Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get those images out of PowerPoint

Every now and then as a developer you get handed a disk or and email sent to you and someone says, here are those images that you need for the bla ba bliche project.

Problem is that once you toss the disk into the drive or open the email to get the files, all you see is a damn PowerPoint presentation. You may think at first that you're gonna have to save each image individually and before you even try to do something as silly as that give this little trick a go and see how you make out. It just may save you an hour or two or more of nonsense.

  1. Get Open Office here and install that badboy once it's done downloading.
  2. Open the PowerPoint file with Open Office.
  3. Save the file as ODF Presentation .odp
  4. Now give the file a new extension of .zip
  5. You should now see a zip file, so how about we open it.
  6. Extract all the files in the zip file or just the Pictures directory.
  7. Your photos should now be available to you in the Pictures directory.
Hope this works for you as it did for me. Found this out just by messing around trying to get some images from out of PowerPoint without saving them one by one.

- Pete

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