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PowerPoint autoplay, “Live Mode”

26 01 2011

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I use OpenOffice 3.  I recently received a PowerPoint, that assumed control of my computer without permission.  Hitting F5 stopped the show, but I couldn’t get out of full screen, save, edit or do any else in, “Live Mode.”  The fix for me was to change the name of the file from presentation.PPS to presentation.PPT.
As if by magic, the presentation opened without playing.
My rogue PowerPoint was created in Office 2003.  I am not sure if this applies to presentations created with any version of PowerPoint.
PS. Be careful about passing random PowerPoints around, they’re a great way to spread a virus.

I use OpenOffice 3.  I recently received a PowerPoint, that assumed control of my computer without permission.  Hitting F5 stopped the show, but I couldn’t edit or do any else in, “Live Mode.”  The fix for me was to change the name of the file from presentation.PPS to presentation.PPT.  As if by magic, the presentation opened in edit mode rather than live mode.My rogue PowerPoint was created in Office 2003.  I am not sure if this applies to presentations created with any version of PowerPoint.

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  1. Peter wrote on 24. October 2011 at 8:07 am o'clock                  

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