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Offline clivesay

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TC as a Powerpoint Show
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:41:43 AM »
Hey all. Haven't been around here in a long time. I have been tasked with a project at work and think TC is perfect but I could use some guidance by people who have maybe done this before.

I am going to have a small computer mounted to the back of a big screen that is to do nothing but cycle thru a slideshow. So I just need TC to boot and immediately start a full screen powerpoint slideshow. I know that the ppt will probably have to be converted but would love any input anybody would have on getting going with this.

Thank you!

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Offline gerald_clark

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Re: TC as a Powerpoint Show
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 12:49:34 PM »
If you want to start an X program at login, put a script to start it in ~/.X.d.
Just make sure the script exits after starting the X application.

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: TC as a Powerpoint Show
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 05:04:24 PM »
If you wanted to use the ppt format directly, I could only think of libreoffice.
Else you could convert into a common image format once, there are various image viewers which have a  slideshow feature.
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