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RE: Slide Shows and Power Points


From: Alix E. Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 03 2002 - 19:25:37 PDT

Hi Woody,
Maybe the someone who said one needed to be connected to the internet so
that a player could be downloaded was really talking about getting the
'viewer' from Microsoft, installing it and then playing powerpoint.

I can't imagine needing to be connected to the internet to play a CD that
contains a powerpoint presentation. As for auto run CD; by my
understanding, that will start a CD when it is inserted, but if the computer
can't view PowerPoint presentations, due to lack of software, then it still
won't work.

I could be all wrong about this! It wouldn't be the first time. Please
keep in mind; the more I learn about technology, the more I realize how much
more I need to learn!!! Luckily, I've been bitten by the technology bug and
am now totally addicted to it!!

-Alix Peshette
Technology Coordinator
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA

 "Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clark

-----Original Message-----
From: Woody Duncan []
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:02 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Slide Shows and Power Points

        Someone told me that powerpoints could be run without office,
but that one needed to be connected to the internet so a player
could be downloaded. I'm told that with "Auto Run CD" no connection
is necessary and it will run automatically by simply putting the disc in.
Am I being told right ? Woody in KC

"Alix E. Peshette" wrote:
> Hi Woody,
> Thanks for the techie info.
> I too have run into the problem of giving kids a burned CD of their
> powerpoint work and having them tell me that they don't have powerpoint at
> home. I did a little searching at and found PC and Mac
> powerpoint viewers that don't require powerpoint to play. I use all PC's
> my life, but here is the link to the Mac version of the viewer.
> Now, when I burn a CD for kids, I include these files for their use at