Free PowerPoint Application???

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  1. michael-appleru macrumors regular

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    Is there any application that can make fancy, and stylish presentations that can be run on Microsoft PowerPoint. I'm making too much boring PowerPoint and I need to spice things up. (I love Jobs Keynote in San Fran at Macworld)

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  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Try Impress in Open Office :)

    With a little work I'm sure it can get very impressive.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    NeoOffice is better on a mac, as it doesn't require the horrible X11 :)
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    im excited for the aqua port of open office by sun i believe. hmm ms office 08 or the new aqua open office is now the question lol
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    Yeah...its going to be tough...no more Rosetta, or Java-ish apps :) My mac is feeling speedier even with the thought :)
     
  6. Dynamyk macrumors 6502a

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    I second NeoOffice, it's holding me out till Office 2008
     
  7. michael-appleru thread starter macrumors regular

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    What!!!!

    are you saying that those free programs are better than Microsoft's PowerPoint?????
     
  8. furious macrumors 65816

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    Give them a try after all they are free. It is to subjective to give a definitive answer of which is better.
     
  9. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    not free and the cool transitions don't work in PP.
     
  10. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Along that same train of thought, I wonder how well the OpenOffice transitions transfer to PowerPoint.

    Personally, I find most transitions and visual effects to be cheesy and off-putting. I only use them if I need to go through a bullet list step-by-step. It's the skill of the speaker, and not the flashiness of the powerpoint, that matters in the end. :)

    If the OP is looking for a simple presentation format and is not averse to messing around with some html/css, give S5 a look.... might be more trouble that it's worth though if one is just looking for WYSIWYG presentation-making.
     
  11. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    Neo Office is a nice alternative to the MS problem.
     
  12. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    true about the not free part, but you could always export it as a video to preseve the transitions. Or flash.
     
  13. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Ditto.

    Isn't that essentially what NeoOffice is?

    No, but Keynote sure as hell is. Like, exponentially better.

    Well, thats because PowerPoint sucks.
     
  14. sssshelbyy macrumors newbie

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    open office?

    i dont understand how open office is like power point?
    i used a flash drive to Transfer my all ready started powerpoint. and it wont open correctly in open office. can someone please help. this things due tomorrrow!:confused:
     

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