CNET Editors' review
Presentation Wizard is a versatile program that allows users to create executable multimedia slideshows. Although we like the simplicity of its design, we do wish that the instructions were a little briefer.
The program's interface is uncluttered, with a small handful of buttons and menus. For the most part, the program is intuitive, and it's not hard to get started even without reading the instructions. However, users who don't read the instructions are likely to miss some important features, such as options for customizing backgrounds and other characteristics throughout the slideshow. And that can be a bit of a problem. We think that this may be the first time that we've complained about the length of a program's user manual. Although it's quite well-written and funny, after a while we got tired of wading through paragraph after paragraph and wished for a numbered list of steps with some screenshot examples. The program is actually quite easy to use, but the extensive and wordy Help file needlessly complicates it. Once we started experimenting on our own we found it easy to create new slides and insert images, text, and other media. Slideshows are easily saved as executable files that can be played independently, and the finished product is professional-looking and attractive. Overall, we liked that the program was both easy to use and flexible; we just wish that the documentation was a little more to the point.
Presentation Wizard is free to try. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.
From Alchemy Mindworks:
Using Presentation Wizard, you can create self-displaying, interactive slide shows, catalogues, brochures, clickable advertisements, distributable portfolios and other multimedia Windows applications. It does so by creating presentations that will become Windows EXE files--executables, which will display on any Windows system without additional software. Each page of your presentation can include pictures, animations, sounds, applets and Windows controls such as buttons, list boxes and clickable web page links. Your presentation pages can turn themselves or wait for user input. They can even talk to their readers.
Presentation Wizard from Alchemy Mindworks lets you use the features you require without the rest of it getting in your way. E-mail electronic photo albums to relatives, distribute advertisements with shippable products, allow users of your web site to download a multimedia catalog, show prospective clients samples of your work.
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