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Cutting Edge Software has released Quickpoint, which allows users to take PowerPoint presentations created on their PC and view them on their handhelds. These can also be modified in a few ways. Notes can be edited and slides can be reordered. Changes made can be synchronized with the PowerPoint version on a desktop.

Quickpoint sells for $30, plus it has been added to Cutting Edge's office suite, Quickoffice Pro. This sells for $50. Current users of Quickoffice can upgrade for $20.

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Better than DTG?

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/24/2002 6:01:21 PM #
Anyone know if this implementation of Powerpoint functionality is any better than the Documents to Go solution?

Handera Compatible

Bernie_eigl @ 9/24/2002 6:20:37 PM #
Anyone know whether this is optimized for the Handera screen the way the other Quickoffice apps are?

RE: Handera Compatible
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/24/2002 9:48:25 PM #
I was able to find the answer to this on Cutting Edge's site in less than 15 seconds.
RE: Handera Compatible
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/24/2002 9:59:38 PM #
I was able to find it in les than 10!
RE: Handera Compatible
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 10:21:41 AM #
There is a tiny note in the fine print that says, "Quickpoint does not fully support the HandEra 330 at this time." It was not as easy to see/find as these people would claim.

If it is like the other 330 QuickOffice updates, it'll probably be a few days/weeks before there is a special version to support all the 330's features. The slides in landscape mode ought to be slick.

It would be nice if they could support one or more of the CF VGA cards that are out there.

Double byte characters support?

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/24/2002 10:43:12 PM #
Doc2Go's support for double byte characters is quite bad...even in ver. 5.
Anyone test this on QuickOffice?
RE: Double byte characters support?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 12:04:32 AM #
I am sure QuickOffice can handle Chinese very well. But Quickword is much slower than Wordsmith, which can not correcly deal with Chinese chars sometimes.

What practical purpose does it serve?

TDS Computer @ 9/25/2002 12:29:53 AM #
I was just wondering if anyone really uses the Powerpoint viewing software for business. I have sold several of the "Presentor-to-go" modules, and I can see some use for those, but what do people really use the viewers on their handhelds for?
This is a serious question, by the way, not a "What is the point of this software" question.


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RE: What practical purpose does it serve?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 12:51:15 AM #
What if you want to practice your presentation? What if you want to review it while your on a flight, but don't want to pull out the laptop? What if you want to review a presentation while in the lobby right before you give it?

What if you want to let someone look over it while on a lunch meeting?

These are all things that are impractical with a laptop, but perfect for a PDA.

RE: What practical purpose does it serve?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 8:58:01 AM #
This isn't so much for people who want to carry a handheld and a laptop on a business trip as for people who want to to carry a handheld INSTEAD of a laptop. We're reaching the point where this is practical. It will certainly save a lot of wear and tear on your shoulders when you need to carry around alot less heavy gear to get the same work done.
RE: What practical purpose does it serve?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 10:42:56 AM #
I carry an NR70V instead of a laptop when I travel now! Plug it into cel phone, get email and web easily, easily edit documents with the folding keyboard. There really isn't anything the typical business traveller needs that isn't available for palm these days, and Powerpoint is definitely something travellers need.
RE: What practical purpose does it serve?
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 1:27:57 PM #
For the first time ever, you can both _edit_ (somewhat) AND present the presentation, all from your handheld. With the...'whatever it was called' device attached, that is.

Of course, you can also now get a complete handheld computer in a form factor very similar to a PDA with all the capabilities of a desktop.

I upgraded to QOfficePro today!

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/25/2002 1:11:29 AM #
I upgraded to QOfficePro today! Nice! what I like:
choice for resolution- I can adjust file size from 1/6th my original PPT size! DocstoGo gave me no choice. 2) Annotations can be saved! I used this to mark up a ppt on the plane today in QuickPoint & then later referred to it to make my laptop edits tonight! 3) thumbnails- I liked this aspect of the Margi i used to use w/ my Handspring... now I have it back! 4) Great to use FontBucket!
What I don't like: 1) takes too long to see the slides. I know they are bigger than the DocsToGo ones but i want faster loads! 2) NoOutline editing!! C'mon CES!
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