We just released the first step of the long list of things we want to do to facilitate interoperability with other presentation tools.
You can now import PDF files coming from PowerPoint, Keynote and Google Slides (or anything else, really) into Ludus. As said above, this is really the first step and it’s (voluntarily) pretty basic for now.
First, it only works with PDF files, so if you want to import a PPT (or a KEY) file, you’ll first have to export it as PDF (take a look at the bottom of this article to know how to do it). Second, imported slides will be converted to images, meaning you will not be able to edit inner content — such as text — afterwards.
We chose PDF to begin with as it is without a shadow of a doubt the most popular format for documents out there and even if we’re only talking about presentation softwares here, you could totally import PDF from anywhere, as most of (if not all) content creation tools have PDF export options. You can even import your latest electricity bill and create an incredible presentation around it if you feel like it.
We’re not sure what should be the next step yet and that’s why we decided to keep it simple for this first move. Your feedback will greatly help us decide what should be the next one. Listening to our users has been a winning strategy so far and there’s no reason not to keep it that way!