slideshow presentations

Woman giving presentation.
At you can now embed more slideshows. Presentations on and are able to be displayed and viewed from within a blog article.

I have tried out the new feature by editing my previous article on RoHS.

Previously, I created a thumbnail of the first slide and uploaded the PDF to the internet. Readers had to download the whole PDF just to view the first few slides to see whether they were interested or not.

With and, I can now upload my presentations to, then copy the code displayed in the “Embed in” text box into my blog article. Readers can view some or all of the slides, before deciding to download the presentation from the site.

What is really neat about, is that you can upload Impress (.odp files) as well as PDF, and PowerPoint (.ppt and .pps files).

I was about to try next, but just visiting their web site puts my computer into 100% usage, requiring me to kill the browser (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20070116 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2sarge15) processes and finally deciding to reboot my computer. Will have to save this much anticipated feature for another day — perhaps after I have upgraded to Debian GNU/Linux 4.0.


3 thoughts on “slideshow presentations

  1. I visited your site, and it looks like you figured it out 🙂 The code made available yesterday was for blogs hosted on

    I was sure there is a plugin for bloggers that use the WordPress software that was probably available before now. I did a quick search of without success. But I did find Slideshare plugin for WordPress by Googling. It would be helpful if you could share how you got the WordPress plug-in to work for you.

    If you have a blog that is using the WordPress software (from, then the code will be slightly different to what I got excited about here in this article.

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