Tuesday, June 12, 2007

GMail Users Can Now View PowerPoint Files

While it was widely mentioned about a month ago that some GMail users discovered that they had the ability to view PowerPoint attachments without having that application installed, it seems that Google have now enabled this feature for all GMail users.

Now, If someone sends you a PowerPoint presentation, you'll see a "View as slideshow" option beside the normal download links. Sounds like they've got at least part of the rendering side of their own, upcoming online presentation application sorted then, doesn't it?

1 comment:


Great! You are absolutely correct. I just opened a .ppt in Google and it allowed me to make a print-out, which is better than what I can get from the free Microsoft download, PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

Thanks for the tip.