Using Powerpoint 97 and 2003


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albyefield

At present I use PowerPoint 2003 but this means that some cannot open the
presentation, converting to 97-later & 95 creats very large files, can I have
both 97 & 2003 on my PC?
 
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John Wilson

People with 97 should be able to open 2003 files (though some animations will
not work as expected) Unless you know people with 95 you should never have to
save in the 97-2003, 95 format
 
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LVTravel

albyefield said:
At present I use PowerPoint 2003 but this means that some cannot open the
presentation, converting to 97-later & 95 creats very large files, can I
have
both 97 & 2003 on my PC?


PPT 95, PPT 97 and 2003 (as well as 2007 and 2010 beta) can be installed and
run side by side on a computer but it really isn't necessary. PPT 2003 will
save files as 95 PPT if absolutely necessary. A lot of formatting and added
features in 2003 would be lost if saving in any 95 version. (2007 & 2010
beta can not save or read 95 format files.)
 
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albyefield

LVTravel said:
PPT 95, PPT 97 and 2003 (as well as 2007 and 2010 beta) can be installed and
run side by side on a computer but it really isn't necessary. PPT 2003 will
save files as 95 PPT if absolutely necessary. A lot of formatting and added
features in 2003 would be lost if saving in any 95 version. (2007 & 2010
beta can not save or read 95 format files.)

.Thank you both
 
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David Marcovitz

At present I use PowerPoint 2003 but this means that some cannot open the
presentation, converting to 97-later& 95 creats very large files, can I have
both 97& 2003 on my PC?

In addition to what everyone else said, you can go to the preferences
and look for the backward compatibility features. I don't have 2003 in
front of me now, but I think it says something like Disable New Features
and has check boxes. If you check them all, you will not be able to use
the features that are new to 2002 and 2003, but your presentation should
be totally compatible with PowerPoint 97. Just keep in mind that
PowerPoint 97 is now a 13-year-old product (the 5th version since then
is in beta testing now).

--David

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David M. Marcovitz
Author of _Powerful PowerPoint for Educators_
http://www.PowerfulPowerPoint.com/
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
Associate Professor, Loyola University Maryland
 

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