Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?

Subject: Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 11:09:05 -0700

SlideSource seems kind of weak. Easy to use but limited capabilities.

SlideManager is the opposite, quite powerful but has so many features
that it's confusing and easy to do the wrong thing.

Somewhat expert rant about the lack of a PowerPoint-compatible CMS:

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:34 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> I figured out that what I really want (or, at least, the best I can
> get) is a PowerPoint-compatible content manager. SlideManager and
> SlideSource are still in the running.
> Both are web-based, let you create slide libraries by uploading
> PowerPoint files, create presentations from the slide library, update
> a slide in all presentations that use it with a single edit, and
> download presentations to PPT files. All slide-level editing is done
> offline in PPT.
> SlideManager also lets you update a presentation's template online and
> seems more capable of managing all of a company's slides.
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