Powerpoint presentation to a cd on old PC

By matjk66 ·
I am trying to get a powerpoint presentation onto a cd on a Windows 98 computer. I have no idea if that is even possible at this point. The computer is not hooked up to the internet so I cannot email it. I tried to 'save' it to the cd rom after I put a blank disc in but it did nothing. Do I have to have a cd burner to do this? This pc is so old I don't beleive it has a burner installed. The newer pc in our home (2003; XP) doesn't have Powerpoint on it,
but the dinosaur does. Do you have to buy powerpoint if I wanted to install it on the 2003 machine?
Thanks to anyone who can help me out here. Daughter has a project that she did sooo well on the presentation, I really hate for her not to be able to use it.
Thanks again,

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RE: Do I have to have a cd burner to do this?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Powerpoint presentation t ...

If you wish to burn the File to a CD yes you defiantly need a CD Burner and instead of attempting to save the File from Within Power Point you should use the CD Burning Software to burn the Power Point File.

Do you have to buy powerpoint if I wanted to install it on the 2003 machine?

Depends here if you want to create things in Power Point yes you need to buy a copy of it but if you just want to view Power Point Presentations the Old 98 Machine should have a Power Point Viewer that you can install to other computers to view the Presentations with. Or you can download a newer one from M$ here

There are however other ways to move any file between computers you can copy it to a Floppy Disc, Use some other form of External Storage device like a Thumb Drive or so on though in the case of USB Devices you will most likely need to install a 98 USB Driver for the device that you want to use as 98 didn't have the same level of support for USB Devices.

As for if this drive is a Burner or reader all you have to do is look at the Drives front panel if it just says CD then it is a Reader, if it has CD-W it is a CD Burner and if it has CD-RW it is a rewritable drive. This is always on the front part of the drive and most times either on the drawer or just under it.


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You could install Open Office on the xp computer ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Powerpoint presentation t ...

You can download it for FREE from here:

Open Office is compatible with Powerpoint presentation files and will load/run/edit them just as if you had installed M$ Powerpoint itself. :)

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You may be able to use the Pack and Go feature

by Jacky Howe In reply to Powerpoint presentation t ...

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