Doubt about .PPT

Gauvain Pocentek gauvainpocentek at
Wed Apr 23 05:38:53 UTC 2008

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> ivanv at wrote:
>> Hi fellows,
>> I'm using Ubuntu since about 3 years, especially Xubuntu due to it's  
>> good performance in low profile PCs, I'm really good surprised with  
>> those results. BTW I want to congratulate all of developer team for  
>> Xubuntu, however my email is not for praise, I have a doubt about  
>> recommended software.
>> In my last "case of use" I'm trying to use only GTK software to  
>> achieve the best performance (at least I think so), It's not matter of  
>> "GTK's religion", the really thing is I'm trying keep in use a very  
>> old laptop (only 64Mb of RAM). So far so good, I'm using Xubuntu and  
>> everything is working fine (really fine !!!). In this case is really  
>> impossible to use Gnome or KDE's based application and I tried it.
>> My only problem is with powerpoint presentations. I've browsed a lot  
>> in Internet without get anything really useful. Most of the people  
>> only recommend OpenOffice and KOffice. Other recommend me to try using  
>> pptHtml tool but it only accepts 95/97 formats and moreover only send  
>> to stdout the text so its results are quite poor. Finally others use  
>> pptview but it's not a native Linux program so I have to run it over  
>> wine, so I don't think it'll be a good choice. Before trying with  
>> pptview I want to try with other native solution so that's why I'm  
>> here asking your opinions/experiences/recommendations. In the Xubuntu  
>> Desktop Guide I found (under Finding the Right Program) useful  
>> software recommendations  but none about presentations (porwepoint or  
>> .PPT). Can you help me with some recommendation ??.
>> Thanks a lot in advance
>> ivan
> Hi Ivan,
> Learn Latex, there are good books out there, use Geany to write and edit 
> it and use xpdf to present it. This is the best way to create 
> professional presentations that work on every machine. (32> Mem)

latex can read .ppt's? I didn't know that...

Ivan, I've been looking for such software too, but AFAIK only openoffice can
do the work (speaking of GTK apps). If you find something else please let us

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