unable to open ppt powerpoint file [closed]

asked 2013-07-08 20:41:54 +0100

erik gravatar image

updated 2015-10-04 19:47:02 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am unable to open powerpoint ppt files. When I try it, I get a dialog box asking me to select encoding (UTF-8) and a font type and a language.

I know this is the same question/problem as this: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/6113/impress-not-able-to-open-microsoft-powerpoint-file/

The answer there was to use a newer version of LibreOffice, i.e. version 3.6. I am using version Version (Build ID: 360m1(Build:2)) on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit.

How can I tell LibreOffice to open the file with Impress?

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-04 19:47:11.023384


Would upgrading to 3.6.6 or even 4.0.4 be a possible solution for you?

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-07-09 02:53:11 +0100 )edit

No, unfortunately not, because this is not my own computer.

erik gravatar imageerik ( 2013-08-13 11:13:55 +0100 )edit

I am lost with Unbutu, but I am sure one of the Unbutu specialist will look at your question now.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-08-13 15:28:28 +0100 )edit

Where did the PPT originate from (e.g., MS Office 2003)? Does the file -bi command report "application/vnd.ms-office; charset=binary"? As indicated, support for PPT will be poorer with older versions of LO.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-10-28 04:09:21 +0100 )edit