Viewing Embedded Powerpoint Slides Without MS Office Installed
October 24, 2013 6:48 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to help a friend (via phone) who is unable to view some content on web pages for her chemistry class. From her description, I'm pretty sure that the content is an embedded Powerpoint slide.
posted by gimli to computers & internet (10 answers total)
She's getting a message that says she needs MS Office to view the content. She has OpenOffice installed on the laptop, and I'm trying to figure out if she can make that work. Should she be able to right-click on the area of the missing content and then "open with" Impress as needed, or would she have to download files individually to do that. Is it a matter of configuring Chrome or the laptop (Windows 7) to associate the file type with Impress? If she is doomed to having to acquire MS Office, what is to oldest version that is likely to support viewing embedded content?