Recently one of my reader had a query. He had a made a PowerPoint and sent it across to few of his friends. While some could successfully download and view the presentation, a few others had problems viewing the downloaded presentation. The reader was curious to know how to make the PowerPoint presentation everyone’s computer friendly 🙂 .

Well the problem was, some of those friends who could successfully open the PowerPoint presentation had some version of Microsoft office installed on their system and quite obvious that they were on Windows operating system.

Those who could not open the presentation were either on some other OS or did not have Microsoft office installed on their system.

The solution for this is quite simple. Microsoft has a free stand alone PowerPoint player. This can be attached in the mail or even better a download link can be added. The link is :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa168133.aspx

Even better solution is to ask them to download Open Office suite, which is a replacement for most of Microsoft office products and the best part is it comes with GPL license.

http://www.openoffice.org/

Users can play Microsoft PowerPoint with OpenOffice.

Hi i have made a PowerPoint Presentation slide show for my Christmas promotions and i want to email it to all my clients. Trouble is that after sending it to my friend i have found that she cant open it as she does not have PowerPoint on her computer. does any one have any ideas how i can make it email friendly for everyone computer???

You can get a free stand alone PowerPoint player from Microsoft. You can either attach the player to your emails or include the link so they can download it.

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