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Netscape can't see MS Powerpoint presentation

Posted on 1998-07-15
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I'm using Powerpoint 95 version 7 & I wanted to put a presentation on my web page. I am using Netscape to author. this version of Ppoint doesn't do HTML so I went to www.microsoft.com/powerpoint/internet/player/installing.htm & downloaded a little plug-in that's supposed to let you animate your Powerpoint presentation. There are 2 files; a Publisher & a Player. I downloaded & installed both, ran my presentation thru the publisher & was able to view the result with my Netscape browser. Then I uploaded it to my website & went online to check the website & Netscape can't see the presentation, It says I need a plug-in to view it & it doesn't know which plug-in. Then I tried going online with Microsoft explorer & after ~ 5 minutes (it seems to be like a really big gif) the presentation shows up on my screen.
Why can Netscape see it on my computer but not from the server? I checked the HTML for link paths and I don't see any that refer back to my computer, & Microsoft Explorer can see it from the server. Would associating a MIME type with the .ppz extention help? What is a MIME type (if it matters)? Is this some kind of Microsoft trick? Should I just cave & buy MSPowerpoint 97?  Please Help! If you'd like to see the presentation it's at www.omara-assoc.com/cmp-ug98.htm.   Thanks!
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by:jobdh
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All I know is this.. Netscape can't view a PP-file... IE can.. probaly knows how to communicate with your PPapplication on your machine.. And Netscape can't..

Job.
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What you got is not a plugin. It is an ActiveX control. Netscape can't handle them. There is one way it might be able to however it is not free. In fact, I don't even know if it is still available. It is from NCompass Labs. For any code it required it built a special way.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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by:srj
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Thank You. I suspected something like that, mostly because it's a Microsoft program. Your answer was very helpful. Now I don't have to spend another 20 hours trying to figure out if it's my fault because I'm missing something. Thanks again.
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Welcome.
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