How do I add Web-based presentations to Proclaim?

Note: this article refers to adding an online slideshow to your Proclaim presentation. If you're looking for how to add an online video to your presentation, click here.

You may have a Google Slides presentation or a PowerPoint presentation based in the PowerPoint web app that you would like to add to your Proclaim presentation, but you ask yourself "Can I add this to my presentation easily?". The answer is yes, you can! Just follow the following steps

Google Slides

In Chrome:

  1. Go to https://docs.google.com/presentation/ to view your presentations.
  2. Click on the one you want to present in Proclaim and find the share button in the upper right corner.
  3. Change the sharing to "Anyone with the link" can view and copy the link.

 

 

In Proclaim:

  1. Add a Web Page service item to your presentation.
  2. Paste the link you copied from Google Slides into the URL box.
  3. Change the end of the URL from '/edit?usp=sharing' to '/present'

 

 

Now when you navigate to this slide, while On-Air or in Preview, the web page will load your Google Slides presentation full screen.

 

 

Clicking on the slide itself will advance it and allow you to use your keyboard's arrow keys to advance the subsequent slides!
Once you are ready to move on in Proclaim, click the next arrow with your mouse and you are back to normal.

Similarly, with the PowerPoint web app:

In Chrome:

  1. Go to https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx to view your presentations.
  2. Click on the one you want to present in Proclaim and find the share button in the upper right corner.
  3. Click 'Get a link', select 'View' from the drop down, and copy it.
  4. Now paste the link back into your browser. This will take you to seemingly the same page, but this time you don't need to be logged in.
  5. Click start slide show and a new window will open.
  6. Copy the URL of the page in the new window, this will be what you paste into Proclaim

In Proclaim:

  1. Add a Web Page service item to your presentation.
  2. Paste the link you copied from Powerpoint web app into the URL box.

 

 

When you navigate to this slide while On-Air, or in Preview, simply click the slide and now you can navigate through the presentation with your arrow keys. To return control to Proclaim, just click the main window.

And there you have it! Now you can add web-based presentations to Proclaim.

 

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