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    Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    This is moderately embarrassing, since I'm fairly expert with computers, but a
    near-newbie on PP. I'm getting a stack of old HDs in from a charity, and have
    volunteered to retrieve some old Powerpoint presentations from them before I
    sanitize or drive a spike through the disks, for disposal.

    My questions:

    o Most of the old computers were Win95, and hadn't been booted for years.
    What version of PP was current in 1996? Was the extension .ppt?

    o I have Office 2000, 2003 and 2007 here. Which one would you recommend to
    browse old PP files?

    o What were the common file formats for embedded graphics in PP in 1996?
    Might I encounter both embedded and linked graphics? Can I export embedded
    slides entire (for display in anyone's thumbnail/slideshow program), and/or
    the pix within them in my modern version? Most stuff was 16-bit in those
    days, yes?

    o A couple of presentations may in turn have imports from Harvard Graphics or
    other antediluvian programs. Am I likely to find cranky old graphics formats
    in these, like cgm?

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    Re: Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    Sorry to bother you guys. I panicked, and cross-posted on the MS NNTP group, where I got my answers. You may delete this thread.

    -f

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    Re: Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    Normally when one finds an answer, they would post the answer HERE, so others can see the solution.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    A link to the site that provided the solution would be great!

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    I guess Frank has gone so here's the link
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...22-d2606b1dc780

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    Re: Old PPT Browse, Convert, Export ((Old!))

    Thanks, John. I was about to waffle and admit I'd forgotton how to post a link to an NNTP group, when you remembered that MS has a web face, as well.

    -f

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