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Beta Testing


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IMP beta


johndrew

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Have attempted installation IAW with e-mail instruction. Adobe AIR appears to load successfully but the application reaches mid point and provides the message that Adobe AIR has a broken file and a new copy is necessary. Repeating the operation several times has not improved the situation.

Anyone else have this?

Suggestions please?

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I am Spartacus

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Took about 10 minutes to download and install. Has frozen twice although the slides I was working on were saved on one occasion. I haven't been able to find an option to store files/workspace in a drive and folder of my choosing.

I find it unintuitive and already found problems which I'll document in the appropriate thread.

I will say that I cannot believe that anyone would pay £200 for this. I probably wouldn't bother even if it were freeware.

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Forum Editor

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other than a note about your download and installation experience in this thread.

I'll be starting separate threads for feedback on specific aspects of using IMP from now on, and later we'll have a general discussion thread where you can bring up any points of your own.

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Mark5001

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Download was smooth and trouble free. Did not see if an update came down as was away from the PC. Now to start playing with it.

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carver

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Downloaded and installed with no problems at all, been playing with it for about 20 minutes and I am also a true novice with this sort of software so should be fun.

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Giant68

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Finally found the time to sit down and download it and install it. Had no problems with either. Adobe Air installed fine as did the application itself. Even the relatively large file size did not take more than a minute to download. The interface looks on the simplistic side, similar, in a way, to Serif applications that I have used in the past.Designed for the user who just wants to create a presentation without all the faffing about that you have to do with the likes of Powerpoint. Now I just have to sit down and have a play with it and see what I can produce.

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Bob The Nob©

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IMP Beta

Quick sum-up of my first 20mins of using it

_ Installation _
OK, but its a heafty download at over 100Meg, the fact that it needs Adobe AIR is a let down, for instance, how do I install this application over a slow internet link or on a machine that is offline? In a world of High-Speed internet connections, people forget about those with links that are less than 1Mb/s. I had to use my Mobile Broadband Dongle to get this file in any decent amount of time (twice). The installation its self is slow.

_ Test on Windows XP _
My Windows XP (Virtual Machine) is these specs:
23/64bit: 32bit
40GB HDD
3Ghz Single Core
1.5Gb Ram
Service Pack: SP3
Inernet Explorer: IE6
IMP Start-up: 7-10seconds
IMP Ram Usage: ?Mb (onload, blank)
IMP CPU uasge: ?% (onload, blank)
Doesnt seem to support Unity in VMware 7 (sometimes does load, sometimes does but can move the window)


_ Playing a Presentation (XP) _
Very slow, two sides, 3 lines of text, video, 2 images and its taking alot of time in loading
The fact that it uses flash independantly is nice
Locked XP up completely.


_ Test on Windows 7 (x64) _
My Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) is these specs:
23/64bit: 64bit
3TB HDD
3Ghz Dual Core
6Gb Ram
Service Pack: None
Inernet Explorer: IE8
IMP Start-up: 10-13seconds
IMP Ram Usage: 58Mb (onload, blank)
IMP CPU uasge: 10% (onload, blank)
Seems to break Aero-peek


_ IMP Features _
The aspect ratio is awesome, wish PowerPoint had a simple feature like this.
Good template/layout selection
Great colour/design selection
There doesn't seem to be anyway to put text ver an image
Video import seems good but only use the built in video as of writing
The Maximise/Restore button doesnt change unlike the default windows one.
The cusor is rendered within the program.
The Themes are all store as PNG's so they can be used in other apps etc
The program itself is only about 21Mb, the Themes, Video and Images that are shipped with it are the hefty parts.


So far, it overall looks good seems to be functional but maybe a little basic in its designs.
The viewer, if it works, it could be really good for presentations on computers without Office or on displays i.e. TV's in lobbies etc.

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Ventad

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yes when you click on the transition (2nd square down on the right of your slide) it also asks transition time in secs or if it is manual, this slide or all slides

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johndrew

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Has anyone found a way of changing the `transition time` independently between slides? There is a faded button for `this slide only` but I don`t seem to be able to get it to activate.

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Ventad

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Downloaded with no problems

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johndrew

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Totally wrong about `image scaling`; I was doing it wrong!!!!!

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