Talk:PowerPoint animation

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Former good article nominee PowerPoint animation was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Link deletion[edit]

I noticed my PowerPoint link was deleted. You said Wikipedia wasnt for advertising my site and it was spam. That was not my site nor am I trying to advertise anything. I thought it was a good link to show examples of PowerPoint animation. If you REALLY dont want it on Wikipedia, im sorry, but i still think its a good example. I wont put it back on until I get a response.

Signed, Jarvis Ganon

I think you are referring to the MACC? Have seen the site and i think the samples there are not of good quality. Cocoma 20:39, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes I am referring to MACC thing. I think there samples are better then the other websites though. But whatever...Jarvisganon

Cell Animator, Disney reference[edit]

Why is there a reference to Disney? i think it should be "cell animator" or something to that effect instead of "disney animator"

Fair use rationale for Image:PowerPointAnimation2003.png[edit]

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Image:PowerPointAnimation2003.png is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot (talk) 20:22, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Differences among Ppt versions[edit]

There should be some discussion about the level of animation effects available in the different versions of Powerpoint. The article mentions that the features became more robust in Office 2000, but more details would be nice. For instance, Office 2004 for Mac has Entrance, Emphasis, and Exit effects, but no motion paths. (talk) 01:01, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:PowerPoint animation/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Having reviewed this article against the good article criteria I'm afraid that I have several concerns:

  • My most serious concern is that the whole tenor of the article sounds like a "how-to" manual, which Wikipedia is not. Just one example of many I could have picked: "Another way to produce these animations is by animating a cartoon as a single slide acting as a frame of film. This is done by setting the slide transitions to 00:00 time and to run automatically."
  • The premise on which this article is based appears to be that PowerPoint can be used to make animated movies. That it can produce animated sequences is a topic that ought already to have been described in the PowerPoint article. However, this article tells the reader almost nothing about what movies have been produced in this way, how successful they've been (commercially successful?), how they've been critically received, who's making animated movies in this way, why animators have chosen to use PowerPoint instead of purpose-built tools (or why they haven't) ... I could go on.
  • The lead should be a summary of the article, but it consists of only two sentences, the second of which appears to repeat what's said in the first.
  • Large parts of the article appear to be uncited original research: most of the Movies section; the first paragraphs of both Games and Drawbacks; the last paragraph of Custom Animation and all of Animation Trigger.
  • The screen dump of ShadowFighter appears to be a copyright violation. The copyright notice on the PowerPoint Heaven web site says: "The use of the information contained within PowerPoint Heaven(site) site is free and may be copied for personal use and presentations as long as credit is given to its respective authors. These materials may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these materials be modified or reposted to other sites unless otherwise stated." That doesn't seem consistent with the GFDL or equivalent licence required for use on Wikipedia.

I think these are non-trivial issues that will take significant time to resolve, but I'm nevertheless going to put this article on hold for three days initially to see what can be done, or to gather other opinions. --Malleus Fatuorum 22:17, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

    • As all of these issues remain outstanding I am unable to list this article as a GA on this occasion. --Malleus Fatuorum 12:27, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
      • I have picked your comment at random and fixed a spelling error and a grammatical error. Hope you don't mind. (talk) 23:45, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Interactive story[edit]

I'm making this Interactive story game, is Power Point good for making this?~ of Sonic News Network and others

This page should answer your question. Remember, Wikipedia is not a how to guide. I assume this would apply to talk pages as well. (talk) 23:49, 9 April 2012 (UTC)