[WEB4LIB] RE: Viewing PowerPoint2000 Presentations in Netscape

Cindy Chick cchick at netcom.com
Tue Mar 7 17:32:35 EST 2000

I'm also finding this frustrating.  Even when specifying both browsers, I 
can't read the notes section in Netscape, and since it's not adjustable in 
Netscape, as it is in IE, there's not much I can do.

Does anyone use another presentation software package that does a nice 
job of saving to html?  Problem is that I really like how Powerpoint 2000 
presentations show up in IE, with the outline on the side, etc., which is 
why I don't want to go back to '97, but I don't want to be browser 
dependent, either.

Cindy Chick				cchick at netcom.com
Co-Editor, Co-Publisher, LLRX.com

On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, Nolan, Chris wrote:

> Hi, Debra.  I believe that I have saved PPT2000 presentations that work with
> Netscape and IE5.  You need to choose the option that saves the file in a
> format compatible with both browsers; look under Save As Web Page, then
> choose Publish, and you should see these options.  The default option is an
> IE-compatible format only.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> Christopher W. Nolan
> Head of Reference & Interim Digital Support Manager 
> Coates Library, Trinity University
> 715 Stadium Dr.
> San Antonio, TX  78212
> cnolan at trinity.edu       http://www.trinity.edu/cnolan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Debra Faires [mailto:dfaires at wahoo.sjsu.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 3:25 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] Viewing PowerPoint2000 Presentations in Netscape
> Has anyone else found it impossible to view slide shows prepared with
> PowerPoint 2000 (and saved as html) with Netscape?
> I've tried using Netscape Communicator v. 4.7 and 4.5 on both PC and Mac.
> All return only Javascript error messages after warning that the site has
> been optimized for viewing with Internet Explorer.  And, yes, the
> PowerPoints work when viewed with IE5.
> I've checked the Netscape site but found no references to the problem. I
> haven't tried their fee based technical support.  That will be the next
> step, I suppose.  
> Here is a test PowerPoint:
> http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/courses/204.dowlin/ppttest.htm/TEST_files/frame.htm
> Is the only solution to abandon Netscape when viewing new PowerPoints?
> That seems to bring up larger issues . . . 
> Thanks-
> Debra Faires
> SLIS student
> San Jose State University
> dfaires at wahoo.sjsu.edu

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