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Old 09-07-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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Do any of you know some software for linux that is like ms powerpoint?


Im looking for a program that is like powerpoint but for linux.
Do any of you know a program like this?
If so do you also know where I can get it?

Thank you
 
Old 09-07-2002, 12:27 PM   #2
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KPresenter, Comes with KDE
 
Old 09-07-2002, 02:57 PM   #3
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OpenOffice.org will output a set of HTML files - actually internet browsers and HTML were made for this.

.ppt is actually like a proprietary HTML - unless you want the advanced animation facilities, you'll be fine with OpenOffice.org

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Old 09-08-2002, 05:15 AM   #4
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I seem to remember using StarOffice to open a .ppt file a while back, of course now it's not free, but still an option for you.

www.sun.com

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Old 09-08-2002, 11:36 AM   #5
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PowerPoint

Take a look at OpenOffice, its a free download from OpenOffice.org, it looks and feels exactly like PowerPoint. Although I haven't look I suspect StarOffice has a similar module. KPresenter is also available with the KDE desktop.

I'm a real newbie but I am using the windows version of OpenOffice to replace MS Office, so it was the first thing I loaded onto my experimental linux machine

good luck

djb
 
Old 09-08-2002, 01:52 PM   #6
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I seem to remember using StarOffice to open a .ppt file a while back, of course now it's not free, but still an option for you.

www.sun.com

Cool
StarOffice, OpenOffice.org are the same thing - you'll even find StarOffice logos in the res directory of the OpenOffice.org sources. OpenOffice.org forked and hacked out the bits sun didn't want to go near and trimmed it down. It's rendering of fonts (no AA) makes the text ugly but it's functionality makes it more than worthwhile.

Bert
 
Old 09-10-2002, 05:44 AM   #7
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OpenOffice is the software you are looking for
 
Old 09-10-2002, 07:12 AM   #8
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crossover office, yeh it costs, but you can use microsoft office on your linux box....
 
Old 09-10-2002, 07:17 AM   #9
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oh and maybe wine, but its not yet good enough to run micro$oft office programs...wait for later versions i shall say....

Last edited by GT I.N.C; 09-10-2002 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2002, 10:36 AM   #10
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[B]StarOffice, OpenOffice.org are the same thing - you'll even find StarOffice logos in the res directory of the OpenOffice.org sources.
they aren't the same thing.

Openoffice.org is based on Staroffice 5.2. both projects have diversified since then.

from what limited experience i have, i can say that i think openoffice.org is almost totally compatib;e with the proprietary file formats created by micro$oft powerpoint. documents can thus be exchanged almost transparently between the two programs.
 
Old 09-10-2002, 10:49 AM   #11
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OpenOffice 1.0 is NOT the based on StarOffice 5.2 !!! 5.2 had that awefull desktop doo dah. OpenOffice 1.0 looks/feels like StarOffice 6 because StarOffice is a branch of OpenOffice, yet Sun add in templates and other goodies.

Back to the question, yes OpenOffice/StarOffice is what your after. My 10 year old daughters use StarOffice and find it just like M$ offerings they use at school.
 
  


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