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Old 06-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
izandral
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how to start .pps in command line


i'm using ubuntu with the GUI

i have a .pps (power point presentation) on the desktop. I installed the powerpoint viewer and made it the default program for opening the file.

when i double click on the file everything works.

my problem is i need this on a schedule so i downloaded scheduled task.

in scheduled task they ask me the command line i want to execute and that's where it doesn't work.

I checked the "allow executing file as program" box on the file but i get the error cannot execute binary file.

How do i run my .pps file from command line


thanks
 
Old 06-16-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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i'm using ubuntu with the GUI

i have a .pps (power point presentation) on the desktop. I installed the powerpoint viewer and made it the default program for opening the file.

when i double click on the file everything works.

my problem is i need this on a schedule so i downloaded scheduled task.

in scheduled task they ask me the command line i want to execute and that's where it doesn't work.

I checked the "allow executing file as program" box on the file but i get the error cannot execute binary file.

How do i run my .pps file from command line


thanks


if you need to open the pps from the command line, you can run the powerpoint viewer executable, then pass the name of the pps file as an argument.
or if you have the openoffice suite or even just the open office impress program, you can run

ooimpress file.pps
 
  


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