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PowerPoint compatibility?

by symph0nix / September 17, 2009 4:21 PM PDT

For one of my classes at school, I have to create a PowerPoint presentation. The presentations are mostly done at school, and what we don't finish in time is done at home, which is what I have to do. However, the computers at school all run Windows XP, while my computer at home is on Vista. Also, the version of PowerPoint we use at school is 2003, while at home I use the newest version (2007, I think). Since all I'll be doing is saving the presentation from my email at school and viewing it through the earlier version, will there be any compatibility issues between the file format and operating systems/software versions?

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I fixed this. How!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2009 9:34 PM PDT

I used Google docs (see google) and I can upload, edit, download a presentation all with worry or cost. If you want you can try Open Office on the PC and NeoOffice on the Apple.

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by Jimmy Greystone / September 17, 2009 11:27 PM PDT

Possibly, since Office 2007 uses Microsoft's OOXML format that no one but them wants to even touch with a 10ft pole, and unless your school installed the compatibility update for Office 2007 files, it won't work. So, just be sure to save it as an Office 97-2003 format file and you should be fine.

Incidentally, a free tip is to do the same if you send out any resumes in Word format. If it saves with the extension "docx" then you need to try again.

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it can be done
by jeff_windows_team / September 18, 2009 7:26 AM PDT
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