pptXTREME announces the release of pptXTREME SoftShadow for PowerPoint 2000, 2002(XP) and 2003 on the Windows platform; a Quality-increasing/time-saving tool for adding soft drop shadows to any object in PowerPoint.
People have been asking for years for PowerPoint to include a function for soft shadows. Now it's here!
SoftShadow for PowerPoint allows the user to choose the shadow color, offset, transparency and blur settings, then it will convert the selected shape(s) to a high-quality bitmapped image with an alpha channel, render the shadow based on the settings and re-insert the shape into PowerPoint. Even thought the newly inserted shape is an image, it can still be edited using the revert to original feature of the software.
The newly inserted shape will keep whatever custom animation it had applied to it before SoftShadow was implemented.
Right-Click on the new shape (also available from the pull-down menu) and choose Revert to Original to automatically go back to the original object before you applied the shadow. This allows the user to apply shadows (and high-quality anti-aliasing) to text and charts without fear of the data changing.
Other features include the multiple quality settings, a quick shadow function, and more.
pptXTREME SoftShadow is priced from (US) $49.95. Further details and a
15 day free are available from http://www.pptXTREME.com/.