PowerPoint Transformation

Office Server Document Converter V7.0 converts Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2016 Presentation files to PDF and SVG. This version also supports conversions to into JPEG, PNG, or TIFF or Multi-page TIFF.

Transformation Specification

MS PowerPoint Document

Office Server Document Converter V7.0 supports the following Microsoft PowerPoint file formats.

  • .ppt, .pot, .pps extensions created with:
    Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows
    Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
    Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
    Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016
  • .pptx, .pptm, .potx, .potm, .potm, .ppsm extensions created with:
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016

Transformation Specification

  • One page will be outputted for every PowerPoint slide.
  • The orientation and size of the outputted page adopts the PowerPoint page settings.
  • PDF Output - all slides are outputted as a single PDF.
  • SVG Output - each slide can be outputted as an individual SVG file, or all slides can be combined into a single SVG file.
  • JPEG/PNG Output - one image file is outputted for each slide.
  • Notes are disregarded.
  • The following settings simulate PowerPoint:
    • font name, font style, font size, and font effects
    • alignment of a text box, or paragraph in text box
  • A raster image is allocated as is.
  • Although Autoshape most often simulates the original shape, some shapes will output as a different shape or will not output at all.

Restrictions and Limitations

The following are limitations when converting from MS PowerPoint.

  • Characters of some WordArt might not be reproduced.
  • Object shadows, text shadows and 3-D effects are not supported.
  • Line height may not be set correctly.
  • Text box margins might not reproduce correctly.
  • Multimedia objects such as movies and sounds, etc. are disregarded.
  • Gradation and translucent color may differ from MS PowerPoint.
  • When an image is pasted and various effects are given, effects will be disregarded and the image will be outputted in the original color scheme.
  • Animation is not supported. The output displayed is whatever appears after the PowerPoint animation operation ends.
  • In MS Office, if the character font doesn't have a corresponding glyph, another suitable font is substituted. Such substitutions are not done with this product.
  • WMF/EMF contained in documents made with an earlier version of MS Office 95, and saved again with a later version of MS Office 97, might not convert.
  • OLE embedded objects and link objects cannot be displayed. (If the display information is embedded in the document, it might display).
  • If there is a long character string of tens of thousands of characters without the linefeed (CRLF), the conversion may fail.
  • [Format Text Effects] and [Format Shape]
    • When you select [Gradient fill] - [Type - Path] in the Format Shape dialog in Office2007/2010/2013/2016(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), the converted result shows the same as when you select [Gradient fill] - [Type - Rectangular].
    • When you specify [Gradient fill] - [Transparency] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), it will be ignored and the converted result shows only as 0%.
    • When you specify [Gradient fill] - [Rotate with shape] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), it will be ignored and the converted result shows the same as when it is unchecked.
    • When you specify [Picture or texture fill] - [Tiling Option] in Office2007/2010/2013/2016(Word,Excel,Powerpoint), all settings of the option will be ignored and converted as [Scale X : 100%] and [Scale Y : 100%]
    • When you specify [Picture or texture fill] and a picture is specified, the shape of the picture will be replaced with a rectangle.
    • The specification of [Slide background fill] will be ignored.
    • [3-D Format] and [3-D Rotation] are not supported. They are converted as if they were not specified.
    • When you specify [Text Box] - [Autofit], the size of the text may not be reproduced correctly.
    • [Picture or texture fill] and [Gradient fill] specified for filling color of text are disregarded.
    • All the specifications for Text Outline are disregarded.
  • The size and attributes of math equations may not convert correctly.
  • The arrangement of shapes and characters, attributes in [SmartArt] may not convert correctly.
  • Shapes and attributes (such as Cap type) added in Office 2007-2016 may not convert accurately.
  • When a figure is specified to be rotated or cropped, the Flip (reversal of right to left or the top to bottom) feature is disregarded.
  • When an image is specified as the background of a figure, even if rotation is specified, the background image will not rotate.
  • Transparency in a figure is disregarded.
  • Stylized text created by Office 2007/2010/2013/2016 WordArt might not be outputted correctly.
  • When an image is pasted on a figure, even if rotation is specified to the figure, the image will not rotate.
  • When [Picture fill] and an image are simultaneously specified as the background of a figure, only the image becomes effective.
  • ActiveX controls cannot be displayed. (If the information for display is embedded in the document, it might display).
  • Form controls cannot be displayed. (If the information for display is embedded in the document, it might display).
  • [Underline] and [Strikethrough] in PowerPoint 2007/2010/2013/2016 are not supported and will be converted into solid lines.
  • Even if the "Times" font is specified, it will be converted to "Times New Roman".
  • Line breaks and spaces between lines will not look the same as in PowerPoint.
  • Table colors may not be converted correctly.
  • The row height of a table may not be converted correctly.
  • Shapes and positions of bullets may not be converted correctly.
  • Diagonal Border in Table is not supported.
  • Yoko-Gumi in CombineCharacters is not supported.
  • See also Limitations in the conversions from the MS-Excel Charts to know about the limitation of MS-Excel Charts.
  • Functions added by subscription in Microsoft Office 2016 etc. are currently not supported.