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dizwell



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject: Powerpoint alternatives that aren't huge Reply with quote

I don't do a lot of word-processing, so OpenOffice was overkill for me, and I accordingly am very happy with Abiword: small, standalone, sufficient to the purpose, bloody fast. I do even less viewing or producing Powerpoint-style slideshows, and I am accordingly very happy with...

Can anyone complete the above sentence with suggestions for a lightweight, standalone slideshow producer/viewer that is Powerpoint-compatible(ish). I get sent PPT slideshows I need to view sometimes, and I occasionally need to throw a slideshow together for my own use. But I really don't need a full-blown Office suite to do the deed.

I am using Fedora Core 4 x86_64. I've hunted on Google for 'powerpoint compatible slideshow linux' and similar, and some command-line stuff was suggested, but nothing like the 'Abiword of Presentation Software'.

All thoughts gratefully received!

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HJR
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:59 am    Post subject: RE: Powerpoint alternatives that aren Reply with quote

There's KPresenter, part of the KOffice suite. Depending on your distro, there may be a package for KPresenter alone.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:32 am    Post subject: RE: Powerpoint alternatives that aren Reply with quote

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply so quickly. I'm using Fedora 4, as I mentioned, and no separate download is available for that as far as I can tell. Looking at the KPresenter home page, I can't see separate downloads at all, in fact.

So I think I will have to pass on KPresenter for now.

Any other suggestions? (Polite ones, that is!) Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: RE: Powerpoint alternatives that aren Reply with quote

There is an X11 based presentation software called MagicPoint that may be suitable.

Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: RE: Powerpoint alternatives that aren Reply with quote

KDE only provide a single tarball for KOffice, but some distros build thins into a number of smaller packages for each component. It doesn't look like FC4 provides KOffice at all on the discs.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:59 am    Post subject: RE: Powerpoint alternatives that aren Reply with quote

Ollie: Thanks so much for that link. I always feel a certain sense of dread when I see a tarball rather than a yummable rpm, but I'll give it a whirl anyway!

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