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Replacing Powerpoint 97 SR-2 on M/S Office 97 Pro Edit on Win XP

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by RichardH, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. RichardH

    RichardH Flightless Bird

    I dread asking this in case someone descends on me like a ton of bricks and
    says the answer is in the posts already! - but i I have never used the PP 97
    which came with the MS Office 97 Pro Edit I have installed on my computer
    which uses Win XP with Ser Pack 3.
    I am about to embark on using PowerPoint for the FIRST time and wonder
    whether I should, before anything else, acquire a more up to date version
    first - and one that will work problem free with my XP - which version should
    I go for and will it, on loading, overwrite and replace the Powpoint I
    already have and still operate with the rest of the Office 97 Pro Edit
    components I have installed?
    Thanks , Richard H.
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "RichardH" <RichardH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B063F5F6-9997-49FA-A2BD-EB082EAFB9EF@microsoft.com...
    > I dread asking this in case someone descends on me like a ton of bricks
    > and
    > says the answer is in the posts already! - but i I have never used the PP
    > 97
    > which came with the MS Office 97 Pro Edit I have installed on my computer
    > which uses Win XP with Ser Pack 3.
    > I am about to embark on using PowerPoint for the FIRST time and wonder
    > whether I should, before anything else, acquire a more up to date version
    > first - and one that will work problem free with my XP - which version
    > should
    > I go for and will it, on loading, overwrite and replace the Powpoint I
    > already have and still operate with the rest of the Office 97 Pro Edit
    > components I have installed?
    > Thanks , Richard H.



    No one should jump on you for this question. PPT '97 should work problem
    free on XP SP3.

    While there are newer editions of PowerPoint (PPT) available since you
    already have the '97 edition I would start with that version unless you have
    the great desire to learn the Ribbon user interface for Office 2007 or the
    again-changed ribbon in Office 2010 or absolutely need one of the new
    features in the later versions (remember that PPT 2000, 2002 and 2003 are no
    longer generally available as they are no longer produced by Microsoft. You
    would have to purchase a used or new version that has been "left on the
    shelf.")

    PPT 97 will create almost any presentation that you would want to create at
    a learner level. It's presentation files will run on any newer version of
    PPT or PPT viewer. I have access to all versions of PPT from 97 up to and
    including 2010 beta. If I am creating a simple presentation, I start up my
    PPT 97 and create it. If I need really fancy work or animation effects that
    PPT 97 doesn't have then I use a later version of the software.

    Should you purchase a newer version of either just PPT or an office suite
    (which includes Word, Excel, etc.) then you have the option of overwriting
    the 97 programs or leave them and install side-by-side with 97 and use one
    or the other programs. You could, of course, just install PPT '07 and
    either overwrite PPT '97 or a side-by-side install without touching any of
    your '97 programs.

    Hope this helps. Anything else please free to post back.
     
  3. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <B063F5F6-9997-49FA-A2BD-EB082EAFB9EF@microsoft.com>, RichardH wrote:
    > I dread asking this in case someone descends on me like a ton of bricks and
    > says the answer is in the posts already! -


    Not likely; any posts about '97 probably scrolled off years ago. ;-)

    As LVTravel says, PPT 97's still a fast, lean machine and it'll work fine on XP.

    If you don't need to stay compatible with PPT 2007 users, ignore everything
    below this line:

    ===============================

    The only caveat I'd add is that if you need to exchange presentations with PPT
    2007 users and both sides need to edit the work, I'd seriously consider getting
    2007. Moving the presentations back and forth can cause messes.

    Creating presentations in 97 and playing them back in 2007 should be fine.

    If you get presentations from PPT 2007 users, you'll have to get them to save
    the presentations to PowerPoint 97-2003 format. If you have PPT 2000 and up you
    can download a free converter that enables you to open the PPT 2007 files, but
    the converter won't install into PPT 97.


    >but i I have never used the PP 97
    > which came with the MS Office 97 Pro Edit I have installed on my computer
    > which uses Win XP with Ser Pack 3.
    > I am about to embark on using PowerPoint for the FIRST time and wonder
    > whether I should, before anything else, acquire a more up to date version
    > first - and one that will work problem free with my XP - which version should
    > I go for and will it, on loading, overwrite and replace the Powpoint I
    > already have and still operate with the rest of the Office 97 Pro Edit
    > components I have installed?
    > Thanks , Richard H.
     
  4. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.00005877.341e031d@localhost.com...
    > In article <B063F5F6-9997-49FA-A2BD-EB082EAFB9EF@microsoft.com>, RichardH
    > wrote:
    >> I dread asking this in case someone descends on me like a ton of bricks
    >> and
    >> says the answer is in the posts already! -

    >
    > Not likely; any posts about '97 probably scrolled off years ago. ;-)
    >
    > As LVTravel says, PPT 97's still a fast, lean machine and it'll work fine
    > on XP.
    >
    > If you don't need to stay compatible with PPT 2007 users, ignore
    > everything
    > below this line:
    >
    > ===============================
    >
    > The only caveat I'd add is that if you need to exchange presentations with
    > PPT
    > 2007 users and both sides need to edit the work, I'd seriously consider
    > getting
    > 2007. Moving the presentations back and forth can cause messes.
    >
    > Creating presentations in 97 and playing them back in 2007 should be fine.
    >
    > If you get presentations from PPT 2007 users, you'll have to get them to
    > save
    > the presentations to PowerPoint 97-2003 format. If you have PPT 2000 and
    > up you
    > can download a free converter that enables you to open the PPT 2007 files,
    > but
    > the converter won't install into PPT 97.
    >
    >
    >>but i I have never used the PP 97
    >> which came with the MS Office 97 Pro Edit I have installed on my computer
    >> which uses Win XP with Ser Pack 3.
    >> I am about to embark on using PowerPoint for the FIRST time and wonder
    >> whether I should, before anything else, acquire a more up to date version
    >> first - and one that will work problem free with my XP - which version
    >> should
    >> I go for and will it, on loading, overwrite and replace the Powpoint I
    >> already have and still operate with the rest of the Office 97 Pro Edit
    >> components I have installed?
    >> Thanks , Richard H.

    >
    >
    >


    Just installed Office '97 Professional on a Win 7 Pro laptop I am setting
    up (from Win XP Pro SP 3) and it runs great (all programs except Outlook) as
    long as you use the compatibility for Win XP SP3. Could not get it run
    reliably on Vista Ultimate. No problem, just a comment.
     
  5. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

  6. RichardH

    RichardH Flightless Bird

    Re: Replacing Powerpoint 97 SR-2 on M/S Office 97 Pro Edit on Win

    "Steve Rindsberg" wrote:

    > Win7 - bring it on.
    > ,-)
    >
    > .
    > Thanks for your advice which was most helpful - RichardH
     

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