This time with PowerPoint slides:
What is ‘View as slideshow’?
To open a Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) file without downloading it to your computer:
- Open the message containing an attachment.
- Click View as slideshow at the bottom of the message.
This will open your slides in a new browser window. You can navigate between slides by clicking the left and right arrow buttons at the top of the screen, or by choosing a specific slide from the dropdown menu in the upper right corner of the screen.
It’s a bare bones application so you can’t resize the PowerPoint or jump ahead to specific slides, though you have some minimal right-click functionality. It’s neat enough though.
6/19/07 Update: Google just bought Zenter, a company that “creates software for online slide presentations.” Total online document presentation domination is on the horizon. Read more at the Google blog.