The great news is it’s easy to fix. How you change slides to a standard size depends on whether you are developing the slides in PowerPoint, or developing them in Keynote (Mac) then converting to .ppt.
- PowerPoint 2007
Go in to the presentation, click on the ‘Design’ tab, then ‘Page Setup’. Change slide size to ‘On-screen show (4:3)’ and rename/save file. Now try to upload in to Litmos once again.
- Keynote conversion to PowerPoint Presentation
You will need to ensure the slide resolution used in conversion is the same 4:3 ratio – either (800 x 600) or (1024 x 768). Here are Apple’s instructions on changing slides from the default sizes: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2925
- Convert PowerPoint presentation to Flash movie format (.swf)
Alternatively, you can opt to convert your file from a .ppt/.pptx to a Flash file (.swf), which can then be uploaded in to Litmos as a Flash module.
To do this you can use many different tools but this one from iSpring can be downloaded for free from: www.ispringfree.com. Their ‘PowerPoint to Flash Converter’ is a PowerPoint plug-in specifically designed to preserve all aspects of your presentation through a conversion.
*After downloading the free tool you will see ‘iSpring Free’ appears in your PowerPoint window as an extra menu along the toolbar. It is then simply a matter of opening your PowerPoint presentation and clicking on the ‘iSpring Free’ menu, then selecting to Publish it to Flash using their preset settings.