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caitlin
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:21 pm    Post subject: Open Office to Power Point Problem Reply with quote

I am a semi-computer literate student, using Impress for a presentation. My problem: I want to use Impress, but the computer in the classroom only has Power Point. Is there a way to open my presentation on the computer at school without having to download Open Office onto it? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caitlin,

The SXC file format is not compatible with Powerpoint. However, you can save as a PPT file which will work in most cases.

The way that will work in every case where the destination machine has Adobe Reader is to convert it to PDF format. You can then view it full screen in Adobe Reader and use the mouse to click through slides. In my view this is the best way of doing a presentation as it is the most reliable. You are far more likely to encounter problems when using Powerpoint.

It is unneccessary to Sticky issues like this, it will be answered anyway as it appears as a message.

I hope this answers your question.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of options:
First way is to use an USB key or CD installation:
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=18438&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=usb+key
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=11927&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=usb+key
If you have special questions about this USB keys 8daysaweek.co.uk will be your friend.
tips by petameta:
- if you use bullets, use graphics. If OO is not installed, the font used for displaying the bullets is missing. Use "Edit Style" to change to graphics.
- Use common fonts like Arial, Times or Courier !
- Do not use tab stops, this often messes things up.
- If you use a small media like a USB-stick, you can save some MB by deleting (or not copying) the help-folder.
- You can write a small batch-file that starts the presentation, like this:

Second way is to export it as Power Point file.

Third way is to avoid PowerPoint by using a :
Flash export (example provided by rnelson: http://www.raymondnelson.us/Polygraph/IntroPolygraph/IntroPoly.swf )
and a PDF or a HTML export of your presentation.

And a smart way is also to use LINUX Live CDs (no hard disk installation is needed) like KANOTIX http://kanotix.com/info/index.php?lang=en which I prefer because of good hardware detection or KNOPPIX http://www.knoppix.org/ . Both come along with the OOo suite (version 1.1.3) and are free. In combination with an USB key or a second CD ROM (for data) they are unbeatable. Wink

Accept from the PDF and Flash export you might discover font problems. If so search in the forum for help.

Sorry 9point9 I just saw your message too late. Embarassed
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