Friday, 2 September 2011

How to open PowerPoint files in Mac OS X

There is actually a neat little function in OS X to view PowerPoint files in OS X (Snow Leopard), so you don't need a full software suite like iWork for Keynote or Microsoft Office for Excel. Keynote was quite slow for me, because it has to convert the Power Point file.
It can be accessed by right clicking on a file and using quick look. Additionally, the file can be selected and opened in quick look by hitting space or clicking the little eye in the window. It supports both .ppt and .pptx files and loads lightning fast! See also this blog post on how to invoke quick look from the command line.

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