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    PowerPoint Presentation On CD

    Stumbled on this - may be of use to PP affectionados: The Original PPPCD

    "PPPCD is a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> system that will let you turn any PowerPoint compatible presentation into an autorun compact disc. PPPCD is EXTREMELY easy to use. Simply add your presentation files to the specified directory, rename the main file and burn the system to a CD. The CD will play your presentation when the user loads it into a CD player. If the user does not have PowerPoint, or the PowerPoint Viewer installed he, or she will prompted to install the viewer.

    PPPCD has been tested with PowerPoint 97/2000 presentations and presentations created in Sun's StarOffice that were exported to the PowerPoint format. It should be fully compatible with ANY presentation with a PPT, or PPS extension that will run in PowerPoint 97/2000 (see the README file for information on PowerPoint 2002 compatibility).
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    Deluxe <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> version also available.

    Alan

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    Re: PowerPoint Presentation On CD

    One of the frustrations discussed on the PowerPoint board (in the past, when I used to go there), was the confusing situation of embedded and linked media. I don't know how this CD burner works with, say, linked MP3 audio files, but perhaps it simplifies life for those who use them? Or complicates it?

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    Re: PowerPoint Presentation On CD

    I can't tell for sure if multimedia files will be properly linked or not. Actually, I take that back -- I just jumped through all the hoops and burned a CD using this tool. The music file I'd linked did work, so it seems that it maintains the links.

    That makes sense, as you have to copy all of your files to the appropriate folder in this application. (You also have to rename your file to SHOW.pps.) They'd have to be linked properly in the original PPT file, but that's the same with most other autorun products as well.

    I do know that this tool uses the old 97 PPT Viewer. It explains that in the readme file. "PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 presentations are supported by PPPCD Deluxe, but most 2002 presentations should open in the current viewer, or PowerPoint 97/2000 with limited functionality. Password protected 2002 presentations will not open in PowerPoint 97/2000, or the current viewer and some 2002 specific features may not display correctly."

    I wonder if the Deluxe version also has the TCB software splash screen? That would be a deal breaker for me.

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