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Old 10-28-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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PowerPoint clone?

Does Linux have a program that duplicates Microsoft Office's Powerpoint?
Old 10-28-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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Yeah, it sure does. Their is an entire office suite known as It duplicates the functionality of the Microsoft Office Line. It includes a wordprocessor, a slideshow application, database tool, and spreadsheat program.

It is cross platform, with a version for Linux, Windows, and (I think) Mac OS X. You can try it out on windows, and it is nearly the same on Linux. More information is available at

Edit: I forgot, best of all, it's FREE.

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Old 10-28-2005, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yes, dj_dubbbz mentioned the suite above, which has programs for word processing (Writer), spreadsheet (Calc), presentation (Impress), vector graphics (Draw), database (Base), math equations (Math), etc. The programs are compatible with MS Office as well as other formats. All Linux distros pretty much include it; we can help you install it if you tell us your distro, etc.

Also, there is the KOffice office suite for KDE, which includes programs for word processing (KWord), spreadsheet (KSpread), presentation (KPresenter), database (Kexi), flowchart (Kivio), vector drawing (Karbon14), painting (Krita), math equations (KFormula), etc. It is also compatible with MS Office and other formats. It is also available in most distros.
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Does Linux have a program that duplicates Microsoft Office's Powerpoint?
There are also Latex-based alternatives--check out hs-prosper and beamer packages for latex, if you are into high-quality pdf-based presentations.
Old 11-21-2005, 01:36 AM   #5
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This was weeks ago, but while I am here, I should mention: that helped. I used Impress to work on my presentation. Thank you.


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