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    standalone viewer on Floppy? (Office97)

    I can't seem to fit the standalone viewer (pack and go) on a floppy anymore.

    I used to do this (probably back in the Word6 era) quite happily - about 25 slides and a viewer on a single floppy disk, a neat handout after demonstrations or at trade shows.

    Here I am Win98/PPT97 and from the File menu chose PackAndGo, whereupon I am prompted for the Office97 CD - even 'though my instalaltion was "all" details of "all" components. Two minutes later the floppy is full, and I'm to insert a second floppy, partway through MS97OV.DLL or similar.

    What gives?

    I know that noone else out there might be using 97, but wasn't the idea of the standalone viewer that you could carry a demo in your shirt pocket on a floppy disk?

    Have I missed something?

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    Re: standalone viewer on Floppy? (Office97)

    Yes, BUT how large is your Power Point file to start with?
    You sitll can NOT put 10 pounds of <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> in a 5 pound bag <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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

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    Re: standalone viewer on Floppy? (Office97)

    Dave, thanks for the reply.


    > Yes, BUT how large is your Power Point file to start with?

    My latest one (grin) is one slide, and contains no graphics and contains only the text string "Dave". How insignificant can a PPT presentation get?


    It creates a PPZ file, and i have a sneaking suspicion that it is trying to cram a Standalone version of MSOffice onto the floppy.

    Let me go away and try to capture the file names as they are compressed (to PPZ format) and tell what i see.

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