Re: Powerpoint and Linux
- From: Rob <User@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:11:02 GMT
OK, Vista is the last straw and I'm not a Mac, so I'm thinking about
moving to Linux. But...
I need powerpoint. Love it or hate it, despite all its flaws and
shortcomings it is the de facto standard academic presentation
package. When you show up anywhere to make a presentation, you are
expected to have a powerpoint show on your flash drive. Your
organizers or hosts are set up for powerpoint, use it themselves, and
are simply not capable of accommodating anything else. Obviously, we
are not talking about computer science here.
Can it be done? I've seen lots of "can I show ppt in linux?"
discussed, but little on "can I create ppt in linux?"
Download the Linux version of Openoffice
In Openoffice.org Impress you can create presentations and save them as Powerpoint.
You can read and write Powerpoint presentations with Openoffice impress.
Give Openoffice.org a try. I am sure you will be impressed. Try the Windows version if you have not moved to Linux yet.
One problem Microsoft have deliberately made Office 2007 (Hence Powerpoint 2007 incompatible with previous versions) to force people to upgrade. If you get a 2007 Powerpoint file get them to save it as an earlier version so that you can read it.
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