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I have seen some bug reports that say LibreOffice 3.7 has fixed an issue with pptx files that makes them compatible with Powerpoint (I am testing with Powerpoint 2010).

I have generated a presentation with LibreOffice 3.5.2 and now I want to save it in a way that will be kept and shown correctly in Powerpoint 2010.

How can I install 3.7 LibreOffice or any something-Office version that will allow me to open the existing presentation and save it in a way that will be good for Powerpoint 2010?

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The most recent version of LibreOffice is 4.0.3, and can be easily installed in Ubuntu via a terminal command:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

That should install everything you would need for the newest version, and it should be fully compatible for .pptx, .ppsx, and .potm (Microsoft 2007/2010 PowerPoint formats) so that you can run the file in Office.

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It seems like once the newer copy is installed, files saved as pptx are not entirely compatible with the new copy: for example, some text in the slides go down below the bottom limit, and the auto-resizing of the text when adding more bullet points also doesn't work. – 719016 Jun 5 '13 at 14:18
You can try re-saving as an alternate format (.ppsx, .potm, etc.) but this appears to be more of a question suited for LibreOffice support forums as opposed to AskUbuntu at this point. Try to figure out how to properly align the documents between both Office suites. – gravity Jun 5 '13 at 15:02
Thanks, they have an website, I'll try my luck there after having successfully installed a newer version. – 719016 Jun 5 '13 at 16:31

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