Issue 99279 - Add Functionality to save/export as .pps file (only .ppt currently supported)
Summary: Add Functionality to save/export as .pps file (only .ppt currently supported)
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-02-16 22:57 UTC by chopo
Modified: 2014-01-29 17:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description chopo 2009-02-16 22:57:22 UTC
I work for a charity teaching basic IT skills to the over 65. So as not to force
our students to pay hefty Microsoft license fees we often install and teach them
how to use open office instead.

A popular topic is teaching them how to make a slid show presentation from there
pictures and email it to friends and family. We find that whilst they can email
there presentation in .ppt format, this can lead to much confusion for the
recipient if he/she in turn is not computer literate as .ppt only plays by
default on PCs that don’t have PowerPoint installed but do have PP viewer.
Ideally we would like to teach them to save as .pps before emailing as we do for
PowerPoint users.

Knowing when to save as .ppt and when to save as .pps proves confusing enough
for PowerPoint users to let alone add the level of complexity of teaching them
to uncheck the add extension option when saving, or to then change the file
extension within windows (keep in mind we prefer to leave known file extensions
hidden on there machines to prevent them from deleting the extension). Could
somebody provide me with information (or ideally a plug-in if one exists) on how
I could add an add option for saving as .pps within the save as window.

I know that technically .pps and .ppt files are not internally structured in
exactly the same way, presumably why OOo doesn’t come with an option for saving
as .pps, but for our needs it would suffice to recycle/clone the same code that
saves as .ppt but modify it to just bolt on the .pps extension. What I don’t
want to do is loose the functionality to save as .ppt. Alternatively, an option
for .pps within the export window would be an equally valid option.

I am moderately familiar with c++, but have never done GUI coding (only command
line apps), having said that I’m not afraid to try and write it myself if it’s
relatively trivial and people can point me in the rite direction.

Thanks in advanced,

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-02-17 07:42:29 UTC
Comment 2 cno 2010-06-01 13:09:19 UTC
Hi Chopo,
I see this issue while looking for some pps-info.
Do I understand correct, that adding the possibility to save with .pps
extension, would already help a lot?
Comment 3 oooforum (fr) 2014-01-28 10:23:17 UTC
Meanwhile, the workaround is to rename file extension with your favorite files browser. :-)

But like LibO (ex Go-OO), that will be fine to have this item in filter list when you save.