Powerpoint Presentation

  aitch2 15:17 30 Oct 2006

I have just finished a 80-slide PowerPoint presentation for work. I am undecided as to what format or type of disc to save it to. I want it to be passed around to various individuals so that they can view it in their own time (as opposed to a collective audience).
Is there any way I can get it to run from the 1st slide, rather than go through the 'click on' programme icon which opens up the Powerpoint page? My machine is running WinXP-SP2, and some of the other machines are also Win XP, but there are a couple running WinME. Would this present problems?

  Technotiger 15:28 30 Oct 2006

Hi, I am not clued-up really on PP but I would think save-as Powerpoint Show in jpeg format on CD, or as a Web-Page to view on-line.

Just guessing really, but might put you on the right track.


  Simsy 15:43 30 Oct 2006

just save it as a .pps, (i.e. Slideshow), rather than saving it as a .ppt (powerpoint) file.

Folks will need either Powerpoint, or the Powerpoint viewer to open it.



  Technotiger 15:54 30 Oct 2006

Had another thought - if you save it as a Web Page, they can all see it on-line.


  Monoux 16:11 30 Oct 2006

Try click here it says free to try

  aitch2 16:16 30 Oct 2006

Thanks for the help I'll give it a try.

  Zaphod 3 16:30 30 Oct 2006

There is another save option in some versions called save to cd or similar. It was mentioned in the September or October edition of the magazine. It also adds a version of Powerpoint slide viewer for those that don't have Powerpoint.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:38 30 Oct 2006

Burn to CD with NERO as a Video VCD
It wil then play on standard DVD players or on any PC.

  Chris the Ancient 17:03 30 Oct 2006

Most versions of PowerPoint have the ability to save with a 'built in viewer'. Usually found under the File menu.

With an 80 slide presentation, I should imagine that the file is quite large - so a CD would more than likely be needed.

I have used this method quite successfully in the past.

  Zaphod 3 07:46 31 Oct 2006

I am at work now the option is Package for CD. I don't have it at home as we are on the Student and Teacher Edition.

  aitch2 14:31 31 Oct 2006

Thanks all. Hope to have a fiddle with it on the weekend. Beats nightshifts!

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