Converting from .odp to .ppt

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Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby chue03 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:32 am

I've got a presentation to be done for tomorrow, and have most of it typed up on Open Office. I tried to open the file at work this morning in PowerPoint, and it wouldn't work. Windows doesn't even recognise the file type. Any suggestions as to what I could do to get PowerPoint to open it?
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby Phil » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:10 pm

Hi,

you need to go to Save as in OpenOffice Impress and (in the dialog that comes up) choose "Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (*.ppt) as the file type.
That should work.

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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby ccornell » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:16 pm

Another option - if you are allowed to install software on the computer with MS Office - is to install the Sun ODF Plugin for MS Office: http://www.sun.com/software/star/odf_plugin

"The Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office gives users of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint the ability to read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document Format (ODF)."
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby chue03 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:18 pm

I don't have Open Office here at work, just the .odp file. Is there any way to convert the file into a .ppt one, or at least view it? I've tried the Gmail presentation viewer, but it doesn't seem to support the file type. Is there any web-based program that might?
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby ccornell » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:21 pm

There are many online document converters such as:
http://media-convert.com/
or
http://www.zamzar.com/

I cannot speak for the quality or reliability... I just know they exist.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby pariah » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:38 pm

you need to go to Save as in OpenOffice Impress and (in the dialog that comes up) choose "Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP (*.ppt) as the file type.
That should work.


I keep trying to do this and I'm still getting this message: "This document may contain formatting or content that cannot be saved in the Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP file format. Do you want to save this document in that format anyway?"

Even when I try saving it anyway, none of the images in my PowerPoint presentation show up.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby Phil » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:26 pm

Hi pariah and welcome to the community!

The message is just a general warning message, as there is no 100% compatibility when exporting to .ppt files.
However, from my experience, compatibility is very good and works in most cases, even for complex presentations.

Which exact version of OpenOffice are you using? You can check it via Help > About.
You may try to upgrade to the newest version 3.0 or to 2.4.2 if you like to stick to the old line (which may be advantageous as version 3.0 has some considerable bugs).
Both versions are available from the official download site

Have you inserted the images as links? Maybe this causes the problem (although linked images are normally embedded when exporting to .ppt files).
You can check this via Edit > Links. In case there are any (if there are none, the menu tiem Links is greyed out), then you can try to break the links before exporting.

If this doesn't help, I suggest that you post a sample .odp document here, if you agree to disclose it.

This is done by clicking on the Upload attachment tab below the editing window when writing a post.
If the file size is larger than 128k, use some file sharing web site like mediafire.com.

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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby michal » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:29 pm

I cannot save my file as ppt - I get a message - thisdocument may contain formatting that cannot be saved in power point... and if i go on I get a write error
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby Phil » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:32 pm

Hi michal also to you and welcome to the community!

A write error should be a different thing. What if you try to save documents as .odp files - does that work?
Does the .ppt file maybe already exist?
You could also try to save to a different location (drive or folder).

Hope that helps,
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby barczd » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:46 am

www.zamzar.com will convert anything to anything.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby zalvernaz » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:04 pm

ccornell wrote:There are many online document converters such as:
http://media-convert.com/
or
http://www.zamzar.com/

I cannot speak for the quality or reliability... I just know they exist.


I have used http://www.zamzar.com/ many times for everything from conversions from pdf to jpeg and everything else. This website is wonderful and will email the converted document to you. However, unless you're willing to pay, they only keep the file on the server for 24 hours. Most files (even video files and lossless audio such as .wav) take no more than 15 minutes to convert. Less for smaller files.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby Cambirder » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:19 pm

www.zamzar.com will convert anything to anything


Try converting a Excel spreadsheet containing a bunch of VBA macros and I think you will find your statement is not true.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby Liyanaa » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:07 am

Now I have done all my work, but the problem is transfering the .odp into .ppt or pps.. It just doesn't work. I tried everything from coverting using 'zamzar ' and 'media-convert.com'

To be specific, I have got this error pop-up saying...
"Error saving the document diordg:
Write Error.
The file could not be written"

"Powerpoint was unable to display some of the text,images or objects on slides in the file (name of file).ppt , because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover the lost information . To ensure that the file can be opened in the previous versions of powerpoint , use the Save As command (File menu) and save the file with either the same or a new name ."

"Powerpoint cant open C:/ Documents and Settings / HP_Owner/ desktop/Liyana/(name of file).ppt because part of the file is missing ."

Please i need help and fast :?
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:15 am

Does it display correctly on the original machine if you use OpenOffice Impress?
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby pgallagher45 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:23 pm

I have the same problem. it does display correctly on the original machine using OpenOffice Impress.
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby RoryOF » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:32 pm

You may need to check, on the original computer using the .odt file that the illustrations are embedded, not linked - / Edit / Links. If so, break the links using the facility in /Edit / Links, then remake your Powerpoint version (/File/ Save /As, Office 97, check "automatic Filename Extension checkbox).
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby pgallagher45 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:40 pm

They are not linked
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Re: Converting from .odp to .ppt

Postby krummholz » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:59 am

I struggled with this for a few hours, and finally resorted to exporting (File>Export...) the file from .odp to .pdf, and viewing it on my non-Open Office machine in .pdf. Not a clean solution, but it worked fine to get my presentation viewable. Note: In your .pdf viewer, don't forget to go to View>Single Page, or else you might see your presentation in a continuous scroll, not as individual slides.
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