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Why wont the background color from powerpoint display properly?

asked 2015-05-06 08:02:09 +0200

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updated 2015-08-27 20:47:05 +0200

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I am trying to convert a bunch of MS Powerpoint files from ppt to PDF files. However, I am finding that a lot of files are not being rendered correctly. At first I thought it was something I was doing wrong since I was doing the conversion headless. I opened the same files in Impress and I see that they are still not rendering properly. Since this needs to be an automated process, I cannot open files and modify them.

Below is a link to a sample PPT that renders properly in Powerpoint and Keynote, but does not work correctly in Impress.

http://www.unm.edu/~unmvclib/powerpoi...

Can anyone please help identify how to get this rendered properly, and ideally how to make this work converting the file in headless mode.

I am running LibreOffice 4.2.8.2 420m0(Build:2) on Ubuntu 14.04 and have also tried Version: 4.4.2.2 on Moc Mavericks.

Thanks.

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answered 2015-05-07 03:09:59 +0200

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I am afraid that you need to first fix the problem in odp-file and then convert to pdf. Save your ppt file as odp file > correct the all what appears not as correct > export to pdf

The reason behind this problem is that MS PowerPoint does not support the ODF standard fully. Thus especially between Impress and PowerPoint conversion errors appear.

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Thanks for the initial response, but as I mentioned this needs to be an automated process to convert to PDFs - these will not even be my files. Do you, or does anyone else know of a way to programmatically fix this so the files render properly?

I see online conversion utilities that can render this properly. I am only assuming they are using something like libreoffice to convert, but is there a another tool that may be better suited to convert PPT to PDF (or JPG)?

Thanks again,

David

sirhensley gravatar imagesirhensley ( 2015-05-07 11:14:04 +0200 )edit
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