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On Nov 13, 2013, at 7:47 AM, Tom Davies <TomDavies04@Yahoo.Co.Uk> wrote:

Hi :)

It is also good to keep an original in native LibreOffice format as
almost all other office suites and programs use the same format
natively.  Even MS office can sometimes read it fairly well nowadays.

However, as Joel said it is good to use
File - "Save As ..."
to save in the older Microsoft format to view on other machines.  I
think it's listed as "PowerPoint 98/2000/Xp", something like that.

This is also true if you were using Microsoft Office.  Their native
format (.pptX) doesn't work as reliably on other versions of their own
program.  The older format (.ppt) seems to be able to be read most
widely by the largest variety of machines and programs.

You can edit Microsoft formats with Libreoffice but they tend to add
funny bits of unnecessary coding so it's better to edit your original
.Odp file and then only use the "Save As" option when you really need
to use the file on another machine.

One of these days people will stop relying on the variable and
inconsistent MS formats that changes with each release of their
products and move to something more reliable that is developed and
agreed by a committee of software producers rather than by a single
profit-making organisation.  Until then we just have to muddle along.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 13 November 2013 04:12, Joel Madero <> wrote:
On 11/12/2013 08:08 PM, June Newman wrote:

I have libreoffice installed on a mac with os x 10.8.  If I prepare a
presentation and put it on a flash drive, will it play on a windows
computer.  I don't have the right adapter to connect to a digital projector,
and need to use a windows laptop.


Yes - but make sure to save it in a format that a) you can verify formatting
works and b) will work on whatever Windows machine you have to put it on. If
the Windows machine only has powerpoint (ie. no LibreOffice), save the file
as a ppt, and make sure to check it before using it on a Windows machine to
ensure that formatting looks right. Try to check it on a machine that has
the same version of Microsoft Office. If you save as the default odp (the
open standard which LibreOffice uses by default) there is a good chance
you'll get errors if the Windows machine only has Microsoft Office.


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