p4 version 1.100
P4 Post processes the files created by Power Point 97's
"Save as HTML" option. The result is nicer, has better
funcionality and useses less screen space than
Microsoft's original solution. It generates pages
for frames, for non frames, for printing and even
for small VGA screens.
A Power Point Post Processor
p4 was written by
Prof. Ziga Turk, an associate professor at the University
in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
p4 can be downloaded from p4 home page at
- Save your Power Point Presentation as HTML. Select
no frames, buttons to the right of the slide, GIF images.
Any slide size can be used, but 800*600 at 3/4 is a good
and portable option. If you would also like to add slide notes
to your presetation, save it as frames also - but with the same
- (optional) Close Power Point and move the .ppt file
to the direcory created in step 1. Name the file "slides.ppt".
- (optional) Create Adobe PDF files with printable versions
of the slides and/or handouts. Name them "slides.pdf" and
"handouts.pdf" and store them in the same directory.
- Run p4 from within the directory. On DOS/Windows you would
This assumes you have stored both perl.exe and p4.pl in c:\bin.
Only use -SLO switch if your presentation is in Slovenian language.
- Check the results by opening file index.htm. All the files
created by Power Point are preserved. Only index.htm is renamed to
ppindex.htm. All .htm files crated by Power Point (sld*.htm and tsld*.htm) can
To run on UNIX, strip first 4 lines, rename to p4.pl and execute.
- Use slide notes.
- Use .WAV or .RLE files for narration.
- Generate slide pages myself.
- Recalculate coordiantes on VGA slides.