Powerpoint 2008 change "Date Modified" just by open PPT

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  1. osplo macrumors member

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    Maybe it is related to the fact that the original powerpoint is a Office 2003 .ppt document migrated from XP (yes, I'm migrating everything to my new iMac), but the thing is that just by opening any .ppt file with Office 2008 in the Mac, the Finder shows that the Date Modified has changed. Silly.

    Does anybody knows how to stop this annoying behavior? Word seems to be a bit smarter and does not alter the .doc files, though.

    BTW, are you actively using NeoOffice, OpenOffice or iWork? Everything OK? I'm in a corporate environment and we must exchange documents back and forth internally and among customers. But my goal is to migrate all the XPs to Mac eventually.

    Thanks,
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Use QuickLook?

    I think QuickLook should display PPTs and not change the modified, nor put it in Recent Documents.
     
  3. osplo thread starter macrumors member

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    Just tried it, it did not, as you said. Thank you. Nice tip.

    Anyway, I suspect it is a Powerpoint 2008 bug or some setting I can't find somewhere.
     
  4. osplo thread starter macrumors member

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    Any other ideas about how to change Powerpoint annoying behavior? QuickLook works but often I just double click and end with a changed date.

    Thanks
     
  5. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    Shy of locking the files or setting the directory in which they reside to read only, I have no other ideas.
     
  6. osplo thread starter macrumors member

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    That would be really radical. Good idea, though, could be useful for other purposes.

    Thanks
     

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