☆ Please note that this only works on Windows with Powerpoint installed. ☆
Securing and flattening PowerPoint Files correctly is ...
You have watched about a million youtube videos, read all the blog posts in the galaxy, asked a dozen times on the forums and facebooks groups, but still wondering if you are doing this "securing" and "flattening" thing correctly?
Doing everything correctly means you have to follow a 20 step process
Once you have figured out the flattening, you suddenly have to deal with links that are not clickable anymore. And worst of all the image quality has suddenly gone from great to unrecognizable blurry! What part of the 20 step process did you leave out?
What about editable PDFs?
And after you have spent hours going through this process, your customers now ask you to make it an editable PDF?! Is it really worth all this drama.
What if ...
What if there was a one click option within powerpoint to generate a flattened and secured PDF? The same encryption and security would be applied as Adobe Acrobat Pro does, but without the complexities and cost.
What if you could choose which object you do not want to flatten? This would leave the hyperlinks clickable and the animations still playing.
What if you could make the PDFs automatically editable by automatically converting certain text boxes within Powerpoint to PDF form fields?
FlatPack for Powerpoint
It is designed specifically for TPT Sellers in mind. It will do the following:
✔ flatten your Powerpoints
✔ make editable PPTs and PDFs
✔ choose which objects to flatten so they still work (for hyperlinks, animations etc.)
✔ secure and encrypt your PDF just like Adobe Acrobat Pro does
✔ convert any Powerpoint text box into a PDF form field for your customers to fill out
✔ you can choose the quality of the PPT / PDF
Think about all the extra time you can now invest in making more products instead of the laborious process of securing.
Video examples of how you can use Flat Pack
What does flatt ening mean?
When you design something in PowerPoint each object can be selected, moved around, copied and edited. The process of flattening means that these objects can flattened into one image.
What does securing a PDF mean?
In short it means the PDF is encrypted so that users are restricted printing, copying, editing and also having to enter a password to read the PDF at all during the securing process.
Why should I flatten and secure in the first place?
Will FlatPack work on a Mac?
Unfortunately, for the time being FlatPack only works on a PC with Microsoft Windows :( :( . This is because Microsoft has restricted their office development library to only work on PCs. I am exploring as many options as possible to enable this in future.
How do I make editable Powerpoints?
Making editable powerpoints, means that you don't flatten certain objects. For example if you want a textbox to still be editable, in FlatPack you would click on Do Not Flatten and when the PowerPoint is generated the textbox will remain editable.
How do I make editable PDFs?
Making editable PDFs, means that there are form fields for a user to change certain text. For example if you want a textbox to be converted to a form field in FlatPack you would click on Conver to Form Field and when the PDF is generated the textbox will change to an editable Form Field in PDF.
Do I still need Adobe Acrobat Pro?
If you want to merge or combine or do anything more advanced with your PDFs, you will still need Adobe Acrobat Pro. If you only used Adobe Acrobat Pro for securing and creating form fields, FlatPack will be enough.
Microsoft Windows 7 - 10
Microsoft Office 2010 - 2016
You can try the preview version first. The preview is limited to the first three slides of your Powerpoint and will have "preview" text as part of the flattened export.
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