Controlling PowerPoint From Within Runtime Revolution

Richmond Mathewson geradamas at
Fri Apr 17 05:27:34 EDT 2009

This whole set of posts seems somehow redundant when the whole
Power Point "thing" can be handled within Runtime Revolution itself.

Making a presentation that is 'Power-Point-like' in Runtime Revolution
is extremely easy; and once that's done nobody has to rely on an external
program and how Runtime Revolution is going to control it.

And, by-the-by; the average presentation in RR takes far less RAM than
MS Powerpoint or OO Impress; a standalone also means that the end-user 
doesn't have to have any of these heavy great programs clogging up their

This may seem like an incredibly obvious point (and it should be); but
I wonder if the good folks in Edinburgh while concentrating on how their 
product can play databases and suck information in from the Internet,
hither and yon are forgetting RR's other, possibly more prosaic
capabilities which are also extremely useful; and if used, would mean
there was no real need for questions of the sort:

"How do I control an external slide-show from RR?"

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.

A Thorn in the flesh is better than a failed Systems Development Life Cycle.


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