Friday, July 31, 2009

How to open PPS / PPSX file

As you probably know, PPS / PPSX and PPT / PPTX are really the same, but the way PowerPoint handles them is different. PPS / PPSX will be played full-screen on double-click, while PPT / PPTX will open for edit.

On Office 2003 and earlier, to "convert" PPS files to PPT, you just need to change the extension. But on Office 2007 it takes more mouse clicks, but it's still really easy.

Follow these steps to change ppsx to pptx:
  1. Open PowerPoint 2007.
  2. Close the new empty slideshow but leave PowerPoint open.
  3. Drag or open (File > Open...) the PPSX file in PowerPoint.
  4. Save the file as PPTX.
It's as simple as that.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cursor won't move on scummVM (S60 3rd)

I recently found out about ScummVM: (from the site)
...a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!
So I downloaded it and installed on my Nokia 6120c and after some desperate attempts I gave up trying to move its the cursor. So I googled for a solution.

What you need to do in order to start controlling ScummVM with your keypad is to type the following keys in this order:
  1. Send
  2. j
  3. 1
  4. Send
Now the cursor will move and all of the other keys will work fine.

Fix Hebrew Encoding

I found this site with an excellent Hebrew encoding tool, just type the weird gibberish string and you'll automatically get the original string!