Exporting to MS Word using Scroll Office is great. Why not extend this to PowerPoint?
I often come across the point where several distributed team members need to collaboratively create a PowerPoint presentation. Same problem as with Word. Creating slides in Confluence would solve the problem. History would be available, every user could work on each page using the usual Confluence techniques. One could only export the tagged slides so that one could create different versions of the content.
My proposal is that there would be one Confluence page per slide. The template should be configurable as it is in Scroll Office for Word, too.
An additional step would be to offer a slide viewer which would display the slides from the sub-pages as a presentation, add some timing info whatever. But that's not necessary, the pure export to a PowerPoint file would help much.
My impression is that Confluence and Scroll Office are a great collaborative replacement for working with standalone MS Office products. Just add the power of e.g. Gliffy (collaborative Visio), Balsamiq (collaborative mockups) and yWorks Diagrams (Graphs) and you have a very powerful collaborative documentation environment.
What do you think?
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