Frequently Asked Questions

General

An Impression FX presentation is a standalone multimedia application that does not require installation to be viewed. When Impression FX generates a presentation, it creates a separate folder with two files: the project file ( .ipp) and the IFX Player (IFXplayer.exe). To view the presentation on any Windows OS computer, all you have to do is launch the IFXplayer.exe file which will automatically play the presentation saved in the same folder. There is no need to install Impression FX or any other software.

An Impression FX presentation is created on the basis of slides (pages) of the original document between which various transition effects are added. In addition, flexible slide control is built into the presentation that can be used with a keyboard, a mouse, a touch screen, or a presenter.

To view a presentation on any computer or device with Windows OS, all you need to do is copy the folder with the presentation project (.ipp) and the Player (IFXplayer.exe) and launch the Player. You do not need to install Impression FX or any other software.

You can use a keyboard, a mouse, a touch screen, or a presenter to control an Impression FX presentation. You can see all control features either on the Impression FX Presentation Control page or by starting the presentation and pressing the F1 button on the keyboard.

You will need Windows OS 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 to use Impression FX.

There are two versions of Impression FX: Impression FX for PowerPoint and Impression FX for PDF. Each of them supports the correspondent format of the original document. No other formats except PowerPoint and PDF are supported.

The PowerPoint version is a Microsoft PowerPoint plugin, while the PDF version is a standalone program. The features and interface of both versions are practically identical.

Impression FX converts (rasterizes) slides of a PowerPoint presentation to images. Animation is not supported for the slides.

An Impression FX presentation is a multimedia application that is played in real time and does not contain video fragments that take up a lot of space. That is why a medium-size Impression FX presentation takes around 20-25 MB.

To install Impression FX for PowerPoint, you will need Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or newer.

In Impression FX transition effects are set up for the entire presentation. You cannot set them up separately for each slide. Impression FX Pro, whose functionality will allow setting up transition effects separately for each slide, is currently being developed.

In the process of creating a presentation, Impression FX converts (rasterizes) slides of the original document to images and compresses these images into the right format. This procedure can take a significant amount of time. In the Impression FX version for PDF, this is done once because the slides of the original PDF document cannot be edited or modified in the program. In PowerPoint, the user can edit slides anytime and information about these changes is not available to the Impression FX plugin. That is why slides are re-calculated every time you create a presentation by pressing the Create Presentation button. To avoid the time-wasting, an additional Rebuild Presentation button was added to the Impression FX interface for PowerPoint. By pressing this button, a presentation is created based on previously used slides. Use this button to create a presentation if no changes were made to the original PowerPoint document since the Create Presentation button was pressed last.

The speed of creating a presentation depends on the CPU performance of your system. The speed of rendering a video depends mostly on video card performance (GPU).

Purchasing

Yes, you can use Impression FX before buying a licence, but only for non-commercial purposes. You must buy a licence to use it for commercial purposes.

Impression FX is only distributed electronically and is available for download on our website (download the trial version). You need to buy a licence to remove the limitations of the trial version. When you buy a licence, we email you a licence key that you need to enter in the program installed on your computer.

Yes, VAT is included in the price.

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We email your licence key as soon as your payment is received. This usually takes a few minutes.

You do not need to buy a new licence when you change your operating system; simply re-enter your licence key. You need to buy a new licence when you change your computer.

You can only use your licence key on one computer.

Yes. When a new version of Impression FX is released you can install it absolutely free. The licence key will continue to work; the licence expiration date will not change.

You should enter your licence key in the program installed on your computer.
Impression FX version for PowerPoint
Click the Licence button on the right of the Impression FX control panel. Enter your licence key in the new window.
Impression FX version for PDF
Select Help/Licence from the menu. Enter your licence key in the new window.