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I have a powerpoint presentation that I want to autorun from a Cd. How do I make this happen?
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Simply create a file in notepad and place the following in it :

[autorun]
OPEN=MYFILE.PPT

Where myfile.ppt is the path to the powerpoint presentation.

Then save as AUTORUN.INF on the root of the CD

Assuming the recipient has powerpoint installed it will autoload

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.. and assuming that the recipient has the autoload setting on.
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Obviously !
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by:rvindust
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this is not working for me.
E is my CD Drive
the autorun.inf looks like this

[Autorun]
Open=E:\test.ppt

when the cd loads the cursor blinks, but the presentation does not start.

Where is the autoload setting?
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by:Vbmaster
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If you have Windows 95 it's at... (translated from swedish so the actual text maybe is not exactly like the one u have)..

This Computer -> Properties -> the second tab -> select the cddrive under "CD-ROM"-> press the Properties command button -> the second tab -> the third checkbox.. named something like "insert notification" probably.
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by:dsteers
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Is there a vay that a Powerpoint Presentation can be compiled to run standalone ????

Dave
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I do not know if there is such a tool to compile to standalone, but if the problem you want this feature because you are not sure whether the end user has powerpoint, you can use the powerpoint reader (freeware) you can find at...

  http://pkec.robins.af.mil/viewer.htm

the url to the powerpoint read is (in case your browser do not like the '\' characters in the link on the page)...

  http://pkec.robins.af.mil/viewer/msppt/ppview97.exe
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Thanks Vbmaster,
You've been a great help.
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