The office Labs team came out with a tool called pptPlex for PowerPoint 2007 sometime back.
The tool brought presentations to life. You were no more bound by a predefined sequence of slides. pptPlex let you create a canvas that you could zoom into and out of to show your slides. I did not use this a lot since it was buggy and resource consuming, not to mention that it wasn’t supported on PowerPoint 2010. The great thing is, they’ve updated it.
pptPlex also supports the multi-touch capabilities of Windows 7. If you have a touch enabled computer, you can make use of the following multi-touch features to control your presentations:
- Pinch to zoom
- Swipe to go to next/previous slide
- Tap to zoom
- Two-fingered tap to zoom out
pptPlex will appear as a tab on PowerPoint’s ribbon. Screnshot:
Here are some videos of what you could do with your presentations using pptPlex:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DhODa94Mg
pptPlex is a dead man walking.
Death By PowerPoint? Meh!