camtasia libre office created pptx file import

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I am trying to import a pptx file created in Libreoffice in to Camtasia 9.1 and receive an error message:
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atownsend

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I'm betting there's some metadata that PowerPoint puts in that allows Camtasia to read it that isn't in LibreOffice (or OpenOffice). A nice way of making sure you pay for their partner product...
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi seersole276,

The ability to import PowerPoint files into Camtasia is based on functionality provided to other software when you have PowerPoint installed on the machine. This is also called out in our system requrements
Powerpoint Import and Camtasia Add-in for PowerPoint require PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016 (32-bit or 64-bit)
We'd probably investigate the same functionality in Open Office or Libre Office if there was enough demand.

-Glenn
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Jan David Halvorsen

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Has there come any more solution to the use of Libre office as being comatible with Camtasia?
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Jan David Halvorsen

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I have Power Point office home and student 2010. This is not for commersial use. I therefore thought about using Libre Office/OpenOffice to create the PowerPoint file. According to the comments above in this thread I find that I am not able to use Libre office unless I have PowerPoint 2010 or above installed on my computer. Having PowerPoint 2010 installed, but not having used it to create the file, would I be able to import it into Camtasia? And would importing and getting it to work this way be a breach of PP lisence? (I dont know how and if the softwares interacts or draws upon one another in a certain way that would breach the lisence.)

Note: I'm not using the PowerPoint 2010 Home and Student software to create the *.pptx files, but only having it installed on my device.

Follow-up question: Would the *.pptx-file produced using Libre office still have the same layout etc that I create it to have in Libre office, or would I need to use Microsoft PowerPoint to edit the PP file before importing it into Camtasia Studio?



- David
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Jan,

Thanks for asking, but supporting Libre Office is not currently planned.

-Glenn
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Rick Stone

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Hi folks

While its great that companies such as TechSmith try and implement things like PPT import, I personally have found that this particular feature ends up being more of a novelty than anything honestly useful. But that's just me.

For example, over in AdobeLandia, they bravely claim that their Captivate product imports from PPT. And sure, it does, but it's so bad that it's not really useful in any meaningful way. The statement seems to suggest that you click a button and POOF! What you had in PPT is now in whatever your product is and it's all nice and editable and all. But that's almost never what really happens. 

I know that PPT is all over the place and nearly anyone that has ever clicked the icon will lay claim to "knowing how to use PPT".  So creating features such as this sound really attractive to both the folks such as TechSmith and Adobe (as well as others). It's likely garnered many sales of products as "informed" bosses all over see it and purchase thinking they are saving the company millions in development time. But I digress.

The really cool thing about Camtasia is that it records the screen. Sure, they have this PPT add in that helps, but it's also just as simple (to me) to launch your PPT, (or Open Office or this LIbre thing or any other presentation software) and record it as you move through it!

So call me a Grinch or a curmudgeon or whatever, but that's the way I like to fly. I blissfully ignore all the fancy bells and whistles that are often out of tune for things like this.

Happy HannuChristmaKwanzaYulimus all! Rick :)