[OT] PPT reader?

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at gmx.de
Fri Feb 8 19:39:09 CET 2002


Le 08/02/02 à 09:25, Skip Montanaro écrivit:
> 
> 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.

Well, reading Guido's post, I tried to open one of his powerpoint slides
with kpresenter (of the KOffice suite). It was a nice way to test the
Linux OOM (out of memory) killer. At 1500 MB process size, Linux killed
kpresenter and an unrelated daemon :-) But then, I wasn't that surprised
- KOffice never was stable for me.

OpenOffice worked just great, though. It can also save PowerPoint, which
few Open Source tools can.

Gerhard
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