Can we display power point slides through  coldfusion?

Posted on 2002-07-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-24

I have problem when I try to open a .ppt file through cold fusion script.

Here is sample code.

<td bgcolor=#DDDDDD background=/images/side_navbg1.gif>
   <font face=verdana,arial,helvetica size=1 color=#FFFFFF>
    <b><img align=left src=/images/pixel.gif width=18 height=11 border=0>
    <a class="sidebar" href="Controlling/Controlling_file.ppt" target="content">Organization_Chart

Actually I tried with some .gif file in the same location (Controlling/some_file.gif). It works file. But .ppt file is did not work.

Can you some one tell me how do I bring power point file on my webpage?

I tried with other way... that I saved the power point as .gif file. When I save it, each slides saved in separerate file. Can you someone advice me how to save the .ppt (assume .ppt has 3 slides) all slides into one .gif file?

Thanks in advance

Question by:cmurugavel
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Expert Comment

ID: 7133307
Hi there,

Give Href - pointing to the location of the ppt slide ... like :

<A HREF="" TARGET="_blank">View Presentation</A>

let me know if this helps out.

dont try to convert ur slide in to gif - cos u dont have to - the above code - will do the JOB for U !!!


Author Comment

ID: 7134401

I tried with taget="_blank".  Workes fine. But ppt slide is appear on another windiw. But I need show the ppt files on same page (i.e, taget = "contents").

On the main window, I have option menu on left side. If we choose any one of the option, the related page is showed on right side(i.e. taget="content"). How do i bring the ppt file on the right side(on same window)?


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Accepted Solution

anandkp earned 50 total points
ID: 7136873
Hi there,

Give the target as


remember - that when u specify target window name - its case sensitive ... so make sure u keep the case intact - else it will always pop up a new window.

let me know incase u need ne-help.


Author Comment

ID: 7136889

This morning i tried with target = "content". It workes perfectly. And also I enabled the m/s power point slideshow on Mycomputer/FloderOption/Filetype.

Thanks for your time & idea.

BTW, what shall i do that 50 marks?

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Hi again,

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so u may grade the answere & increase the points to whatever amt u may so desire.

& then click on submit.

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