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Author Topic: Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)  (Read 2938 times)

hewhoeatspie

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Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)
« on: March 29, 2009, 04:07:23 PM »
Sup.

Ok, I don't use Powerpoint that much. I'm in college, and my prof posts stuff in powerpoint files every now and then, and I would like a viewer for them, and I would like it to be small, and preferably portable.

I don't think it's too much to ask. Tiny USB Office has a whole bunch of stuff, but no powerpoint, but I figure that there's gotta be one out there.

The reason I don't like Microsoft's PPT Viewer, there are a few reasons that I don't like it:
(1) You have to do full screen, so you can minimize it, go to a different program and come back
(2) I'm pretty sure it's like, the size of MS Office, at least, according to my Add/Remove Programs list.
(3) I hate Microsoft.

So that's it. Anything under 5mb, or even 10mb would be nice.

Thanks, peace out.
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Re: Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 04:36:18 PM »
2hewhoeatspie
Unfortunately, I must disappoint you.

Some time ago I was looking for such application and I found nothing. I've even was so mad that I wanted to write something by myself but ended up with no links for PPT file format description.

The only solution I came up is looking for portable version of MS PPT Viewer but I doesn't answer your question.

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(2) I'm pretty sure it's like, the size of MS Office, at least, according to my Add/Remove Programs list.

27MB for 2007 version or 4 for older ones.

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Re: Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 05:16:53 PM »
Something wrong with OOo Impress? Instructions for portable here.

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Re: Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 05:24:38 PM »
Something wrong with OOo Impress?

Size and speed or overkill? hewhoeatspie wants just a viewer, not complete OO suite. It would be just like using Photoshop for viewing BMP files.

Just to be honest: I am using OpenOffice for many purposes but not for quick view of PPT files. I think MS PPT Viewer is better for this purpose. I would really like to see some OO version cut down from unwanted crap just for simple viewing.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 05:28:09 PM by fenixproductions »

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Re: Tiny PPT Viewer? (That is not Microsoft...)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 01:12:33 PM »
Not to mention Impress does not always get PPT files correctly. Ah, the joys of Microsoft formats...
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 01:14:21 PM by Lashiec »