Free powerpoint alternative

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#1

My daughter needs powerpoint for college, not on her lap top, any free alternatives?


#2

Try Open Office or Google docs. Also, many colleges offer student editions of MS Office for cheap.


#3

There’s also a free PP viewer available. Useful unless god forbid they expect her to create PP shows. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13


#4

All good suggestions.
Keep an eye on giveawayoftheday They get a little bit of everything.
It may not be soon enough to help you this time but you may get a better software eventually .


#5

[QUOTE=cholla;2653759]All good suggestions.
Keep an eye on giveawayoftheday They get a little bit of everything.
It may not be soon enough to help you this time but you may get a better software eventually .[/QUOTE]
Thanks Cholla & all for the generous replies, very helpful,
Jim


#6

Libra office has a power point clone that works very well, and is compatible with all MS power point presentations.
And best of all it’s free.


#7

Did you try one durkinjt? I’m curious which one you picked and why. Google also has Presentation in Google Docs…


#8

[QUOTE=RexHunt;2654999]Did you try one durkinjt? I’m curious which one you picked and why. Google also has Presentation in Google Docs…[/QUOTE]
got Open Office and substitute Powerpoint both worked great>


#9

Open Office was ‘taken over’ by Oracle’s Apache group, by the way.

It’s unclear how firmly they slammed the door on the open-source developers but a good many almost immediately delivered Libre Office, and Oracle never chased after them with patent pitchforks or Applesque lawsuits. Then, a couple of months ago, those departed developers delivered an updated Libre Office, too.

I used Open Office for several years, and have the newest LibreOffice installed on recent computers and don’t see any differences, so I believe either will be a good alternative in the future. I might stay out of Oracle’s path and avoid OpenOffice, but that’s the only reason - not for any useability factor.

The Google Docs offer good compatibility too if you’re in an Always Connected world. They do have file-size limits, however, and those aren’t always clear until I try to save something too large. “Gee - thanks.”