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Old 07-17-2006, 01:52 PM
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my pc's at work didnt come loaded with powerpoint...i guess i just didnt notice because they had word, excel & outlook. anyway, how do i get it now? is this something i'm going to have to go out & buy?

i'll pay for it i need to, but honestly i didnt know how these things work
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:30 PM
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Microsoft office XP should have powerpoint. Check your old MS Office software. If you had it before you just load Power Point from the disk.
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Do you have your old MS office disk? Forgot to ask.
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i have a disk for "office bsic edition 2003"
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it aint on there...
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:45 PM
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You need to buy it. Unfortunately it is about $200.
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Before you go spending money - do you need the full version or just the reader (you don't create ppt documents). I believe you can download the reader from Microsoft for free.
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Chris,

What you have is Microsoft Office 2003 Basic Edition.

What you want is Microsoft Office 2003 Professional which includes Power Point and Access.

You should be able to purchase an "upgrade" for less than buying the entire package again.

I will send you an PM.
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yeah i saw the reader on the MS site...i need to create presentations though
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Have you considered an OpenOffice product call Impress. Its a MS Powerpoint replacement. It can open MS Powerpoint files, you can "save as" MS Powerpoint and best of all FREE!

From the OpenOffice website

IMPRESS is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations.
Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools.

Master Pages simplify the task of preparing your materials.

A complete range of Views are supported: Drawing / Outline / Slides / Notes / Handouts to meet all the needs of presenters and audiences, plus an optional multi-pane view to put all the tools at your fingertips.

IMPRESS has a complete range of easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools to spice up your presentation.

'Park' your most commonly used drawing tools around your screen ready for single-click access.

Slide show Animation and Effects bring your presentation to life. Fontworks provides stunning 2D and 3D images from text. Create lifelike 3D images with astounding speed and response.

Save your presentations in OpenDocument format, the new international standard for office documents. This XML based format means you're not tied in to IMPRESS. You can access your presentations from any OpenDocument compliant software.

Of course, you are free to use your old Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, or save your work in PowerPoint format for sending to people who are still locked into Microsoft products. Alternatively, use IMPRESS's built-in ability to create Flash (.swf) versions of your presentations.

If it doesn't work out you are not out of pocket



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