Help!!!How to open a ppt file without powerpoint?!?!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wufong, May 14, 2003.

  1. wufong

    wufong Guest

    I have recieved a job application pack via email in the form of a ppt ( apparently powerpoint ) file. The guy is ringing me up next friday for a telephone interview, which is great news, as I'm sure you all agree.....problem is I don't have powerpoint on my PC, so I can't read the damn thing! To solve my problem I either need to buy Microsoft Office ( rather costly) or find another program that can open ppt files......Can anyone tell me if this 'another program' exsists or perhaps make any genius suggestions....or am I destined forever to never get another job??? * arranges rope into noose*
     
  2. cybrjam

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    Try Quick View Plus, which lets you view over 250 different file types without needing the original program. There is a free limited demo at the following address

    http://www.vnunet.com/Download/1123145

    :)
     
  3. yoyo

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  4. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Nice link yoyo - will it work with a .pps???:confused:
     
  5. yoyo

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    :blink: :D
     
  6. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    PPT=Power Point Template
    PPS=Power Point Show?

    They ARE NOT the same thing with different extensions. You CAN NOT edit a PPS file while you CAN edit a PPT. It's like Flash and FLAs and SWFs. FLAs are the templates where as SWFs are the movies. There is a little security built into PPS.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Thanks yoyo - I noticed you included a reference.

    Thanks Un4gIvEn1 - do you have a reference for your response?

    :confused: :confused:
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    OpenOffice.org can open PPT files ... in fact, you can do just about everything Powerpoint can do with it. It's a complete office suite like MS Office, but it's open source and free. ;)

    www.openoffice.org
     
  9. wufong

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    Powerpoint Viewer 97 did the job just nicely, thankyou yoyo..;)

    ...and thankyou for your helpful suggestion, cybrjam:happy:
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thats three times you have tried to pimp products from the same pages, this one in particular just bumped a two year old thread. Don't test me.
     
  11. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    he is obviously a spammer trolling the forums to pimp his website/products... kick him to the curb. Resurrecting 2 year old threads means he is searching for posts relating to his website/products.
     
  12. TheOC

    TheOC OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hey Guys!!!
    Can any1 help me out??? I need to view powerpoint files - which i can cause i downloaded the viewer. However, i want to be able to print them out so there are 6 slides per page, which i cant do. i was told to get microsoft office student and teacher edition 2003, but i cant cause i only have office98, so i would also need to get windows XP. plus, i dont think i even have enough memory for these programs! (i have 56.0 RAM). is there any way i can get around buying $500 (aust) worth of products, JUST to print out powerpoints slides smaller????

    pls help me out!!!!:nervous:
     
  13. LeeJend

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    Get a screen capture program. Copy off the viewer to clip board. Paste into word or whatever program you do have. Resize to fit.

    Done


    I'll post the link to the freeware screen capture I use in a minute. Have to do digging for it.

    http://www.screenprint32.com/software/screenprint32.asp

    Not sure how well this will work with Win 98. And 56 meg of RAM could make this painfully slow. Making the area you capture smaller on the screen will reduce file sizes but reduce detail also.
     
  14. TheOC

    TheOC OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks soo much LeeJend!! :)

    Do u think i should increase my memory anyway?? Is this simple to do?? I have no clue!
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    56 megs of RAM is an interesting mumber (could just be 64 being reported badly)
    Another option would have been to take the PPT to a printshop as I am pretty sure they would be able to open and print a powerpoint presentation.
     
  16. TheOC

    TheOC OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Y is 56 and interesting number? what does it mean anyway? :suprised:
     
  17. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    electric its probably reporting 56 because 8 mb is being used for onboard video.