The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
Posted Sep 14, 2004 19:09 UTC (Tue) by john_ouellette
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
One thing I frequently need in presentations is the ability to include movies. Animated gifs work fine in OOo, but other common movie types (e.g. .mov), for which there are stand-alone players on Linux, don't work well. It is often possible to use the plugin mechanism in OOo to get a movie going, only to find that it won't work during a full presentation, or you can't save the file after including a movie clip, etc. I usually have to (ick) minimize my presentation and then start the stand-alone player outside of the presentation tool. (still better than going to Windows...)
I briefly looked at KPresenter and MagicPoint, but they didn't function any better in this respect.
I'm not going to complain a whole heck of a lot about this problem because, in all other respects, I find that OOo is a great suite of tools and use one or two everyday. Still, it would be nice....
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