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Saturday December 07, 2002
01:28 PM

PowerPoint Hell

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I've just now realized that if you save an MS PowerPoint presentation in html format, it will only be readable by IE. Or, I should say, I can't read it with Mozilla.

So, what are my options now? I'm hoping someone out there has a conversion program or something. Anyone?

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  • Try opening the presentation with the OpenOffice.org presentation component and save as HTML there. I have no idea if this will work, but it's worth a try.
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    -biz-

  • What version of PowerPoint? What options do you have set in Mozilla?

    I've created HTML versions of PowerPoint presentations before, up to PP2000 I believe. They change the HTML output every so often; the original conversion (PP95? PP97?) rendered a set of JPEGs with just enough HTML to link the images together. A newer version of PowerPoint used the same kind of CSS hackery that Word uses to generate more native HTML in a frameset to mimic the outline/slide/notes view.

    I wouldn't be surprised if PP XP

    • PP 2000. While porting to OpenOffice and back worked, it's not as nice looking. If there's an option I can set within Mozilla that'll let me view the original HTML, please let me know! I messed around in preferences, but didn't see anything that stood out. However, IANAME (I Am Not A Mozilla Expert).
  • Well, you appear to have found a solution in case where you do have the original Office file. But in cases where you don't:

    There are some HTML cleanup tools floating around. Some of them are specifically intended to clean up the "HTML" as produced by MS-Word, or at least are reported to work well for these; but it might work well with the output of any MS-Office program.

  • If you have access to Acrobat you could try converting it to PDF. The output looks fine and should be viewable by most people.