First, I am sorry for my poor English. I have a presentation/experiment in PowerPoint, and my teachers told me that i could export a PowerPoint presentation in PsychoPy to administer it remotly since the covid-19 crisis. However, i tried to find in the program and on the internet how to export a PowerPoint file in PsychoPy. It looks like i can’t do it. I just started to use PsychoPy so i don’t know a lot about this program.
Thank you for your help!
Maybe there are better ways of doing it, but one way is to click “save as” on your PowerPoint and save it as a jpg or a PNG file type. It will then ask you something like “do you want every slide as its own png file?” If you select yes then you will have each slide as its own png in a single folder. Move that folder into your experiment file. Then create an excel spreadsheet with the names of the PNG files in a column where the first row of the column is just a name to call, like “slides.” Now go into your actual psychopy experiment in builder, and create an image routine. Have it call for “$slides” then create a loop around that routine, having it call for the name of the excel file you created.
That’s at least one way to do it.
Thank you very for your fast answer ! I will try to follow thoses steps to import my PowerPoint to PsychoPy.
I tried to follow your instructions but I met some issues since I am very new to PsychoPy.
- I got all slides as PNG files in a Single Folder.
I could not move that folder into the experiment file because i don’t know what is my experiment file.
I created an Excel spreadsheet with the names of PNG files.
- I didn’t go further since i could not make the step 2.
At the same time, I am trying to make the same work on OpenSesame since my teachers told me that both tools can be used to create the experiment. According to me, it would be maybe easier to before knowing how to import my slides into PsychoPy or OpenSesame and import them, then add the specifications like playing sound, … So I could before create the experiment on PowerPoint, then export it in PsychoPy, and then add the sounds and others details.
Sorry I missed your message. I have used opensesame as well and I like it too. both or good but both require a pseudo level of python coding. For your issue of moving it into the experiment file, what exactly do you mean? you should have a folder somewhere that contains the psychopy experiment and the excel files and other folders of the stimuli. if you have that, then it is all about setting up a loop and calling the correct things. if you can show a pic of the folder directory and/or the builder view I might better understand. but everything else you have here looks right.
When selecting the PNG file you need to add the extension, e.g. $Slides+’.png’
Hi Matt, Hi Wakecarter,
Thank you for your replies, and don’t worry for missing my message, i spent all my time on tutorials. Since my time is very limited, i think i will not use PsychoPy or OpenSesame to create the experiment, but PowerPoint and Teams. Indeed, in that experiment, i have to give verbal instructions, display the items one by one, … So according to me, i will have to use a program like Teams to display the PowerPoint on the participant screen and control all the experiment by myself. I will meet my teachers and ask them if I can do that, since it is easier and faster than creating the experiment on PsychoPy or OpenSesame. In all the cases, thank you very much for all the answers and the help you bought to me !