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I have a powerpoint presentation which was made in MS Powerpoint 2007 on a Windows Vista PC. it is meant to run in the loop and therefore I have set V in "loop until esc" but the machine Which should run it through PPTVIEW will _not_ run in the loop, when it comes to the last dias it Just stops and you need to restart it again. it is btw a Win XP machine with SP3 and it has also installed MS office 07 - So what could be wrong?
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by:dlan75
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Hi,

Tools menu > options > view > untick the 'end with black slide'

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by:jhassingdcd
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i need to say, It works fine with the loop on the vista pc, but not on the xp mashine

@Dlan75: that have abselutly No effect at all :(
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by:dlan75
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Is it the same pptviewer version on both machines?
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by:jhassingdcd
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yep its the same pptviewer version
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by:dlan75
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Can you check on both machines the parameters of the pptviewer? one can have a run without loop option somewhere
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they both have the /L parameter (loop)
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by:JSRWilson
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Are you sure it's not the 2010 viewer (the L switch doesn't work in this version)
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by:jhassingdcd
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The viewer version ih umh ... Version 12  - i said it was made in Office 2007 but nothing about viewer 2010 ?
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by:harryhelp
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Can you open the slide show in PowerPoint, click Slide Show at the top, and then choose Set Up Show. Is the "Loop continuously until Esc" box ticked ?
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by:jhassingdcd
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yeah it is ticked
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by:harryhelp
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What happens if/when you play it from PowerPoint '07 on the XP PC, rather than the PowerPoint Viewer
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I can't get Power Point Viewer to loop either.  There doesn't seem to be a switch for that function.  As well, I can't get it to sit on top of everything, make it a true full screen.

To make matters worse, there is no powerpnt.exe to run via command line in the office14 folder with the new Office 2010.  powerpnt.exe doesn't seem to exist on the system at all as MS has moved to a model of running Office apps in a virtual machine.

However, I am working on a solution now to use VLC Media Viewer which is MUCH more flexible and converting our PP presentations to video slideshows.  PP 2010 will actually convert your presentation to WMV within the Save As menu.  With PP '07, I think you will have to buy a converter.

Here is the syntax if you want to convert your presentation to video and run with VLC Media Player.

C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe yourvideo.wmv --fullscreen --loop --no-video-title-show

I think you'll have more luck converting your display to video and using VLC which has a crazy amount of flexibility you can find here.

Good Luck,

Dave Lalande
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