Save (distribute) one version of the presentation to a local publish point, as well as posting it directly online. This will enable you to gauge the potential size of the folder containing the files on a web server, and, more importantly, to back up your project. When you distribute to a local publish point (any folder on your computer), the results are displayed in My Computer or Explorer. Inside the main folder is a single HTM file for the main web page, named for your presentation. A folder with the same name contains all the supporting files. To safeguard your work, back up these files and folders.
To avoid the startup wizard, set your options manually, or configure any aspect of the Apreso process, click the Configure Apreso button on the Apreso toolbar, or select Configure Apreso for PowerPoint from the Apreso menu in PowerPoint. In the resulting dialog box, you can specify a number of options, such as selecting the compression and bandwidth for the final presentation (see Figure 7). The other tabs in the configuration dialog box let you fine-tune other options, and make sure that your webcam or camcorder is functioning normally.
When working with a DV camcorder, I found it best to turn the camcorder to VTR mode and then set it to camera mode, so my system and Apreso would find it. I also need to remember to put the camcorder in Record (not Standby) mode so that it doesn't time out during a longer presentation.
Figure 7 Profiles let you fine-tune the capture settings for your intended audience.