Powerpoint incompatibility

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Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:29 pm

Hi there,

My daughter (10), made a great presentation with Presentations 2010.

However when i open (and play) it in MS powerpoint 2007, all the backgrounds are gone.

My daughter discovered it at school (during her presentation using MS office), and after that, i tested it and got the same result on my own laptop.
It happened on 2 different machines, so it looks like a compatibility problem?

Any idea why this happens?

Best regards,

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by Jossi » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 am

This is not an answer to your question, only a hint for future occasions: When you install a portable version of SoftMaker Office on your USB stick (see: http://www.softmaker.com/english/tipsof_en.htm), you can play your presentations everywhere using SoftMaker Presentations and will never run into incompatibilities.

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:54 am

Was the presentation saved in .ppt or .pptx file format?
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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:50 pm

It was in .ppt format.

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:01 am

This should not happen. Could you please send us a sample file to forum(at)softmaker.de referring to that thread? Thank you!
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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi Sven,

I mailed you the .ppt file 2 dag ago.
Did you receive it?

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by Jossi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:23 pm

Just for information: Good Friday and Easter Monday are general holidays in Germany. So Sven won't be at work again before April 2nd.

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:28 pm

Thank you for your file! I received it and opened it in MS PowerPoint 2013 and the newest available revision of SoftMaker Presentations. In both programs the background is white (in all slides). Have you (or your daughter) created the presentation in SoftMaker Presentation 2010?
Does it make a difference when you save the file with the background shown as .prd file? I mean, does at least Presentations still show the background after saving in .prd file format and a restart of the program?
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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:26 pm

It was made in SoftMaker Presentation 2010. But it also works fine with FreeOffice rev. 675.
I saved it into .prd file, and it opens fine in Softmaker Office. MS Office 2007 won't recognise it, of course.
I could send you the .prd if you want.

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:50 pm

hofsoft wrote:It was made in SoftMaker Presentation 2010. But it also works fine with FreeOffice rev. 675.
I saved it into .prd file, and it opens fine in Softmaker Office. MS Office 2007 won't recognise it, of course.
I could send you the .prd if you want.
Yes, please send us the .prd file for testing purposes.

Thank you!
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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi Sven,

Did you receive the .prd file?
I sent it some days ago.

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:06 am

Unfortunately not. Could you please send it again to forum(at)softmaker.de? Thank you!
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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by hofsoft » Sat May 11, 2013 10:57 pm

Did you receive the .prd file?
I sent it on 27 april to forum(at)softmaker.de

Any new discoveries yet?

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Re: Powerpoint incompatibility

Post by sven-l » Mon May 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Yes. I will send you an e-mail.
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