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Is it just me or the 770 can't open & read powerpoint documents received via the mail app or uploaded through it's memory
 
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Originally Posted by Manu
Is it just me or the 770 can't open & read powerpoint documents received via the mail app or uploaded through it's memory
As the 770 does not have any program that 'understands' .ppt files, you can not open & read them.

Let's all pray that MS ports their PowerPoint Reader to the Maemo platform.
 
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Your best bet will be to get them converted into HTML or PDF. I doubt you will be able to ever open raw .ppt files on the 770.
 
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there are several readers for PalmOS so I suppose the device could handle it ...
 
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Your best bet is to hope that a port of OpenOffice.org sufficiently 'lite' or optimised to run well on the 770 will come out.

Trust me on this: Microsoft will *never ever ever ever ever* release a version of Office for Linux. No way Jose. No. Definitely not. (they've gone on the record saying so as I recall)
 
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Just discovered Thinkfree Office Online (www.thinkfree.com). You could try this as a way of opening the file...not sure if it will work with 770, as I do not have one to test, but if it does please please please post back, cause this might just be the thing that convinces me to buy one
 
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Good thinkning, but that definitely won't work at the moment - it loads a Java applet to run, which of course requires a Java VM, which doesn't *yet* exist on the 770.

Basically, 'watch this space'

I did manage to install Abiword on my 770 just fine and that supposedly is compatibe with Word docs, but I've not tried opening one yet - I expect it'll work fine except for documents that use some of the trickier features in Word (tables, autoformatting, headers/footers with dynamic info in them etc etc).
 
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