Controlling PowerPoint From Within Runtime Revolution
luis at anachreon.co.uk
Thu Apr 16 05:01:45 CDT 2009
Insofar as I know, all PowerPoint installs have the PowerPoint Viewer
included (at least from Office XP/11 onwards). You can call this from
the command line or launch it with the path to the presentation. It's
much lighter than the full PowerPoint and quits out quickly, with no
PowerPoint startup (actually, on first run you need to agree to the
Licence, but once that's done it doesn't pop up again).
Not too sure on the Licencing when it comes to wanting to distribute
it with your app, but it's a free download from the MS site if you
don't happen to have PowerPoint as part of your Office installation.
Command line switches are available, I think '/O' gives you the
option to offer presentations from a defined list.
I think it's 'pptview' (not at a Win PC at the moment) from the
On 16 Apr 2009, at 10:38, John Miller wrote:
> Greetings All,
> I am trying to write a script that will allow the user to open and
> show a powerpoint presentation and then give control back to
> revolution when finished. I am currently using the launch command,
> but don't like seeing all the PowerPoint startup items. The
> presentation runs OK, but when it is done, it closes the
> presentation and shows the regular PowerPoint development windows.
> My end users do NOT want to convert their presentation to a batch
> of jpegs. They would prefer just showing the PP presentation and
> then come right back to their runtime app.
> Can this be done?
> John Miller
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