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A techie question

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by cincibuck, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Five years ago I put together a power point salute to those in my high school class who served. Did it on a Mac using Windows 2010. Trying to update for our 55th reunion and I discover that folks with older Windows can't open the pppts file. Is there a version out there I can convert the file to? Is there a way to save the file in an older format? Oh and Windows community page is out of commission as I write.

    Thanks,

    Cincibuck
     
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    I've heard of folks converting/saving a ppt to a .wmv file...
     
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  3. BuckeyeFlorida

    BuckeyeFlorida Resident Science Dork

    Yes if you go to File -> Save As then you can choose the file format and save it into the .ppt format easily (this is the old file extension and should open on older versions). Alternatively you Save As a pdf, but the first would be the easiest and allow the others to open it in Powerpoint.

    Note: The above works for all Office programs (.docx/.doc, .xlsx/.xls, .pptx/.ppt, etc...)
     
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  4. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Thanks, went to "save as" and found choices all the way back to Windows 97. Doh!
     
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  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    You could also create a Google Docs account for yourself then import the PowerPoint to Google Slides and host it on Google Drive.

    This gives you shared hosting and a platform/version agnostic format.
     
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  6. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    Keep the religious stuff in the poli forum. Last warning.
     
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  7. DoctorWho

    DoctorWho Geronimo

    Are you being sarcastic?
     
  8. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

    I take my admimistrative duties very srsly. I don't care if you're a Muslim or Christian or Agnostic but this ain't the place for it.

    Edit : I don't know what to do if your computer is an atheist. I mean, it would have to be right. Gray area.
     
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  9. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    Personally, I think Google's Agnosticism is horrible. Pick a format, don't be wishy-washy.
     
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  10. DoctorWho

    DoctorWho Geronimo

    https://www.techopedia.com/definition/23666/platform-agnostic
     
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  11. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

  12. BUCKYLE

    BUCKYLE Washed

  13. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    1 Samuel 21:13

    Uncanny. Reads like an admimistrator resume.
     

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