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Create Keynote or PowerPoint slides from image folder
Authored by: ephramz on Mar 09, '06 09:03:23PM

Hobeaux, thanks for pointing out the built in feature in Keynote 2 and 3. I had no idea about that as it doesn't seem to be documented in Keynote's help, and I swore I tried that and it didn't work. Maybe I just tried dragging images to the keynote application icon which it couldn't open, not the slide list.

The only problem with this is that it doesn't scale images to fit completely in the slide, but rather scales up their smallest dimension to fit the slide, and it doesn't include titles like the automator script does. It's nice to know what a slide is about without having to jump to it in the outline. That's why the file names help a little bit.

Rob, thanks for pointing out that you need to start with an open presentation. Forgot about that!



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Create Keynote or PowerPoint slides from image folder
Authored by: paulsaints on Mar 10, '06 12:47:42AM

Thanks for finding the Keynote direct way - it's a pity the photos don't go to the edge but you can change the background colour to black (or anything else) and that reduces the effect of the otherwise white border.



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Create Keynote or PowerPoint slides from image folder
Authored by: Aet on Oct 24, '07 08:50:41PM

The download link no longer works for the Automator application you put together. Even now, so many months after this issue was noticed, Automator still doesn't allow a way to batch import images to new slides with a resize capacity that makes the image scale to fit entirely within the slide, rather than crop off the oversized dimension.

Any chance you could put the app back up for DL?



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Create Keynote or PowerPoint slides from image folder
Authored by: Aet on Oct 24, '07 08:52:00PM

Ack, nevermind! The original link doesn't work, but the mirror is still up.
Many thanks.



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