Viewing websites inside of PowerPoint

And when I say viewing websites I mean without having to exit the PowerPoint presentation in the middle.  This can be done, though it seems that currently, it’s only possible if you only visit one page and don’t try to click anything within that page.  For the purposes of my last presentation, this was perfectly acceptable. I am using Office 2010.

The trick is a program called LiveWeb. That’s the most of it really. Once you have that installed on your computer (and the computer you are presenting from if different) you are set to go. Make sure you have PowerPoint closed. Once you install and re-open PP, you will see a new future on the toolbar under Insert:

Once you add the website, you can adjust where and how large on your slide you want it.  My slide from NMC card game looks like this:

PPwebSample

You can find all the instructions on the link for LiveWeb or read them here below the cut:


1. Extract the contents of the zip to a folder.
2. Launch PowerPoint.
3. Click on Tools | Add-ins to bring up the add-ins window.
4. Click on Add to bring up the ‘Add New PowerPoint Add-in’ dialog box.
5. Navigate to the folder where the contents of the zip file was extracted and select ‘LiveWeb.ppa’ and click on OK.
6. You might be prompted with the macro virus warning. Enable the macros. When the Add-in is properly loaded, it will display a ‘X’ against the add-in name.
7. That’s it. You have successfully loaded the add-in. Now put it to use.

Note: If you are unable to load the add-in check your macro security setting.

Usage

1. Click on Insert | Web Page.
2. Enter the list of web page address that you wish to create.
3. Provide the additional info required.
4. LiveWeb will create slides with web browser controls embedded on the slides
5. Run the slide show.
6. The web pages will be displayed during the slide show and refreshed at real-time.

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