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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:01 am    Post subject: Dont need OpenOffice to open PowerPoint Files! Reply with quote

hi

I was looking for something to open PPS files and I didn't want to have open office installed just for PPS files so I found this java program. All you have to do is run
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 java -jar tonicpoint.jar

and within this application you can view pps files - works like a charm!

The application can be found here:
http://downloads.tonicsystems.com/viewer/tonicpoint.jar :D

Hope someone finds it useful!

PS let all your linux buddies now! hehe

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no feedback, so I will add mine!

It does a good job, thanks for sharing. Very useful, indeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thankyou synss for taking the time to write feedback - its much appreciated!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, thanks! :D
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no probs - its good cause all you need is java.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Dont need OpenOffice to open PowerPoint Files! Reply with quote

shazam75 wrote:

PS let all your linux buddies now! hehe


The app is fantasic but not free/open source. What we need instead is a filter that can turn powerpoint into PDF etc. This could then be used in scripts or to open the file in evince.

If someone with C++ skills could grab the relevant code out of OpenOffice then we could open powerpoint files on Linux without having to install a quarter of a Gigabyte of OpenOffice.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know what you mean by not free - i simply downloaded it and use it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Dont need OpenOffice to open PowerPoint Files! Reply with quote

marcion wrote:
The app is fantasic but not free/open source. What we need instead is a filter that can turn powerpoint into PDF etc. This could then be used in scripts or to open the file in evince.


It is free of charge (for non commercial use), that is already good. Most places where you need to play powerpoint have an MS licence. Problem is when you are forced to use it...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shazam75 wrote:
Don't know what you mean by not free - i simply downloaded it and use it.


Not free "as in speech", I cannot use it for ethical and legal reasons, please read: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

I found a solution, the package xlhtml (emerge xlhtml) has a command called ppthtml which turns powerpoint to HTML.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice light app, thx
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcion wrote:
shazam75 wrote:
Don't know what you mean by not free - i simply downloaded it and use it.


Not free "as in speech", I cannot use it for ethical and legal reasons, please read: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

I found a solution, the package xlhtml (emerge xlhtml) has a command called ppthtml which turns powerpoint to HTML.


ok point taken :D
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can send this *.pps file to your gmail.There is an option "View as HTML" :D
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: Dont need OpenOffice to open PowerPoint Files! Reply with quote

marcion wrote:
If someone with C++ skills could grab the relevant code out of OpenOffice then we could open powerpoint files on Linux without having to install a quarter of a Gigabyte of OpenOffice.
If you can find the relevant code i'll hack it for you ;)
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