Incompatibility between JPEG in OpenOffice and PowerPoint

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Incompatibility between JPEG in OpenOffice and PowerPoint

Postby fletch92131 » Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 pm

I created a PowerPoint presentation in Impress and included some JPEG images from both open sources as well as those captured from using Pickpic, a free screen capture software. Admittedly, the images from the latter often contained writing below the image, but I don't understand why that would matter. Anyway, when I tried to display it at school on a Windows 7, Microsoft PowerPoint version 13workstation, it shows up as incompatibility. Any ideas why this might be? I'd really like to display this topic for my class, without using the different device to projected on the screen.
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Re: incompatibility between JPEG in OpenOffice and PowerPoin

Postby RoryOF » Thu May 10, 2018 6:20 pm

A quick workaround: /File /Export as PDF, then use the PDF viewer every computer has available. This won't do animations or multimedia, but you will be able to show your slides immediately without taking time to debug the actual problem.
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Re: Incompatibility between JPEG in OpenOffice and PowerPoin

Postby John_Ha » Thu May 10, 2018 8:12 pm

fletch92131 wrote:Admittedly, the images from the latter often contained writing below the image

I think that is the clue. You have inserted the JPG image plus metadata (eg title, size, number of pixels) associated with the JPG. PowerPoint may not like it.

Whenever you insert an image always pass it through an image editor first (I use the free and excellent IrfanView) so as to be sure that you are working only with the image and not with metadata.

See [Tutorial] Some useful hints on using images for a discussion on how best to handle images in Writer - it applies to Impress as well.

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for a discussion of differences between AOO and MS products.

As a relatively new poster you will find much useful information in the User Guides. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

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