[Solved] Converting PowerPoint files without color changes

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[Solved] Converting PowerPoint files without color changes

Postby rppsolar » Fri May 10, 2019 6:02 pm

I have a variety of computers, most old WinXP's but also a Win7 and a Win10.

I have both Windows Power Point and Open Office Impress, of various versions from OO 4.1.2 upwards. The problem I describe below happens on all versions I have of PP and OO.

The only reason I keep Power Point is that Impress does not always translate the colors from PP to Impress accurately.
It is most noticeable on PP slides with YELLOW titles: when they are converted to Impress slides, the yellow titles are changed to WHITE. I don't know if the same effect occurs when translating from Impress to PP, because I mostly compose in PP, and more people have PP than OO.

Why does this happen? Is there a template fix for this? If I could be assured of accurate color translation between PP and Impress and vice versa, I would really like to leave PP behind.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: converting power point files without colar changes

Postby Zizi64 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:37 pm

Try the LibreOffice. It has a littlebit higher compatibility with the never standardized, old, obsolete MS file formats than the AOO has.

Or please upload your .ppt and .odp type sample files here.
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Re: converting power point files without colar changes

Postby rppsolar » Fri May 10, 2019 8:56 pm

Thanks, I was not aware of LibreOfffice.
I was able to download LibreOffice onto my Win10 machine, and can see no difference in the colors between PowerPoint and LibreOffice, so that's great!
However, I was not able to download LibreOffice on my XP machine. All the web sites for old downloads direct one back to the LibreOffice site, and although the LibreOffice site has older versions archived, such as v.4.3 which is supposed to work with XP (along with v.4.2 and 4.1), there was no apparent mechanism to download them there.
So how can I get a version of LibreOffice on an XP?
Thanks again.
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Re: converting power point files without colar changes

Postby Zizi64 » Fri May 10, 2019 9:06 pm

I was not able to download LibreOffice on my XP machine.


The Win XP is not supported by the recent version of the LO. You can download the last XP compatible version:
LO 4.4.7 or LO 5.4.x from the archive pages.
https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question ... -machines/
https://downloadarchive.documentfoundat ... ffice/old/
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Re: Converting power point files without colar changes

Postby RoryOF » Fri May 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Or try a free online conversion service such as that at
http://www.zamzar.com
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Re: Converting power point files without colar changes

Postby rppsolar » Fri May 10, 2019 9:42 pm

The LibreOffice 5.4.7.2 download was successful! Thanks again, from a 72 yo fellow.
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Re: Converting power point files without colar changes

Postby robleyd » Sat May 11, 2019 2:43 am

Who is letting these youngsters into the room?
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Re: Converting power point files without colar changes

Postby rppsolar » Sat May 11, 2019 5:42 am

Actually, I'm not really 72. I just celebrated my 7th annual 65th birthday. ;^ )
Thanks again folks for your suggestions. It's nice to see with all the bad things that happen on the internet, that there are such nice folks willing to lend a hand.
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Re: Converting power point files without colar changes

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat May 11, 2019 11:32 am

robleyd wrote:Who is letting these youngsters into the room?

:lol:
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