I usually try to avoid 3rd party apps, but unfortunatly the options are limited when it comes to this sort of thing.  Movie Maker has the same problem, you can't simply take the movie and stick it on a DVD and send it home for Mom and Dad to watch on TV.
Take a peak at the following for the PowerPoint issue:
Please let us know if you try them or have tried them, I bet we'd use them too.
We have a user here that wants to burn UnitedStreaming videos to DVD as well (I checked with UnitedStreaming and this is fine as long as we maintain a subscription and never ever convert the digital file to analog formats).  I found a tool that's cheap and pretty user proof for converting most video files to DVD format.  I've used it and it's simple, if a bit limited on how creative you can get, HYPERLINK ""   I tried the software out just because the name was so screwy, but I actually liked the simplicity of it.  It will also convert those pesky Movie Maker files to DVD as well.  The only thing it lacks is a menu builder.  Ahead Nero has a nice suite of tools to work around this sort of thing as well, but I wouldn't call it user proof.  


From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lucie deLaBruere
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 3:19 PM
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Subject: Buring PowerPoints in DVD format

Is anyone out there using any products to burn PowerPoints to a DVD format.
We tried a screen capture format with mixed results.
There are many products that claim they can do this with a variety of prices.
Looking for advice. 

Lucie deLaBruere

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