Solved

Generate an image and thumbnail of powerpoint slides using CFMX?

Posted on 2008-10-16
10
625 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I would like to know if it is possible to upload a Powerpoint file and convert each slide to a jpg?  Any examples?
0
Comment
Question by:jeffmace
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
10 Comments
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 22740783
CF can't do this... It might be possible using some of the commercial tools available using cfexecute but it would depend if the tool can accept command line args..

0
 

Author Comment

by:jeffmace
ID: 22740883
is it possible to use cfdocument to convert the .ppt file to a pdf, then from there export each slide as an image?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 22741073
you might be able to use PPTUtils

http://coldfusion.dzone.com/news/coldfusion-java-easy-rapid-pow

to convert the ppt to html and then use cfdocument to create the pdf however i don't think there's a way to get cfimage to do anything with a pdf
0
Use Filtering Commands to Process Files in Linux

Learn how to manipulate data with the help of various filtering commands such as `cat`, `fmt`, `pr`, and others in Linux.

 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:GlennaShaw
ID: 22744561
It is extremely easy to save PowerPoint slides as images.
See: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=export+powerpoint+slides+to+jpg
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 22744630
it is -not- easy for CFMX to do it however (which is the question)
0
 

Author Comment

by:jeffmace
ID: 22744666
Sid, I thought there was a feature in CFPDF that would export each page as an image..  I am lookint at the pptutils now to see how that works.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:GlennaShaw
ID: 22744769
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
SidFishes earned 500 total points
ID: 22744868
I saw that link as well.

tonic systems has been borged by google and they are not selling the product any more

 the aspose.slides prog does appear to support export to images however...

it's only available in a .net version (at least the free trial) which means that CF8 would be required and it's 900 bucks so that's an issue...

"I thought there was a feature in CFPDF that would export each page as an image.."

you're right... http://cfpdf.blogspot.com/2007/06/thumbnail-images.html

and I guess you could use scale = "100" to generate a fullsize "thumbnail"

(didn't say it was impossible...just not easy ;)


0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 22744900
Glenna
see comment #22741073 above

0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hi. There are several upload tutorials using jquery and coldfusion. I found a very interesting one here Upload Your Files using Jquery & ColdFusion and Preview them (http://www.randhawaworld.com/) . I did keep the main js functions but made sever…
Introduction This article explores the design of a cache system that can improve the performance of a web site or web application.  The assumption is that the web site has many more “read” operations than “write” operations (this is commonly the ca…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question