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Old 02-12-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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ppt in fedora

I have downloaded some ppt slides from my inbox.when I open it is displaying only # symbols.plz can any body tell me how to open these ppt slides..
Old 02-12-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Well you're going to need software that can handle a .ppt file.

Your best solution would probably be to install - there's an app in that suite (Impress) that allows you view .ppt presentations. I don't know if there's any "lighter" software (e.g. for viewing .ppts, without any editing abilities), but you're probably going to need an office suite sooner or later so getting OOo seems a good solution to me.

I also think it's possible to view presentations via Google Docs (, but I've never tried it.

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Old 02-12-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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The OpenOffice package will be able to display .ppt files. Be aware that the displayed arrangement of the slide contents can be a bit different when compared to MSOffice PowerPoint slideshows. I think that KOffice is also able to handle .ppt files to some amount.


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