java and powerpoint

This is a discussion on java and powerpoint within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; about a year ago i got windows xp on my new computer. but it didn't come with microsoft powerpoint. i ...

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    java and powerpoint

    about a year ago i got windows xp on my new computer. but it didn't come with microsoft powerpoint. i got microsft word, excel, access but no powerpoint. does anyone know where it can be obtained, preferably for free?

    java, when i try to access chatrooms is need i need to have java enabled. can anyone please tell me how to do this? thank you.
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    Powerpoint does not come as part of the standard Office package. Go buy it.

    What browser are you using?

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    i am using internet explorer, how come it doesnt come with it. it came with windows 98. what about the java situation?
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    Well you can get a powerpoint viewer for free off the M$ site

    http://www.google.com/search?q=powerpoint+viewer
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    thanks for your help, i already have a viewer, it's just i need to be able to create my own slides.
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    You can do everything MS Office can do (including powerpoint presentations) with OpenOffice.org. It's not perfect but it does the job.

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    Originally posted by santaclaus
    i am using internet explorer, how come it doesnt come with it. it came with windows 98. what about the java situation?
    It has something to do with SP1 if I remember. MS got banned from using VM or something-oh heck I cant remember. Earlier SP1 had it, later cant have it.....Crap, babbling now.

    Search MS site and it tells you as to why you aint got it.


    edit..try this link here
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