ADOBE PRESENTER 11: Creating Packages
by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP
If you need to share an Adobe Presenter presentation with another developer, you’ll find the Presenter’s Package tool very useful.
Presenter projects begin as a single, self-contained PowerPoint presentation. You can transfer them from one computer to another without worrying about leaving a part of the presentation behind. However, once you add audio or videos assets to a PowerPoint slide via the Presenter tab on the PowerPoint Ribbon, those assets aren’t embedded into the presentation. Instead, Presenter creates a folder that houses those assets every time you save. Should you forget to include the assets folder when you send the PowerPoint presentation to a colleague, the person opening the presentation will receive alert messages about missing files as Presenter attempts to load the assets.
When you package a Presenter project, everything a developer needs to open the project is included in the package (except for the actual Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Presenter software). A developer simply needs to double-click the prpkg file they receive from you to extract all of the project assets into a self-contained folder.
To create a Package, from the Adobe Presenter tab, Presentation group, click the Package tool.
Click the Browse button (the three dots) and select a folder for the package.
Click the Pack button and you’re done. As mentioned above, the prpkg file contains everything a fellow developer needs to make changes to the project (assuming they have both PowerPoint and Presenter installed).
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