Reasonably priced software makes it possible to automatically generate PowerPoint presentations

Reviewed on 11/01/2018
Herb W.
Principal Engineer
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Using three different YAML data files, I was able to automatically generate three different PowerPoint presentations containing up to 774 slides, including graphics, from a single nine-slide pattern file. The presentations include hyperlinks and navigation buttons that make it possible to get from any slide to any other slide with a maximum of four clicks. For the complete review, including the sample presentation, all input data, and contact information for the author, refer to http://www.herbweiner.com/slidemight-review.html . The resulting PowerPoint presentations satisfy all requirements. The author is not aware of any other tool that would have made this possible.

Cons: Some customizations require a deeper understanding of the subtleties of SlideMight and PowerPoint. Some commands must be entered as alt-text; this is not always obvious when looking at a pattern file and trying to figure out how it works. The SlideMight manual is missing information on some of the subtleties of SlideMight. SlideMight could be improved by including pattern files demonstrating alternative techniques.

Does Exactly What It Advertises

Reviewed on 15/12/2018
Taylor C.
CTO
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Very happy, does a great job.

Pros: I needed software to generate PPTXs from arbitrary data files and it does that flawlessly.

Cons: The reference documentation is thorough, but not laid out in the most intuitive of manners.