our co-wokers in sales department run into problems with linked media in Powerpoint 2007; we have basically two types of media:
1. Video files, different file types, some big files, 50-200MB/file;
2. "Local web content"; link in Powerpoint goes to a local index.html file and opens a browser session; the colleague navigates through the sites (all sites and media are local, too) and when he's done, heads back to Powerpoint.
There are two problems right now:
1. When I run that presentation and open the "local web content", a warning about "active content" pops up but the browser opens nevertheless and overlays the warning. There doesn't seem to be a problem with the content when I don't answer the warning box and allow the content. Also I have checked security settings in powerpoint, internet explorer and flash player, added save locations (C: Drive) but the message still shows up. I used IE and FF as default browsers but the warning pops up everytime so I guess it is still PPT-related.
Is there any way to disable this warning? I tried to reproduce this case on my PC with PPT 2010 but without trouble/warnings.
2. The presentations sometimes get stuck and Powerpoint cannot be used anymore, it has to be force closed and the presentation need to start again from the last sheet. This is not a permanent error, it occurs sometimes during navigation or video playback or when trying to get back from the browser...Is there an official or commonly known way to work with this mass of media..? As far as I know the files are always saved locally (not linked via network) and with linked relative paths.
Is there generally a "best practice" for all of this, with on-board functionality?
It is hard to re-educate some users, but if its profitable for their presentation, it might work ;-)