[OT] PPT reader?

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Feb 8 14:10:42 EST 2002

In article <a413k9$s8h$1 at panix2.panix.com>, Aahz Maruch <aahz at panix.com>
>In article <mailman.1013181915.301.python-list at python.org>,
>Skip Montanaro  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
>>Guido posted a bunch of talk slides to the Python website in PowerPoint
>>format.  I understand his reasons for not creating HTML versions (mostly
>>because the HTML generated by PPT sucks).  Still, that leaves people without
>>access to PPT sort of out in the cold.  What non-MS tools are out there
>>(open source or otherwise) for reading, displaying or converting PPT slides
>>to other, more accessible, formats?  If we can get a reasonable (but fairly
>>short) list of tools, I can probably see they get referenced on the relevant
>>page of the Python website.
>Just figured I'd make a plug for ReportLab, which avoids this problem by
>creating PDF instead of PowerPoint.
beat me to it :)

pythonpoint is really neat.
Robin Becker

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