Arjan van Leeuwen avleeuwen at piwebs.com
Mon Jun 23 12:20:17 PDT 2003

OpenOffice also has a presentation tool ('Impress') that might be more 
attractive to PowerPoint users. Ditto for OpenOffice's Excel replacement 

The KDE Office suite, koffice (editors/koffice-kde3) also offers a 
presentation tool similar to PowerPoint and a spreadsheet program similar to 
Excel. OpenOffice is better at importing Microsoft's proprietary file formats 

I agree that MagicPoint is an excellent tool, but some users might find it far 
too complicated to work with. These alternatives are arguably a better choice 
for them.

All in all, enough tools to forget about PowerPoint :).



On Monday 23 June 2003 18:45, Julian Stacey wrote:
> > Don't you mean MS Powerpoint?
> Yes, thanks for the correction.  I can never remember names for MS
> products, so I added a reminder table at the top of my
>         http://www.berklix.com/~jhs/free/
> It'd be a few mins well invested, if anyone tries:
>         cd /usr/ports/misc/magicpoint ; make install; rehash
>         mgp /usr/X11R6/share/doc/mgp/sample/sample.mgp
>         vi_or_any_editor /usr/X11R6/share/doc/mgp/sample/sample.mgp
> Magicpoint wouldn't appeal to MS zombies scared of a keyboard
> to compose a presentation though.
> -
> Julian Stacey       Freelance Systems Engineer, Unix & Net Consultant,
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