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Image Export converts PowerPoint slides to high-quality images.

PPT2HTML exports HTML even from PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, gives you full control of PowerPoint HTML output, helps meet Section 508 accessibility requirements

Merge Excel data into PowerPoint presentations to create certificates, awards presentations, personalized presentations and more

Resize your presentations quickly and without distortion

Language Selector switches the text in your presentation from one language to another

FixLinks prevents broken links when you distribute PowerPoint presentations

Shape Styles brings styles to PowerPoint. Apply complex formatting with a single click.


The versions of PowerPoint (or PowerPoint presentations) still floating around are:

Version Office version Platform
PowerPoint 4 Office 4 Win 3.x, Win95, Mac
PowerPoint 95 (PowerPoint 7) Office 95 Win95 or higher; no comparable Mac version
PowerPoint 97 (PowerPoint 8) Office 97 Win95 or higher; comparable to PowerPoint 98/Mac
PowerPoint 98 Office 98/Mac Mac; comparable to PowerPoint 97/Windows
PowerPoint 2000 (PowerPoint 9) Office 2000 Win95 or higher; no comparable Mac version
PowerPoint 2001 Office 2001/Mac Macintosh; halfway in between 2000 and 2002 Windows versions. Maybe that's why they called it 2001?
PowerPoint 2002 (PowerPoint 10) Office XP Win98 and higher; comparable to PowerPoint 2001/Mac
PowerPoint 2003 (PowerPoint 11) Office 2003 Win2k, XP, Vista; generally comparable to PowerPoint 2004/Mac
PowerPoint X Office X Macintosh OS X
PowerPoint 2004 Office 2004 Macintosh OS X
PowerPoint 2007 (PowerPoint 12) Office 2007 XP, Vista; generally comparable to PowerPoint 2008/Mac
PowerPoint 2008 Office 2008 Macintosh OS X

Some versions of Office (Small Business Edition for example) do not include PowerPoint. See Which version of Office 2000 is right for me? for more info.

Generally, every version of PowerPoint can read and save files in the format of several previous versions of PowerPoint. Since older versions don't support some of the features of newer versions, backward compatibility isn't complete.

Moving a presentation back and forth repeatedly between versions, especially between PowerPoint 2007/2008 and earlier versions, or between PC and Mac versions of PowerPoint will make your hair fall out. Small children will run away from you. Dogs will growl at you. And the world will generally not be your oyster. So don't.

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