Looking for software for slideshow with interspersed announcements
October 9, 2007 11:15 AM   Subscribe

We have put up a large screen in a public area of our business. We would like to be able to have it rotating through some images, and also put other announcements about workshops, seminars that appear every X minutes. Is there a cheap/free software that will run a slideshow and then every 20th slide put up a text slide. We would rather not have to create a new slideshow everytime the announcements change - just put those in a text file or similar.
posted by rvrlvr to Technology (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have powerpoint? Or the open office equivalent? Because then you could just change the text on the slide that has text and save it as the same slideshow.
posted by klangklangston at 11:32 AM on October 9, 2007

This and a web browser running full screen. Everything is confugured from 1 xml file.
posted by ReiToei at 11:34 AM on October 9, 2007

I think Irfanview does this, but I'm not sure of it's comersial usage. I know it does slide shows, and can show text files.
posted by TrueVox at 11:50 AM on October 9, 2007

I don't think I would categorize this as cheap/free but PresentationPoint sells software that does just this. You take a datasource external to PowerPoint and integrate it directly into it. [PresentationPoint]

Depending on how much you have to work with this might work for you.

The XML/SWF looks pretty nice - I might try that out as this is the first I've heard of that. Thanks!
posted by aurigus at 1:13 PM on October 9, 2007

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