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    Hi,
    I am having trouble finding the right version of Powerpoint Viewer for Mac. The last one I downloaded from the MS site said it couldn't open the program in DOS mode. ?

    Any clues on this?
    Cheers LL

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    I would recommend just using NeoOffice, an open source alternative to Microsoft Office. Of course, if you're using Leopard, Quicklook should let you view the contents of a Powerpoint file without needing to download anything. You can open the document in Quicklook by selecting it in the Finder and pressing the space bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakewoodlady View Post
    Hi,
    I am having trouble finding the right version of Powerpoint Viewer for Mac. The last one I downloaded from the MS site said it couldn't open the program in DOS mode. ?

    Any clues on this?
    Cheers LL
    You downloaded the Windows version of the PP Viewer. I don't know if MS even provides a PP Viewer for OS X. (at least I couldn't find one) You may be able to partially view a Powerpoint file by using the Preview App that comes with Leopard.

    If you need an Office Suite, NeoOffice for OS X which is free will give you the ability to not only view PP files but also to edit and create them. But if you don't need a complete Office Suite, NeoOffice will be overkill.

    Regards.

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    You people are right, there hasn't been a PowerPoint viewer for mac since OS9 I think

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    Louishen is apparently correct. I am able to run the free downloadable PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft Office 98 under Classic on my PPC G5 (running Mac OS X 10.4.11). It will play Windows-generated PowerPoint slide shows where my OfficeMac 2004's PowerPoint v 11.5.1 will not always do so. I receive PPT and PPS files over e-mail frequently, and a few of these give me the "spinning rainbow of death" when opened with my regular PowerPoint under Mac OS X. These few will play under the Classic PPT viewer, FWIW.

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