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PowerPoint Jigsaw Maker (Puzzle)

Please Note: This Add In will NOT work with Macs. and requires at least PowerPoint XP on a PC!

The original template for making puzzles including straight edges and corners is still available and has been updated to include 4 piece jigsaws. It will of course do a good job but it's not the simplest technique to follow and the finished pieces are difficult to scale and cannot easily by adjusted for brightness, contrast and tint (2007 only). This is because they rely on following the background fill. We provide instructions for making "real" pieces independant of the background but this is another level of complication in the template version.

Enter the new Jigsaw Maker.

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This uses vba to trim your picture into jigsaw shapes. Real shapes that can be scaled and adjusted with all picture tools in PowerPoint either individually or together. Each piece can take any animation including motion paths and text can be animated with the piece.

If you wish you can also make plain pieces or "old style" background fill pieces. The transparent fill option looks great when animated over a picture!

The process is as simple as clicking a button and works in PowerPoint 2002 - 2010. You may have met a bug in PowerPoint 2002/ 3 that causes shapes with a background fill to appear solid coloured. This bug is still there even with SP3 but the AddIn has a patch to fix it.

See the Review on INDEZINE http://www.indezine.com/products/powerpoint/addin/jigsaw.html

What Does it Do

Makes animated jigsaws in PowerPoint (XP onwards only) in seconds. You can choose 4,6,9,or 16 pieces and a variety of types including real picture pieces that can be resized and moved on the slide (NOT background fills although you can make these too!) Animations can be either entrance piece by piece or explode off screen.

Stop Press: NEW version 3 can also create exit piece by piece animations, is compatible with version 2010 and integrates fully with the ribbon in versions from 2007.

You can have text or not as you wish. Text styles and animation effects can be modified freely.

What people think!

Add In dialog screenshot

Dialogue

DOWNLOAD DEMO of Jigsaws made with the Add In

Jigsaw maker is $29.99 US

Buy securely now - Instant Download (Free help if needed included in price) After you click "Buy Now" and pay either with PayPal or securely with a major card you will be Emailed a password and instructions for download. If this does not arrive please check your spam. Please note if you have an address linked to your PayPal account this is the address that will be used. If you do not normally monitor it .... Please do!

STOP PRESS

Version 3 now works with 2010 and integrates fully with the Ribbon in 2007/10

New exit one by one animation added.

Please note your Download password it is also the serial number you need to install.

If you have any problem please Email or try this Help Link

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Troubleshooting

64 Bit - If you have 64 bit OFFICE (Not just windows) Please read here if you do not see the new buttons after installation.

There have been hundreds of downloads of our most popular products- this and Page Turns with very few problems. Here are some tips that may help you solve any of the very few problems we have seen.

  1. I didn't get a serial number and cannot install
    THE SERIAL NUMBER IS THE SAME AS THE DOWNLOAD PASSWORD.

  2. I didn't get the download instructions Email!
    CHECK YOUR SPAM. THE EMAIL IS AUTO GENERATED AND CAN BE SEEN AS SPAM. WE CHECK THE DOWNLOAD DATABASE REGULARLY AND SEND MANUAL REMINDERS.

  3. I am getting a message that the number of installations / downloads has been exceeded.
    ONLY 2 DOWNLOADS AND 3 INSTALLATIONS ARE ALLOWED. CONTACT US IF THIS CAUSES PROBLEMS.

  4. I cannot find the toolbar!
    IN 2007/2010 IT IS NOW IN THE INSERT TAB. IF IT DOESN'T SHOW IN EARLIER VERSIONS CHECK VIEW> TOOLBARS AND TICK JSAW

  5. I expected to see an exe file in the install folder?
    IF YOU ARE FAIRLY EXPERT THIS IS A REASONABLE ASSUMPTION - BUT THERE ISN'T ONE! THE CODE MODIFIES POWERPOINT AND THERE IS NO VISIBLE EXE.

  6. It doesn't work on PowerPoint 97 /2000
    SORRY, IT REQUIRES AT LEAST XP. IF YOU CREATE PUZZLES IN XP OR LATER SOME FEATURES MAY WORK IN EARLIER VERSIONS - WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THIS!

  7. I see the picture in my puzzle but it is VERY dark.
    THIS IS PROBABLY A CORRUPT OR UNSUITABLE IMAGE. CMYK IMAGES ARE KNOWN TO GIVE POWERPOINT PROBLEMS AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED. TRY A DIFFERENT IMAGE OR ASK US FOR HELP!

  8. Read the included pdf instructions! Yes, I'm guilty too but it helps!

PowerPoint Drag 'n Drop. If you like Jigsaw Maker you'll love this!!


User Comments:

I recently purchased Jigsaw Maker.  I found it very user friendly.  I had a little difficulty in figuring out how to make the jigsaw come out the way I wanted so I emailed support.  They promptly responded and sorted out my query with a custom tailored video tutorial just for me!  It was so easy to follow and worked perfectly.

Thanks to all at Jigsaw Maker.

Beth In Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland


My company has been using PPT Alchemy’s jigsaw puzzle for over a year and we couldn’t be happier with this product. We were looking for a way to make a picture into a jigsaw puzzle where all of the pieces were able to be manipulated on an individual basis – color, text, animation. With this product we found just what we were looking for and more. It integrates seamlessly with Office 2007 and 2010 (have not tried with earlier versions) has a very clean look, takes seconds and is extremely user friendly. On the single occasion (computer upgrades) we needed customer service the replies were helpful and timely. A fabulous product worth every penny.

Lindsey, Business User USA


Just downloaded this add-in from Alchemy, and have already made a nine-piece puzzle slide show using a scanned picture of the front cover of a book. The presentation was a book report, and each phase of the report was another puzzle piece. I made each piece enter in via a different animation, on click, and I can tell you that it is one polished presentation. Thank you for the recommendation. This came out awesome!

Lindy via Indezine


Think this is great! Takes us well on the way to interactive presentations instead of the page by page and bullet points that send people to sleep so often, great for my audience and will save me hours!!!

Kate

From the same author "Page Turns for PowerPoint"

Another great product!

NaviSlides

NaviSlides

Another Add In from PowerPoint Alchemy

Change how you navigate in Powerpoint presentations for ever!

jigsaw
Screen shot of pieces made with Jigsaw Maker

Just need one puzzle? We have a make a PowerPoint jigsaw from YOUR picture service. It's quick and only $10! Email us for details

Some Sample Presentations

With clever triggers

Exploding Puzzle

 

Version 2
Bug in PowerPoint 2002 / 3 fixed
Improved dialog
Smaller file size in 2002/ 3
More accurate pieces
2007 Compatability

Version 3

2010 compatibility
Integrates with ribbon in 2007/2010
Minor bug fixes

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