To specify the Powerpoint files that will be converted just press the "Add" button and then specify the powerpoint files.
To remove a powerpoint file from the list press on the "Remove" button or select the "Clear" menu item to clear the list.
To specify options for the converted executable that Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots will create, press on the second tab called "Options".
There you can specify how long the slideshow will stay on each slide (Stay Duration) and the image transition effect duration (Effect Duration).
You can also specify the default image transition effect. Please note that you can also specify different image transition effects for each slide if you want.
Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots can also create slideshow with music. Press on the "Browse" button and select the audio background music file to create slideshow with music. Also, if you want to play the background music continuously and start it from the beginning when it finishes, check the "Loop" checkbox.
You can also specify the background music volume. Specify a volume percentage e.g. 50% or specify a value in decibels (dB) e.g. 10db.
Moreover, you can also specify the size mode for the images of the photo slideshow. You can specify that the images will be zoomed proportionally to fit the slideshow size (Zoom - default), or to insert them into the slideshow with their original sizes (As Is), or that they will be stretched to fit the screen size (Stretch).
Additionally, you can set the background color of the photo slideshow.
You can also create slideshow from photos and automatically rotate photos based on their EXIF metadata information so that they are displayed correctly (useful for smartphone images e.t.c.). Just check the "Rotate images based on Exif information" checkbox.
Also, you can extend the photo slideshow to its audio length. If the images slideshow takes less time than the audio and you want to insert the entire audio into the slideshow then check the "Extend Slideshow if Audio is longer".
Moreover, if you want to share your slideshow via email, then you will probably to zip it first. Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots will compress the generated slideshow executable into a zip file if you check the "ZIP Slideshow" checkbox.
Also, you can email the slideshow with Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots if you check the "Email Slideshow" checkbox.
Lastly, you can set the output folder for the photo slideshow and check "Overwrite" if you want to overwrite the existing slideshow file if it already exists.
To specify a password for the converted executable go to tab "Restrictions", check the "Ask for Password" checkbox and enter the password for the executable.
To specify permissions for functions of the converted executable, go to tab "Restrictions" and there check or uncheck the "Permissions" checkboxes such as "Allow Fullscreen", "Allow Save Image", "Allow View Document Properties", "Allow Printing" e.t.c.
To disable print screen globally to protect from copying document contents go to tab "Restrictions" and uncheck the "Allow Copy Screen" checkbox.
To encrypt the converted executable contents and images with Triple DES encryption algorithm go to the tab "Restrictions" and check the "Encrypt Images" checkbox.
To protect converted executable from modification go to tab "Restrictions" and check the "Prevent Executable from Modification" checkbox.
If someone changes the converted executable it will stop to run.
It is also possible to specify time and date restrictions for the converted executable.
For example, teachers can specify maximum viewing time of the converted executable for their students or specify that will be possible to be viewed only after a specific date.
To do that go to the tab "Restrictions" and specify date and time restrictions such as "Maximum Viewing Time", "Maximum View Times", "Maximum Print Times" e.t.c.
It is also possible to specify security restrictions for the converted executable. For example, a also supervisor can specify that the converted executable will only run on specific computers to elevate security.
Go to the tab "Restrictions" and there you can specify to allow viewing only for specific usernames, domain names, computer names or specific computers based on their machine signatures.
To get the machine signature a computer go to tab "Restrictions" and press on the "Get Machine Signature" to get the machine signature of the current computer.
Alternatively, if you want to get the machine signature of a computer where Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots is not installed, copy and run on this computer the GetMachineSignature.exe program that is in the Convert Powerpoint to EXE 4dots directory.
To specify a company logo for the converted executable images, go to the tab "Logo".
There you can specify the company logo text, font color and font, position and x and y offset.
You can also specify watermark image for the images of the converted executable.
Go to tab "Watermark Image" and specify image, position, opacity e.t.c.
You can also customize GUI of the converted executable.
Go to tab "GUI" and there you can specify "EXE Icon" of the converted executable, message on start, message on end, about box text, window title.
You can also specify to show a splash screen and specify the font color and splash screen background color and the splash screen text.
Finally, press on the "Convert to EXE" button and wait for the application to do its job.
In the end the output folder will open in Windows Explorer with the converted executable file being selected.
To run the generated slideshow executable, it is necessary just to have Windows and .NET 2.0 and above installed.
If you have specified to create a slideshow with image transition effects that you can stop the animation and move across the still images with the arrow keys if you press the escape key once.
If you press the escape key twice, then the slideshow will close and exit.
If you press the space key once while you have stopped the image transition effects, the animation will start again.
To zoom in or zoom out images of the conveted executable press on the "Zoom In" or "Zoom Out" buttons of upper panel or select "Zoom In" or "Zoom Out" from the "View" menu.
You can also press the shortcut keys Ctrl and + to Zoom in and Ctrl and - to Zoom out.
Press on the "Actual Size" to zoom images to their actual size width, press on the "Fit Width" button to zoom the images to fit the width of the application window, press on the "Fit Page" to zoom the images to fit the height of the application window.
To rotate left or right the images of the converted executable press on the "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right" buttons of the panel or select "Rotate Left" or "Rotate Right" from the "View" menu.
To navigate between slides of the converted executable press on the "Previous Slide","Next Slide","First Slide","Last Slide" buttons of the upper panel or access the "Go To" menu of the main menu.
You can also specify to go to a specific slide. To do that enter the slide number in the go to slide textbox and press Enter.
It is also possible to draw on the images. This is useful for example to emphasize something during a presentation e.t.c.
To do that go the "Tools" menu and their select "Draw on Image" from the "Draw" menu.
You can also specify "Draw Color" and "Draw Width".
To export all images select "Export all images" from the "Tools" menu.
To save current slide as image go to the "File" menu and select "Save Image as".
To view document properties go to the "File" menu and select "View Document Properties".
To print the converted executable contents select "Print", "Print Setup" or "Print Preview" from the "File" menu.
To pause or resume slideshow transitions select "Pause Transitions" or "Resume Transitions" from the "View" menu.
To show the main menu and upper panel during fullscreen mode, move the mouse cursor on the upper side of the screen.
Alternatively, right click on the converted executable slide and select "Show Main Menu" from the context menu.
When the application is first started it asks you for your desired user interface language.
You can also change the user interface language from the "Language" menu.