Issue 115693 - Conversion to PPT
Summary: Conversion to PPT
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m18
Hardware: PC Windows Vista
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: needmoreinfo
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-20 04:00 UTC by arekayel
Modified: 2013-01-29 21:47 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

this file does not open in MS-2007 (1.06 MB, application/
2010-12-03 10:04 UTC, jbf.faure
no flags Details
This file cannot be open in PowerPoint 2010 Plus (75.00 KB, application/
2011-09-30 06:27 UTC, Yu Liu
no flags Details
Another example (75.00 KB, application/
2011-09-30 06:52 UTC, Yu Liu
no flags Details
Opens but crashes PPT 2007 when click activates animation. (83.50 KB, application/
2011-10-03 22:07 UTC, a2011
no flags Details

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description arekayel 2010-11-20 04:00:45 UTC
Up until the last OpenOffice update, I could save Impress files, using "Save
As...", as PowerPoint files (PPT) and they could be opened by MS PowerPoint. 
However, now the PPT files that I export, using the same procedure as before,
from Impress will not open in PowerPoint.  The error message says that some of
the file is missing.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2010-11-22 09:45:50 UTC
Could you attach a file that cannot be opened in PPT?
Comment 2 jbf.faure 2010-12-03 10:01:52 UTC
Same problem reported during QA test. Attached file does not open in MSO-2010
although PPT-viewer 2007 opens it without problem on XP.
Comment 3 jbf.faure 2010-12-03 10:04:24 UTC
Created attachment 75229 [details]
this file does not open in MS-2007
Comment 4 jbf.faure 2010-12-03 10:05:38 UTC
Sorry, no test with MSO-2010. The file does not open in MSO-2007 under Win7.
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2010-12-03 10:17:42 UTC
No problems under PPT 2003 and PPT 2007 under XP. File opens up.
Comment 6 jbf.faure 2010-12-03 10:34:06 UTC
My tests with PPT-viewer under XP works well too. 
And under MS-Windows-Seven ?
Comment 7 cyclopsofmi 2011-01-18 15:20:49 UTC
I'm running 3.2.1 on Windows XP Pro and I have the same problem when I save as a
*.ppt file.  Power Point 2003 declares that the file is missing parts also.
Comment 8 MikeAlex 2011-02-26 17:46:31 UTC
I'm unable to open under W7Pro/MSPP2007.  MS Powerpoint viewer opens it fine.
Comment 9 Yu Liu 2011-09-30 06:24:28 UTC
	Platform: Personal computer
				AMD Phenom II X4 970 3.5GHz
				8G Ram
	Operating system: 64bit Windows 7 Ultimated Edition SP1
	Open Office Impress version: OOo-dev 3.4.0 DEV300m106(Build:9582)
	Microsoft Office PowerPoint version: MS-PowerPoint 2010 Plus

Steps taken:

1.	Open OOo to Impress.
2.	Create a new presentation in the presentation wizard.
3.	On the initial slide provided, insert the title and some text.
4.	Apply some custom animation to those texts.
5.	Add more slides and apply more animation.
6.	Show these slides.
7.	Finish the show and click on file->save as.
8.	Select the format: Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP.
9.	Save the slides.
10.	Use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Plus to open the file just saved.

Result of this test:

The result of opening the saved ppt file in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Plus is failed. Error message says that: PowerPoint cannot open the file.
Comment 10 Yu Liu 2011-09-30 06:27:20 UTC
Created attachment 76852 [details]
This file cannot be open in PowerPoint 2010 Plus
Comment 11 Yu Liu 2011-09-30 06:52:15 UTC
Created attachment 76853 [details]
Another example
Comment 12 a2011 2011-10-03 22:07:24 UTC
Created attachment 76857 [details]
Opens but crashes PPT 2007 when click activates animation.
Comment 13 a2011 2011-10-03 22:07:54 UTC
I have a few small details to contribute to this discussion.

My environment:
  Windows 7 (64 bit)
  PowerPoint 2007
  OOo-dev 3.4.0 DEV300m106 (Build:9582)

1) Although the file provided in Comment 3 produces the error message "PowerPoint can't open /file/ because part of the file is missing" as expected on my Windows 7 box (64 bit) and PowerPoint 2007, I opened that file just fine with OOo-dev 3.4.0 DEV300m106 (Build:9582) Impress.

  I then used Impress to re-save that file as a new name, also in PPT format, and that re-saved version opened just fine in PowerPoint 2007.

  I used WinMerge to diff the re-saved version from the original, and there were file format differences.  Unfortunately, I don't read PowerPoint binary files, so I can't interpret further.

  I attempted to attach the re-saved version of the file, but it is too big for the upload limits.

2) When I began a slide show of the re-saved file, clicking slowly to activate the various animations, PowerPoint crashed with an unhandled exception error at the point where the slide show should have brought in the boxed image on Slide2.  Twice in a row.

3) I followed the new replication steps in Comment 9 using DEV300m106 Impress to create some files and open them in PowerPoint 2007.[footnote at end of post]  Following Comment 9's replication instructions:

* 1 animation (title slide) -- file opened in PowerPoint 2007 and ran in slide show mode just fine
* 2 animations (one on next slide) -- file opened in PowerPoint 2007 and ran in slide show mode just fine
* 3 animations (one on third slide) -- file opened in PowerPoint 2007 and crashed PowerPoint with an unhandled exception when the first click was sent to the slide show.  Twice.

  I have attached the 3-animations version of my test, see Comment 12.[footnote2]

4) I am able to open in PowerPoint 2007 both the files attached in Comments 10 and 11, and both play slide shows completely through.


[footnote]: (In passing, I observe that the animation selections I selected in Impress didn't transfer exactly accurately to the saved file format, as they didn't behave the same way upon opening the file in either PowerPoint 2007 or Impress.  I thought I got Boomerang effect when I'd had Bounce originally, but as I pursued finding a pattern there, I got lost.)

[footnote2]: (In my Animate3 file, the effects I selected initially (while in Impress) were Bounce for the Title Page text and Fly-In (not Fly-In Slow) for the line on each of slides 2 and 3.  I'm not familiar enough with all the effects to identify which ones I'm seeing instead.)