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how does a powerpoint on mac work on a pc if i save it to a flashdrive?

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Apr 20, 2007 1:27 PM
see what happened to me was, is that i made a powerpoint on my laptop and i had copied pictures from websites and then i saved it onto my flashdrive. so then i use my dad's hp laptop and i put in the flashdrive and when i open up my powerpoint none of my pictures are there and it says something about quicktime. so what do i do so that the pictures in my powerpoint show up on a pc?

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  • bad_andy0881 Calculating status...
    Actually i have this same issue EVERYTIME i need to do a powerpoint presentation at school, church, or anywhere else since not everyone is on a mac. I was thinking of just buying the VGA adapter and connecting my macbook directly to the projector. From what i hear, its software that you have to purchase that allows the pictures to convert to window's format. If anyone has an idea of how to get around this, it would be great. But if not, i'd like to know where to get that software also.

    Sorry i couldnt be of any help, but youre not the only one with this issue =)
    White Macbook 1.83 GHz; Intel Core Duo; 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • ArthurKeech Calculating status...
    My personal favourite way of doing it is to do the presentation in Keynote (Probably because I like keynote :D) and then exporting to power point, it actually works better than the Microsoft converter IMO. Or else save it as a quicktime movie and put the quicktime installer on your flash drive.

    P.S. Make sure you move the file off of the flash drive before you do your presentation.
    MacBook 1.83 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • ChanaiCh Calculating status...
    An old but ongoing problem with MS Office. Check out this site here:

    http://www.thrrrust.com/~pclark/blog/2004/12/quicktime-and-tiff-lzw-decompressor .html

    There's a couple of workarounds suggested in the comments. One that isn't: presumably you're using Safari. To copy/paste images from webpages to an PowerPoint (or any MS Office app), try using Firefox instead.

    The root cause, for those interested, seems to be explained in the last comment on the page. Basically, apps built using Carbon and Cocoa frameworks store copied images in the clipboard differently. Copying from Safari or Preview (Cocoa) to PowerPoint (Carbon) result in this "Quicktime" problem when opening it on Windows. Copying from Firefox to PowerPoint (both Carbon) should be okay.


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