Creating a Flash banner with iSpring

iSpring is a product for millions of people who know how to use PowerPoint. It helps them create Flash movies without any experience in Flash technology. Is it really possible? Yes!

Creating Flash banners in PowerPoint with iSpring is not only possible, but also easy and fast. PowerPoint offers an extensive range of effects and facilities for creating animated content. It is quite easy to make your PowerPoint texts or images rotating, flying, fading, etc. You just need to gather all these things and let iSpring convert them into a Flash banner.

We've divided our tutorial into four easy steps.

Dan Thayer

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  1. Creating the banner in PowerPoint
  2. Making the slides advance automatically
  3. Linking the banner to your web site
  4. Publishing the banner

I. Creating the banner in PowerPoint

First of all, create a simple banner in PowerPoint. Or you may download our sample banner and skip to the second part of the tutorial - Making the slides advance automatically.

Adjust canvas size of the presentation:

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup button. Our sample banner will be 468 x 60. So adjust the PowerPoint canvas correspondingly.
  2. Choose Custom from the Slides sized for drop-down menu.
  3. Set Width to 46,8 cm.
  4. Set Height to 6,0 cm.
  5. Click OK.

Set up page size for a Flash banner

Now add new slides, insert text, add animations and slide transitions.

II. Making the slides advance automatically

When your banner is ready, prepare it for publishing to Flash.

To get started, download a free trial of iSpring Converter.

First, we need the slides to advance automatically at 5-sec steps.

  1. On the iSpring tab, click the Presentation Explorer button.
  2. Select all slides and click the clock icon on the toolbar.
  3. Set playback duration for each slide (5 sec).
  4. Click OK.

Set automatic slide advance for all slides

III. Linking the banner to your web site

So far, our banner is just an animation. But we want it to lead to our web site.

  1. Click the Links button.
  2. On the Settings tab, select On mouse click open the following Web page.
  3. Type your web address in the text field below.
  4. Select Open link in the new browser window.
  5. Click OK.

Add hyperlink to Flash banner

IV. Publishing the banner

Now your banner is ready for publishing.

  1. On the iSpring tab, click the Publish button.
  2. On the General tab, choose the None (AS3) player in the drop-down menu.
  3. On the Playback and Navigation tab, select the Loop presentation checkbox.
  4. On the Advanced tab, set the Flash movie size to 468x60 pixels.
  5. Click the Publish button in the bottom right corner of the window.

Publish banner to Flash with iSpring Pro

Your banner will be published to Flash. All you need to do is to add it to your web site.

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