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Old 10-29-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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viewing .ppt files in slackware


hi,

Could anybody please explain me the procedure to view .ppt files in Slack?
 
Old 10-29-2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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Well, I've installed OOo (OpenOffice.org). So when I need to open a .ppt file, just click it in Dolphin. Then it's opened with OOo.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 12:54 AM   #3
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So it is a rpm based installation? If yes ,How can i achieve it in slackware?
 
Old 10-29-2008, 02:40 AM   #4
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So it is a rpm based installation? If yes ,How can i achieve it in slackware?
Uhm...
I think it's not...
You know Slackware doesn't support rpm package, which means you have to use the official package or make the tgz package yourself.
If you want to install OOo, I suggest you to use Slackbuilds which
contain a lot of packages and is so powerful!

http://slackbuilds.org/repository/12...penoffice.org/

You can refer to this page.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 04:34 AM   #5
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All you really need to do is extract the rpms and then you can run it directly, usually however, you may want to install it. So probably the easiest way is to install a premade package or make one yourself using makepkg. To extract rpms you can run either 'rpm2tgz' on them or:

Code:
for i in *.rpm
do
	rpm2cpio $i | cpio -id --quiet
done
 
Old 10-29-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
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You can install RPMs in Slackware. Like this:

rpm --nodeps -ihv file.rpm

As this is Slackware, though, you're better off getting an installation script from slackbuilds.org.

If you want to install it manually, get a tarball (not an rpm) from oo.org and extract
it in /opt, then make the necessary symlinks.

Last edited by dugan; 10-29-2008 at 10:10 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2008, 10:30 AM   #7
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I, too, recommend OOo SlackBuild for viewing powerpoint files. As an alternative you could install MS Powerpoint or MS Powerpoint Viewer (the latter being free) using WINE. SlackBuilds.org has a WINE SlackBuild you can use. I actually have both MS Office and OOo installed since not all native MS files are 100% compatible with OOo.
 
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I actually have both MS Office and OOo installed since not all native MS files are 100% compatible with OOo.
I would also like to add that M$ Office is far from 100 % compatible with itself between versions. In fact Openoffice is usually more compatible in this sense.
 
  


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