PPspliT

Download PPspliT v1.22
[August 2020]

PPspliT for Windows
Includes uninstaller
Compatibility: PowerPoint XP/2002 (10.0) up to 2019 (16.0), 32/64 bit, including Office 365/Microsoft 365.

PPspliT for Mac
DMG file with installer app
Compatibility: PowerPoint 2016 onwards, including Office 365/Microsoft 365.
MacOS release is experimental.
Please read the (Un)Installation instructions.

About

Presentations can be a very effective way to convey concepts. Personal taste aside, visuals (PowerPoint's domain) are preferable to text alone (Word's domain), but it is a clever use of animations that can impress the audience the most. To accomplish this, shapes in a PowerPoint slide can overlap if they appear at different times during the slideshow. Such slides are however unreadable when rendered in a portable format (like PDF) because shape overlapping is preserved.

PPspliT is a PowerPoint add-in that transforms each slide into several slides, each displaying the contents of the original slide as they would appear at every intermediate animation step. As such, its natural application is to generate redistributable versions of a presentation in a flat document format like PDF.

As pictures are worth a thousand words, here are two examples:

Original slide After PPspliTting
Example 1
PPTX   PDF

PDF
Example 2
PPT   PDF

PDF

Documentation and References

Usage of the add-in should be pretty straightforward. However, to clarify its operation usage instructions are also available.

Project development happens on Github. This is where you can find:

  • information about the features and limitations of the add-in
  • all the source files required to rebuild the add-in
  • a little of additional documentation

Screenshots

Toolbar in Microsoft 365 (from PPspliT 1.22)
Toolbar in Office 2007 (from PPspliT 1.22)
Toolbar in Office 2003 (from PPspliT 1.22)
Progress dialog (from PPspliT 1.7)