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Microsoft Releases New PowerPoint Converter

Microsoft today released a new converter for transferring presentations between PowerPoint 4.0 for Macintosh and PowerPoint 8.0 for Windows 95 (also known as PowerPoint 97). The converter will also work between PowerPoint 4.0 for the Mac and PowerPoint 98 for the Mac (PowerPoint 98 should ship in early 1998). Previously, for Windows and Macintosh users of these versions to share files, the Windows user had to do the conversion; now, Macintosh users can also handle conversion responsibilities. The download page gives access to both 68K and PowerPC versions; both downloads are about 800K. The ReadMe file suggests that for large files you increase PowerPoint’s RAM allocation to 8 MB, and it also instructs you to drop Windows files on the SetFile Tool icon before attempting to open them in PowerPoint.

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