This version converts my MS Powerpoint shows PPS files back into PPT files that require the student to find the Show icon. Is there a fix for this. Thank you.
First, do you have timings in the show to transition the slides? And is the option set to use the timings under "Set Up Show"?
Powerpoint "PPS" Show files are standard PPT files with an "S" instead of a "T" in the extension to tell PowerPoint to start up the file as a show instead of the regular edit mode. However, the configuration a student's system, the browser and the version of PowerPoint may not recognize the PPS extension to start it in show mode.
If you always want a PowerPoint presentation to start as a "running show" and there is no need for the students to print the presentation, it may be better to convert the PowerPoint show into a video using a PowerPoint recording/conversion applications such as Camtasia Studio, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Studio along with many other basic PPT to Video utilities.
We currently use CE6.2.3 shortly installing CE8.
We've had this very problem with PowerPoint 2007 files since we installed CE6. PowerPoint .PPS (2003 and earlier versions) display correctly as a slide show on all computers in Windows XP, IE 6, IE7, FireFox, etc. However, PowerPoint 2007 files .PPSX do not display in slide show view, rather in the "Normal" editable mode (in our installation).
We now recommend that folk save their slide shows as a PDF (usually as a 3xslide handout view) to get around opening up in an editable mode. This's very easy to load, also allows students to quickly print out an efficient version for note-taking.
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