Pointless Shrinks Powerpoint Files
If you are competent at creating Microsoft's PowerPoint presentations, Impact Pointless is probably one of the most aptly named products available.If you are competent at creating Microsofts PowerPoint presentations, Impact Pointless is probably one of the most aptly named products available. However, if you are truly bad at creating presentations and constantly indulge in the worst impulsessuch as adding many large uncompressed images and dropping Microsofts Excel graphs as embedded objects rather than imagesImpact Pointless can help save you from yourself. The main goal of Impact Labs Impact Pointless (at www.impactlabs.com) is to make PowerPoint presentations smaller. And here at eWEEK Labs, I can appreciate that goal because PR departments regularly send me presentations ranging from 5MB to 30MB in size.
Rather than compressing the presentation using proprietary technology, Impact Pointless instead scans the presentation and finds ways to make it smallerfor example, by compressing images and converting objects to flat files and by resizing images to expected screen size. This makes it possible to create smaller files without requiring special tools to read them.