I was surprised by the lack of information available for the very mature Oracle UPK software package. I may dig into this more in the future but a few quick tips about that program:
- I strongly recommend exploring the PowerPoint export and edit function. There are a number of oddities with this program, but it drastically sped up minor changes to the UPK file edit process. If your company has not enabled this feature, make a BIG fuss about making it available. This can save a huge amount of time both editing and re-recording UPK sequences.
- There were a few places where LibreOffice Impress was able to do some things that Microsoft PowerPoint couldn't, especially around creating precise, full screen presentations to import individual frames into. Having that program handy can compliment PowerPoint in a few areas.
- If you haven't checked it out yet, definitely look into the excellent ActivePresenter program, which has quite a bit of overlap with the Oracle program. Additionally, there may be areas where the two are compatible by using ActivePresenter export to PowerPoint and then importing to Oracle. This is especially useful if your version of the program was as slow and problematic as ours.