Powerpoint PC and Mac

derajfast

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i know if i make a ppt on my mac (or a word doc with a picture) and you send it to a pc, or try to play it off a cd on a pc, the picture wont be displayed....i find this very very annoying....is there anything i can do (easily and hassle free) that will cure this problem??
 

eva01

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Feb 22, 2005
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Gah! Plymouth
actually it does show the pictures, it all depends on what filetype the picture is. I have had some show and then others not show .tiff didn't show on one of mine, but .jpeg does
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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If you need to only see and not edit, pdf is the most reliable cross-platform format, I think. And you can make them easily from Office. And Acrobat has a full screen mode so that you can show the presentation directly from Acrobat.

Otherwise, as Eva said, there are file formats that are more reliable. I have this problem even transferring between PCs that have the same PC version of Office.... :(
 

derajfast

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i thought this happened with like any picture file.......if i copy a jpeg into a word doc, and then send that to my pc and open it in word, it says it cannot display the picture
 

macbaseball

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Feb 27, 2005
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I only have problems when I copy and paste the picture. Now I save the picture to the desktop, and then insert the picture from file, into the Powerpoint. Then, when the file is transferred, the pictures work fine.
 

derajfast

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yeah i think you are right actaully......is there a way to make it work though without having to save it?
 

macbaseball

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I don't think so. It's actually not that big of a pain though because of the function to option click. It probably seems like a pain, but once you get in the habit of saving them, you won't even think about it.
 
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