Thanks for your suggestions, Nicholas! These are great. We do have some great improvements regarding Powerpoint import in the next update which we are testing and hope to be able to release very soon. At that point, one of the options we have (either Powerpoint to jpeg conversion to import, or conversion of the PPT file itself) will hopefully get users very close to where they want to be. As a note on your steps when you mention importing individual layers to MediaShout and using the "eye" button on the layers tab to toggle them- you can actually go ahead and assign them to "steps" using the transitions plugin to the right of MediaShout. That way, if you have a page with several items you want to come in one at a time in order as you advance, you can do that, just like in Powerpoint.