Using PowerPoint To Create Sophisticated Images For Use In ToolBook

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ToolBook includes a PowerPoint SumTotal Publish to ToolBook add-in for PowerPoint, which allows you to convert PowerPoint files into ToolBook files.




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During the conversion into a ToolBook file any images within the PowerPoint file will be converted into PNG image files which are able to store these complex images, including the Alpha Channel transparency information.


PowerPoint includes a sophisticated image rendering ability which allows you to enhance images by adding features such as:



In PowerPoint you can also add various shapes to your slides using the Insert | Shapes option. These shapes can then be enhanced by modifying the shape's Style to give it effects such as:



The image below is a screen capture from PowerPoint showing a basic example of a photo and star shape, both of which are shown in plain form as well as with some special PowerPoint image effects applied to them.



These effects are maintained through the conversion process.


Knowing this, you can now use PowerPoint to create sophisticated looking images for use in your ToolBook files.


SAMPLES

To demonstrate this potential, the following ToolBook files were created from PowerPoint files using the PowerPoint SumTotal Publish to ToolBook add-in.


This sample in ToolBook 11.5 format gives you access to hundreds of arrow images in dozens of different styles.






This sample in ToolBook 11.5 format gives you access to hundreds of seals in dozens of different styles and sizes.






This sample in ToolBook 11.5 format gives you access to about 1200 bullets in different styles.





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