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Subject  :  .PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Jul, 2006 on 00:36
I received .pps files but I can not view them. I assume .pps is 'power point show'? Is there a program one can see them with? (using eCS).
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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  icebear
Date  :  28 Jul, 2006 on 02:38
WOW, BigWarpGuy, so simple & cannot solve !?

How about Star Office 5.1a for OS/2 or OpenOffice 1.1 for OS/2 and eCS ??

Good luck


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  Sebadoh sys3175@optonline.net
Date  :  28 Jul, 2006 on 04:15

BigWarpGuy (28 Jul, 2006 00:36):
I received .pps files but I can not view them. I assume .pps is 'power point show'? Is there a program one can see them with? (using eCS).


thought PPS was a form of post script.


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  warpcafe warpcafe@yahoo.de
Date  :  28 Jul, 2006 on 10:05
Hi folks,

IIRC the standard PowerPoint slideshow (that is editable) is called a ".PPT", while a package for presentation (not editable) is called a ".PPS"...
Whenever someone sends me a PP*, I just fire up StarOffice and that works great. If you have a program capable of opening PPT slide shows but it doesn't work, just rename the PPT to PPS and try again (or associate that extension with the proper program).

Cheers
Thomas


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  28 Jul, 2006 on 20:59
I will StarOffice a try in doing the .pps files. I saved them to a directory to try later. Thanks for the information. I had thought of using StarOffice but never actually tried it (sigh). I wish I had gone with my idea of trying with SO.

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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  warpcafe warpcafe@yahoo.de
Date  :  29 Jul, 2006 on 17:07

BigWarpGuy (28 Jul, 2006 20:59):
I had thought of using StarOffice but never actually tried it (sigh).

BWG,

just to make sure: If you have a different office suite already installed, just try to use "file -> open" from either the suite or the dedicated program for presentations.
So if you have Lotus suite or OpenOfice.Org, it should work as well...

HTH
Thomas


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  30 Jul, 2006 on 21:37
I have StarOffice 5.1 and tried the 'file/open' but it did not play the .pps files. I will have to get OpenOffice for OS/2 to try it. Thanks for the information.

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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  01 Aug, 2006 on 03:52
BWG,

Another solution is to downlowd the PowerPoint Viewer for Windows 3.1 (win16). I have it and the Word Viewer installed as the default to open. These are locatd on Hobbes and also at Microsoft.


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  01 Aug, 2006 on 14:06
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/windows/ppview16.exe
I found it. I will give it a try. Thanks.

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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  04 Aug, 2006 on 01:28
I installed it but I can not find where it is installed to. I tried opening a .pps file (after rebooting the computer) but eCS 1.1 still only saw it as a text file. Should one start PPView16? Where is the icon for it? Does one start it in a command line (Win-OS2) window?

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Subject  :  Solved
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  04 Aug, 2006 on 01:54
I had installed it to c:\programs\ppsetup. It was in a subdirectory that I found pptview.exe. I created an icon for it and put it into a directory labeled Win-OS/2 Stuff. I was able to view the .pps files (after I had shortened the names since it could not read long file names). It was neat.

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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  04 Aug, 2006 on 04:18

BigWarpGuy (04 Aug, 2006 01:2:
I installed it but I can not find where it is installed to. I tried opening a .pps file (after rebooting the computer) but eCS 1.1 still only saw it as a text file. Should one start PPView16? Where is the icon for it? Does one start it in a command line (Win-OS2) window?

BWG,

I install all my win16 apps into a subdirectory below mdos. Then I open up the templates folder and drag a program object to a convenient location and set it up as a separate winos2 session (I prefer full-screen, but others may prefer a seemless). You can modify the properties of the new object and associate it with *.PPT and *.PPS. There is also the old winos2 migration tool to find dos and win16 programs and create program objects and folders.


Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  04 Aug, 2006 on 19:50
I did most of that except the association part. I have now done that too. Thank you for the information.

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Subject  :  Re:.PPS and eCS?
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  05 Aug, 2006 on 03:18
BWG,

No problem. Anything I can do to help another Warped user out there!


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