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Posted Sep 14, 2004 19:03 UTC (Tue) by AJWM (guest, #15888)
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs

One point (ahem) of comparison that I missed is the degree of interoperability of these various programs with the output of others in the class, including the unfortunately ubiquitous PowerPoint.

I know that OOo does a fair job of both displaying and creating PowerPoint (.ppf) files, although often with some minor changes in formatting. How well do the others do? Is there an open standard format for presentation files, and if so, which of these support it and how well?

That said, thanks for the comparison, and others in the Grumpy Editor's series. I always learn about some app(s) I hadn't heard of from them.

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Posted Sep 14, 2004 23:11 UTC (Tue) by tzafrir (subscriber, #11501) [Link]

HTML and PDF can be presented virtually everywhere.

latex-based packages may allow you to add internal links between separate slides (both PDF and HTML support internal and external links).


Posted Sep 15, 2004 0:04 UTC (Wed) by vondo (guest, #256) [Link]

In a collaborative environment, one often has to incorporate information from one person's presentation into your own. I use Latex-prosper, usually, but getting info out of Powerpoints and into my talk is a major pain. PPT compatability is definitely a consideration, not just the output formats.

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