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Executing a PowerPoint presentation automatically


I want to automatically load a given powerpoint presentation when I invoke the Powerpoint viewer.

I'm building a presentation to be delivered on a CDROM. I'm using Pack and Go to pack my presentataion and include the Viewer (in case the customers don't have PowerPoint installed on their machines). I unpack the presentation into a directory that I will copy onto the CDROM.

It works fine, except that I have to first access the viewer and then select which PPt file that I want to run. I would like to be able to call the viewer and specify the file in one step.

My end product uses Director to call the Viewer exec.

Is there a way to specify the file to be played when executing the viewer?


Stephan Lewis
Stephan Lewis

3 Responses

  1. Using PPT Viewer

    Could you copy Viewer to the client’s machine when you copy your presentation? You can tell the client about it as you are giving them a helpful free tool….Once Viewer and the presentation file is on the client’s machine, double-clicking the View file will exectute the presentation.

    You might want to create the presentation in Director–I think you might be able to set the file to autorun when the CD is loaded in the drive.

    Let me know if this helps.

  2. More on PPT Viewer

    PPT Viewer has no way of autorunning an exec. Can you import your desires PPT slides into a Director file, then create your autorun exec?



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