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
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!!
Emerson Junior High School
"Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clark
From: Woody Duncan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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 Microsoft.com 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.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q183261 > Now, when I burn a CD for kids, I include these files for their use at