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Tuesday January 16, 2007
12:28 PM

Win32::PowerPoint 0.04 with more embellishment options

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Updated Win32::PowerPoint as Austin Ekwebelam sent me a modified/enhansed version and a test script and desired ppt output for his case. They are very helpful, especially as YAPC::Asia is coming. (I must write some txt2ppt converter with it as promised in the pod...)

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  • So now we can use Perl to produce PowerPoint presentations... You may not believe this, but over the last years we've had many questions in that area, mainly from Perl newbies, on the Chatterbox on PerlMonks. We used to have to say "No you can't". Now we can say "Yes you can!".

    I quickly glanced at the source, and it quickly revealed what I had already suspected, based on the module name: it uses Win32::OLE to do its magic. So this means you have to have MS-PowerPoint, and have to have it installed. (When I
    • Sadly yes, we need Windows and MSOffice at hand, though there must be some way to do without them, as there're several viewers/converters around. I selected Win32::OLE mainly because I once was (am?) a VB programmer, but if you know some free C(++) libraries, please let me know.