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PPTminimizer 4.0 Giveaway
34.95 euro (for FILEminimizer Office)
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Giveaway of the day — PPTminimizer 4.0

Compress PowerPoint and Word files by up to 98%
34.95 euro (for FILEminimizer Office) EXPIRED
User rating: 290 (49%) 298 (51%) 56 comments

PPTminimizer 4.0 was available as a giveaway on April 8, 2010!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
Zortam Mp3 Media Studio is all-in-one Mp3 application suite.

PPTminimizer compresses presentations and documents by up to 98% without changing the original file format. Therefore, a special program to decompress or “unzip” files is not needed anymore. This program is compatible with Vista and can be fully integrated into Outlook, PowerPoint and Windows Explorer. PPTminimizer comes in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

  • Save Time - Faster data transfer
  • Save Space - More effective data storage management
  • Send&Receive - Transfer optimized files that fit in all inboxes
  • Increase Productivity - Immediate savings of time and resources

Important: To activate the software you are requested to register on the manufacturer’s page (full version, free of charge). You will get a personalized serial number with which you can activate the software.

System Requirements:

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista

Publisher:

Balesio

Homepage:

http://www.pptminimizer.com/eng/index.php

File Size:

4.38 MB

Price:

34.95 euro (for FILEminimizer Office)

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#56

Yesterday I registered twice at given site but I don't get any my own serial number.... It sucks.

Reply   |   Comment by onegumas  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

My rego code didnt work when I got it it said invalid yet the subject of the message said Giveaway of the Day but it gave me a v3.0 code. Not happy! Let me see if I can get a v 4.0 one.

Reply   |   Comment by Denis Hands  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

#20, Peter W

Click: Start,Control Panel,System, Advanced system settings-here (in the Performance area)click Settings , now click Data Execution Prevention, click Add..., now find PPTminimizer in your program files, highlight it and click Open, now in the resulting window click PPT again, then click Open, now click Apply at the bottom of the small window, click OK. You are done. Now double click the PPT icon on your desktop, and the program should open for you.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#53

Developing a program targeted for MS Office users is actually not that bad of a thing. There are more people using Microsoft office programs than any other office type alternatives. The developer is simply trying to capture a piece of that action, which even if tiny can generate a substantial income.

Only in this case today’s GOTD is anything but bogus because shrinking the size of Word & PowerPoint programs is a good thing. It makes it easier to attach an email without worrying as much about those emails being rejected and bounced back because the email became too large (size wise) for a server to send. I’ve personally had that happen on more than one occasion and would have to spend more time to split the email, which isn’t very much fun to do if you think about it. Plus there’s a greater potential of leaving the person you sent the email to, an unfavorable impression. And that’s not a good thing in a highly competitive marketplace or for someone looking for a job.

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Thanks anyway, I see that someone else's code wouldn't have worked. Gmail saw the response as spam. I used a different address and got the registration code in 30 seconds. It's a good program. It reduced a 56 MB PPT to 4.6 MB at medium (default) compression, and the quality of the pictures looked as good as the original. Thanks, GotD!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

9 PM and still no registration e-mail. Have to be up very early tomorrow, so I don't have time to wait around at my PC. Can someone please post the registration code?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

Like #23, I followed the directions to obtain the registration code approximately 1 hour ago and have not yet received an email with the code. Can anyone help by posting the code? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

Good Reg ok try on a file .99 down to .66 MB only work on ppt & pptx

more info at
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/products/?p=1259&tag=nl.e101

Product Spotlight: FILEminimizer Suite

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#48

When are you going to include Windows 7?

Reply   |   Comment by Raquel  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#47

Ashraf

Sorry to contradict you,but PPTminimiser 4.0 does support compressing PPTx files.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

I still have this from last time's giveaway. There's no difference right?

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD Installer  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#45

Installed and registered successfully on Windows 7 32bit.
Although the program version is 4.0, it does compress .pptx files (opposed to what Ashraf said in the first comment).
The ratio of the compression highly depends on the amount of photos and pictures you've got in your document, for it seems that the most (if not all) effort the app does is on the these objects. For example, with standard compression settings, a 1.88MB .pptx was compressed to 784KB and the same original file when saved as .ppt with 2.17MB was compressed to 0.99MB. Nevertheless, .docx is not supported, and a 524KB .doc had exactly the same size after compression.
As others have mentioned above, this app is most useful when you have to email such files and you face upload size limits set by your email provider.

Reply   |   Comment by Ali  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

I was sent a email with a registration code that will not work. I have used the program to shrink two seperate files and it appeared to work fine. Iam using vista 32 It is no good if it will not register with the code your company is sending out? It is only a sample

JB

Reply   |   Comment by JB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

The e-mail of serialno information was classified imediately by Gmail as spam.

Reply   |   Comment by Antonio Saverio  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

I've used PPTminimizer 3.0 with ppt files that have lots of jpg images -- great results, much smaller file sizes, virtually no change in image quality. Installed PPTminimizer 4.0 on Windows XP without a problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Installed this morning on XP SP3 32 without problems. Registration info still not emailed as of this evening.

Reply   |   Comment by Blu  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Just checked back ... my last message is not posted showing this is merely a trial version ... I did contact the company for their e-mail response BUT they're not responding.
Why are some able to receive a response but not me???
I'm betting they'll wait until tomorrow to respond then state it's beyond the free time period; what am I doing wrong???

Reply   |   Comment by anne-ology  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

With the size of drives today, what is the need for compressing word files? They are tiny compared to media files.

Reply   |   Comment by Pottery  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#38

Today's, April 8th 2010, version appears to be same as 2009 October 27. A good chance to install it, if you missed it the previous round.
Program does a decent job.
Compression level can be user customized both for jpeg compression level as presentation screen size (e.g. 800x600 pxl or 1280x1024 pxl); existing file name can be kept as it is, new file can be created with prefix or suffix of own choice in its file name.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Just had to get a new computer due to all the USB ports died ;-(
I was disappointed that I could no longer use this program I'd downloaded previously ... then noticed WIN7 was not listed, yet a few of you state works fine with this edition.
Therefore, thanks Give-A-Way for offering this once again ... sure hope others will also be available - as a image capturing program ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by anne-ology  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Developing a program targeted for MS Office users is actually not that bad of a thing. There are more people using Microsoft office programs than any other office type alternatives. The developer is simply trying to capture a piece of that action, which even if tiny can generate a substantial income. Conceptually it’s like a person who has a dot tech review site that on its own merits does nothing more than nitpick (please click http://www.tfd.com/nitpick ).
So in order to get people to visit their site, they’ll plant a hotlink on a popular professional reviewers web site for the hope of luring people to their own site in order to maximize hits for Google advertising acceptance or some other hidden agenda.

Only in this case today’s GOTD is anything but bogus because shrinking the size of Word & PowerPoint programs is a good thing. It makes it easier to attach an email without worrying as much about those emails being rejected and bounced back because the email became too large (size wise) for a server to send. I’ve personally had that happen on more than one occasion and would have to spend more time to split the email, which isn’t very much fun to do if you think about it. Plus there’s a greater potential of leaving the person you sent the email to, an unfavorable impression. And that’s not a good thing in a highly competitive marketplace or for someone looking for a job.

@#13 Giovanni – This web site has a forum and I know how to use it, do you?

Reply   |   Comment by aRenegade  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#35

Seems to work great for me. Installed, registered and works just like it said it would! I read some negative reviews, but now that I am learning how it works, it is great! I have no idea why anyone wouldnt want to get this! It compresses nicely for emailing too!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

Just for the record this giveaway is version 4.0, released two years ago, in May of 2008. So it isn't really current.

Upgrades to the current version (5.0) are available from their web site for the standard license fee. (I believe it is $39.95).

Just something to be aware of.

-JC

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#33

I followed the directions to obtain the registration code approximately 3 hours ago and have yet to receive the email with the code. And no, it is not stuck in my spam filter. Can't do much without that code.

Reply   |   Comment by JimT  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#32

i use Yahoo mail which allows me to tranfer 20Mb. I know that most other email systems allow quite good amount of space for attachment. I think this kind of niche compressors are becoming obsolete.

Reply   |   Comment by johnny  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#31

- Registered . . very fast respond
- Installed on XP-Pro SP3 OK
- Try to cheat using the rgister code with the new version . . Not allowed . . Good registration

The minimizer will compress the graphics in the files with minimun loss of quality . .

Agree with # 10 . . its better to add another HD.

Reply   |   Comment by Savad  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I've been using this since it first came out on GOTD (version 3, I think). I've compressed dozens of presentations with it. It's been great for me; I usually get about 80-90% compression rates.

You can do most of what this program does within Powerpoint (image compression achieves the best results). But I can't be bothered to figure out the ins and outs of becoming a power Powerpoint user. This is a nice quick solution.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

PPTminimizer 4.0 is Boingo recommended!!

Hopefully, I have helped you make an informed decision to download today.

Thank you,
Boingo

Reply   |   Comment by Boingo  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

No review, just a humble comment and trying to help:

Where is the problem with using "Options/Settings" in a given programme?
@#7 Joji: Please look into the programme before complaining and repeating incorrect info given by comment #1.
This is what I'm referring to:
http://www.picdepict.com/images/28567169148721014148.jpg

@#13 Giovanni: No, MS-Office is NOT needed.

@#20 Peter W: I had the same problem. Just turn Data Execution Prevention, DEP, off for this programme and it will work.
(sorry, my system is speaking German, I have problems to translate the correct path, just search for "DEP" and you'll find the win-help file).

I use this tool since some time ago, and it worked flawlessly all the time. No bugs, no issues.
Thanks to GOTD and Balesio.

graylox

Reply   |   Comment by graylox  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

As a medical doctor I have very huge presentations full of images.I have this s/w since quite some time obtained from elsewhere. Very good software indeed. A must have for those indulging in frequent powerpoint use.
Dr Nitin

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Nitin  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Nvm... this thing can't even replace the original file! It sucks... I tried emailing Belasio to enable that feature, but they won't listen. :(

~Joji~

Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#25

Software installed without a hitch but will not register

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

Installed fine, but registration does not work. It says, thank you for your registration, a confirmation will be send to your email address. Well neither one did happen. I checked the software and it's still trial version ;(

Reply   |   Comment by USB  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

installed on win7 x64, can't get it to run. reg screen does not show up. tried running as admin and the compat. mode for vists and xp. no luck.

Reply   |   Comment by wayne k.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Works great, does exactly what it aims to do - cuts PPTs down in size while leaving in PPT format.

Reply   |   Comment by Deb H  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#21

Very lame software. Doesn't do half of what it says correctly. Many bugs and issues. I have no idea why anyone would download this.
The quality of giveaways has gone way downhill in recent times. Not really GOTD's fault. I guess they can only give away what companies are willing to give them. Doesn't look like many good companies are giving out anything worthwhile.
Not much we can do.

Reply   |   Comment by art  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Installed OK onto Vista, but when trying to start either via Start / Programs etc, or by double-clicking the .exe file I get the error message : PPTminimiser has stopped working / looking for solution etc.
Trying to run the executable as administrator does not help.
Any ideas anyone, please?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter W  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#19

#13 - sorry... forgot to link:
Free PDF Compressor 1.12

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

Tried to 'optimize' a Word document of 10 Mb. It is made in Word 2007 but saved as a Word97/2003 document.
The result was a file of 7 Mb, but when the new file was opened in Word it came up saying that there was an error in a table. This was a very simple table. The message said that it could be repaired by closing and opening the document with an correct error option, which I however could not find.
In future I'll just zip the word file (then it becomes 5 Mb) as I have done previously.

Reply   |   Comment by jf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#17

#10 - Many possible scenarios. Carrying portable presentations around on a flash drive for instance.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#16

@13 Giovanni

I realise that Acrobat is not free but it does include a nice little option to Reduce document size, but if it's (text only) ebooks why not just convert the PDF to a plain txt file as that should be the smallest file size you can get.

Reply   |   Comment by carrot muncher  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#15

Strange, it gives you the option to replace the existing file or to create a new file in the same directory or new one. It's all in the settings. I'm waiting for the license to arrive it seems the mail comes in the old fashion way. However if it works as Fileminimizer it is ago for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Panagiotis  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

Ash, many e-mail systems limit how large a file you can send out or receive. I used to work with HUGE PPT presentations that we had a difficult time distributing because of these limits where I worked. A tool like this could be very helpful in these cases.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug A.  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#13

Hi all!!

Nice Software but only for those that use OFFICE.

I have a question for you: since eBooks are in PDF format does anybody know if there is a similar program (preferably FREE....LOL!) for PDF files?

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#12

Fantastic software. Simple install. Works as described. Has saved my butt many times, compressing bloated ppt's. Have achieved as much compression as from 22MB to 2MB's.

Reply   |   Comment by bsa_m21  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Works for me on Windows 7 x64.
Have compressed some files and the average is 20%.
Best compression that I had 41% and worst 1%
Not the 98% that they claimed.

Reply   |   Comment by Heroix  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#10

Why would one need a program like this when 1TB Hard drives these days are under $70!! Just zip the attachments to save space and password protect if needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ash  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-29)
#9

Registration details not accepted when entered in the program's dialog box.

Running MS Office 2007 + Windows 7.

Reply   |   Comment by no access  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

installs, registers and runs fine on win7 x32. fast. does a good job.
liked it when it came out last time.
works for me. keeper.

thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#7

Wait... do I see "Overwrites existing files of the same name in the same output directory without warning"? THAT IS WHAT I WANT!!!

The word "overwrite" is what I really want out of this software. Too bad Balesio stripped off that feature in File/Picture Minimizer... :(

~Joji~

Reply   |   Comment by Joji  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
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