with that is the entire presentation is called, say astaec.htm.  This is gnarly.

You'd think a pack-n-go with viewer would be a viable alternative; but perhaps the site doesn't want executables in free space with the viewer.  I'm baffled.  

THANKS A BUNCH for the info so far.  Anything else come to mind with this new input?

Asta

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dew_associatesCommented:
I don't know about the other errors you received, however the Error 404 is usually an HTML coding error that indicates that for the link before the selected link in the Web page there is missing a quotation mark. Some of the old browsers, including IE 2.0, permitted this error to pass and connect to the link, and IE 3.0 and later strictly adhere to the convention of enclosing links within quotation marks.

I know alot of sites are getting scared of any executibles being uploaded because of all of the hacking going on.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
That's the strange thing; no HTML errors at all .... the error just appears when trying to force some of my src inserts and links (back to the powerpoint HTML piece).  

I'm off to tackle this further (between ice packs).  Will increase value if I can find any 'hope' to make this work with anyone who doesn't support frontpage extensions, since I can work quite nicely with ftp and forget frontpage, et al if needed.   Which brings me to one more point; since upgrading to from a prior Front Page version to this whole Office 2000 Premium package, all kinds of stuff hit the fan (so to speak).  Outlook 2000 bit the bullet (or might as well have); reverted to Outlook Express 5.0, personal web server disappeared; use Outlook 2000 only for calendar/contact book.  Multitudes of issues; waiting for MS Support to respond to an escalated issue about the 2K package.  Perhaps some of my roadblocks are related to the anomolies that reinstall, office repair, and all the standard stuff hasn't fixed.

Asta

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DVanTasselCommented:
Reguarding Powerpoint presentations in FrontPage. Check out http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q194/1/04.ASP. Hopefully this article will have info to help you.
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dew_associatesCommented:
That link only applies to FP97/98.
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DVanTasselCommented:
Yes, I have yet to find an ActiveX control that supports FP2000 and have found that the images are terrible using the FP97 control.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Well; thought perhaps just using the HTML flat file info and pointing to a page or two would work.... not even.

Sounds like I'm out of luck, huh?

Just for that, thought I'd add some sounds from songs written (wav) files; they're too big.  Any ideas about condensing/compressing wav files for internet loads?  Netmechanic pointed to slow loads.  Removed all the PowerPoint stuff, since it appears to be a solution that's "before its time".  I had downloaded Goldwave to test this software and has nice functionality, but not too nifty on the compression side, nor on changing from, say stereo to mono - 16 bit to 8, etc.

Asta

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Dew, what did you mean no MACS could view?  You bring up yet more challenges, thanks.  I guess I'd better install Netscape (despite all the reasons I have not to), but without second browser to check webs, too much work after the fact.  Do you have both browsers installed without problem?  My reluctance stems from all the problems which I've been involved in that appear to be Netscape vs. IE issues.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Increase by 50 due to modified nature of Q, since a new question came up from an answer.

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dew_associatesCommented:
Asta, it is a MAC issue, not IE or Netscape.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Well, no new progress, nor new recommendations (boohoo).  Thus, back where I was ... no solutions to getting what I want (feel like a baby)....

Doesn't seem fair that I should want to use tools as they are marketted to accomplish missions that can't be accomplished.  So, I'll quit whining and close this out, assuming nothing new evolves on my on-line day, today.

Back to my BORING GIF animations as recourse.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Asta, I've been playing with this since you posted it (albeit I did have to learn how to create a PP presentation first). I uploaded a PP imbedded presentation to our internet IIS server as well as our inhouse network and it uploaded and ran fine, although the presentation was a bit juvenile.

I suspect the problem lays with the freeserver.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
You're the BEST!  Thanks for your ongoing efforts and caring.  I've since deduced the same, tried numerous other freebees, that don't seem to have the problem this morning.  Haven't yet added the content but tests show just fine.  I appreciate your stick-to-it-iveness (old world statement for tenacity).    I'll post the link shortly as I complete this question, in the event you want to check out my "computer-shmumptuter" verse which cracked my daughter up.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Computers-shmumptuter verse on the following link; rather large wav file, so the file needs to load prior to media player starting or it stutters (on an old Pentium II)...  Thanks for your perserverence on my issue, Dennis, I appreciate it.  Perhaps this'll get you smiling as it did my daughter who seems me all too often pulling out my hair all around computer issues.

http://homepages.msn.com/PetsPl/astaec/

Asta
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dew_associatesCommented:
But of course my dear, do post the link!
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Thank you, Dennis, for your efforts on my behalf.  I appreciate it.  PowerPoint is a great tool, glad you got to explore its functionality.  My presentations includes lots of my music and video creations, along with modules requiring other api's, so perhaps that adds to my roadblocks.

Anyway, best wishes for a great holiday.

Asta
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dew_associatesCommented:
It's a great site so far Asta. Well done! Let nothing stop your endeavors..

Please, you and yours enjoy this holiday season!
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Dennis.  Did you listen to the LARGE WAVE FILE?  That was probably one of the last links on the primary page for the computer shmumptuter verse.  

Best wishes for a great holiday as well to you and your family, Dennis.  

Back to the ice packs.
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dew_associatesCommented:
I did hear Asta, you are definitely something else girl!
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Tee hee.  I'll post another 30 points as separate question for you, Dennis, to let me know it the wav file here took long to load and if it stutterred during the initial start up of the ComputerShmumptuer Wave File.  On a system with a 33.6 modem, took quite long to load; unlike the small midi file at startup.  If yours was smooth and ran right away, what is your setup, ISDN/DSL or faster modem?  The processor is 233Mhz PII where it loaded slowly.

http://homepages.msn.com/PetsPl/astaec/

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dew_associatesCommented:
Asta, I did some test downloads of both files, the meow and ComputerShmumpter (almost split a gut laughing) is that you?

Anyway, here's some info for you. In all cases the meow was rather quick, so this applies to the large file.

28.8 nearly 13 minutes
33.6 nearly 9 minutes
54.4 nearly 6
ADSL about 3 minutes
ISDN about 3 minutes
T-1 25 seconds

These times can vary depending upon where the user is, the type of connection as well as traffic.

How about converting them to Midi?
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Yuppers (as my daughter likes to say), that's all me, kitty included.  Josh (my husband) thinks I'm a nutcase, but laughs along my german self.  WOWOWOW that is WAY too long on the wav file for any modem.  Here I thought I was almost smart and also thought that by squishing my wav file as I did, and quickenning the speed, eliminating silence, etc. that the WAV would load more quickly.  All Midi files are TEENY.

HEY.... I've never even considered converting wav files to midi files, nor even tried.  I've got tons of SW but surely haven't found the right toy (yet) to allow a WAV to MID conversion.

GOLLY you're smart!  Plus attended Comdex .... where do you find the time?  I'm on line (ice packs and all) for what feels like zillions of hours and can never quite get all my creative energy and resources aligned.

I so appreciate all your participation in teaching me along the way.  I saw your comment about rejecting/withdrawing the question which pertains to your effort and although I want to make you happy... no way will I delete the Q.  I'm gonna increase and pay!!!

Thanks a ton of bunches!!!  How/what have you used to convert WAV to MIDi?

Asta

PS... I thought working with SQL, OfficeVision, Script/VS, etc... was intriguing.  Nothing like fiddling in the web (so to speak).
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dew_associatesCommented:
ROFLMAO, let me see what I can do with your wav<wink>
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dew_associatesCommented:
By the way, I agree with Josh!
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
TOO COOL, thanks.  Josh is here, laughed about your comment.
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