Powerpoint and C++

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    Powerpoint and C++

    I have a friend who has been doing amazing things in powerpoint. Powerpoint presentations that look like they are a very well to do 3d C++ program, I was wondering if there are any modules out there to run powerpoint presentations, without actually touching the Powerpoint program itself.

    The reason being is that her intellectual property is worth quite alot of money, what I've seen is very good and she is looking to sell these presentations. Things like training regiments for nurses, diabetics, risk/reward diagnosis and things like this. She is a very very intelligent woman who wants her creations protected I've been given the task of securing these presentations tightly in a small software suite.

    The problem is, I'm not sure where to begin. I'm an amature programmer at best and would really like to take a stab at doing this. I'll do a few google searches and come back to check replies
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    Not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm really trying to create my own software which saves the powerpoint files into a slightly different format. She only wants her software (which I create) to be able to open her presentations. I really wish I could release them so you could see, but they are good. They look better than alot of 3d programs I see people do in C++, but it is all powerpoint.
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    So use encryption that only you own to encrypt the files, then use the software I showed you. .ppt is a proprietary format and as such you will likely not be able to do much with it. And even if you did, you could be facing a big fat lawsuit from Microsoft.
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    I see what you're saying, but how can one prevent the distribution of this presentation once it is sold? I think all software and intellectual properties stumble onto this problem, is there any way to solve it?

    Maybe if I encrypt it, only release software to decrypt it and such.. Hmmm..

    It's very important that I do everything I can, a single one of these presentations is worth hundreds of dollars.
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    Could I perhaps rewrite all of these presentations and make a completely new format. Maybe the slides and presentation could be designed in powerpoint and then converted over to another program.

    It would be like making a whole new powerpoint though, an enourmous task.
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    Does the ppviewer program support a different file format for presentations that are read only?

    If not we would still be giving them a ppt file which can be opened in powerpoint and changed.
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    Again, encryption would solve this. Make a program that when run decrypted the file and started up ppt viewer. Then detect when ppt viewer quits and reencrypt the file, leaving you with no problems. Of course, you'd have to have VERY strong encryption.
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    I found a program called secure pack that will work just fine, its a plugin for powerpoint and it creates a standalone executable for presentations.
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