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StrayBit

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*.pps
« on: June 11, 2009, 02:07:17 pm »

What program for VL6 can handle *.pps?  I believe that might be PowerPoint.  I occasionally get email attachments and my Win98s can't handle it either.  Thanks.
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kidd

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Re: *.pps
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 02:33:40 pm »

I think openoffice can manage them.

Btw, I never really knew the difference between pps and ppt...

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Re: *.pps
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 05:06:36 pm »

yes, openoffice Impress can handle .pps files, and there is difference between ppt and pps for openoffice, but Powepoint will autoplay a slide if is a pps file and will open it in editor mode if is a ppt file
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 09:41:17 am »

Ummm!  I didn't really want to install something so big.  Hopefully, 2740312 bytes free are enough and still leave room for other things.
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Arioco

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Re: *.pps
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 05:36:03 pm »

well, if you don't want to install openoffice and you only need a viewer not an editor you can use TonicPoint Viewer:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/tonicpoint-1.4.jar

it's a java application so you will need JRE
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 09:31:17 am »

Thanks, Arioco.  I DLd TonicPoint Viewer.  I'm not sure about JRE - I didn't find it in gslapt.
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 02:24:17 pm »

that is weird i just checked and jre is in the repos, in fact i just found that it is already installed by default in VL6 so you only have to run the next command:

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java -jar tonicpoint-1.4.jar
what version of VL are you using?
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 04:10:33 pm »

Thank you again. "java -jar tonicpoint-1.4.jar" worked and brought up a TonicPoint viewer.  It didn't add anything to Menu so I'll have to download the attachments so that it can open them.

Using 6.0 Gold.  It is working a lot better now that I've shut off a computer that was tearing up my whole network.
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 09:51:31 pm »

I have tried this and it worked:

open thunar and find any .pps file on your hard drive then:

Right click --> Properties --> General --> open with --> select another program --> use customized command --> java -jar /home/josue/Desktop/tonicpoint-1.4.jar --> click ok

substitute "/home/josue/Desktop/tonicpoint-1.4.jar" with the path where you have your tonicpoint file.

now you shoul be able to open any .pps file just by clicking (or double clicking) on it on your file manager an your browser should give you an option to open your attachements with java.

EDIT: I don't know if that is how the options are called since I have my system fully localized to the language of my country, but I hope you get the idea.

Josué
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 06:58:34 am »

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java -jar /home/bruce/share/Downloads/PowerPoint/tonicpoint-1.4.jarTerminal:  Opens TonicPoint and then I have to open the file on the disk.
Seamonky:  Can't find "java -jar /home/bruce/share/Downloads/PowerPoint/tonicpoint-1.4.jar".
Thunar:  is NOT saved.

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Re: *.pps
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2009, 12:18:00 am »

you're right it worked for me with opera and firefox, but will not work with seamonkey, so i guess you will have to download the attachements to disk, but I can open the .pps files just by clicking on them in thunar can't figure out why you can't.
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Re: *.pps
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 07:00:24 am »

Just received another computer, HP Pavilion PII 400 with 384 MB: first attempt to install VL6.0 Gold failed - will try again.

Usually, I just deleted the emails with these attachments but this one came from my brother: a bunch of airplane pictures.
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