Powerpoint "Save As" option for HTML5
Just as the title says...I often want to publish a Powerpoint deck simply as a navigable, secure HTML5-based page with back/next buttons, and with things like links associated with objects, etc., still working. There are some free services that do this, but they generally convert to low resolution and drop most of the pptx features, such as the aforementioned links.
There are some good engines out there that do this, like HTML5Point, but they come with what seem like excessive price tags (the mentioned product is $247!) for the singular function that they provide.
So why isn't there an option to do this right inside of Powerpoint? Sure, I can create a "show," but even this doesn't provide a good "you-can't-edit-this-or-crack-it-open-to-view-the-objects" mode without locking the whole thing down with a password (which I don't want to do). If the viewing user has Powerpoint, they can easily get into edit mode.
All I want is to be able to publish my deck in HTML5 format so that it can be viewed by anyone without any plugins, conversions, or other baloney. I want the ability to easily place and share my deck without the need for Powerpoint online or any other engine in place, with easy navigation and little to no ability to hack the underlying contents (such as links). I'm honestly surprised that this feature hasn't been part of Powerpoint for years already. Powerpoint is a fantastic visual content creation tool, and HTML5 is the #1 way to share content. So just let me get there without third party software and additional expense...please.