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    Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    I have tried the Open Office and the K powerpoint applications,but they don't do well with powerpoint presentations created with PP 2007.

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Anyone?

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagles18 View Post
    Anyone?
    Sorry dude...I use Open Office.
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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    The problem with the 2007 format is it no longer embeds the template in the file like the older 2003 one did. As MS own the copyright, OO or anyone else can only make a rough approximation of the template. It's sneaky, I'll give them that.

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Doe pptview (under wine) display them correctly? It's in the multiverse repos.

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    I tend to use Google Docs for these abominations. Really a slideshow I can't watch online or get as a PDF file is pretty useless to me. I don't want to open up a whole editor and complications involving struggling cpus and hair pulling, I want a slick easy display app. I am perfectly capable of starting said annoying editor when I want to CREATE a slideshow.
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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Oh well,I guess I'll have to keep running Windows.Thanks for the info,guys

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Powerpoint works ok in wine by the way.

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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    Install Sun VirtualBox with WinXP or what not. Then install and run Office on XP.
    Yea it sounds little crazy looking at it. But having VirtualBox installed with XP running on it saves you on some of those few headaches out there.
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    Re: Best Powerpoint application for Linux?

    I use ppt all the time and the alternatives just don't stack up. I keep an xp partition alive on my laptop for gaming and office 2007. On the netbook I use wine.

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