[AG-TECH] SharedPresentation Bug?

Michael Braitmaier braitmaier at hlrs.de
Thu Sep 9 03:52:16 CDT 2004

I recently played around with the SharedPresentation tool, to be able to use 
it for our video conferences. During that I discovered a possible bug in the 
python script of SharedPresentation.py. To start you obviously use the 
COM-ID of PowerPoint (Application.PowerPoint). Unfortunately these IDs seem 
not to be the same between english and german versions of PowerPoint. In 
consequence this means that the PowerPoint instances started on my laptop 
where I have a english version of it in combination with an english version 
of windows and didn't start on all my other machines where a german version 
was installed. I think this might apply to other Powerpoint versions in 
other languages too. Interesting enough this also seems to apply to the 
SharedBrowser application. So I think some kind of language 
selection/configuration should be implemented for these SharedApplications.

At the moment a work around is to start PowerPoint manually before opening 
the SharedPresentation.


Dipl.-Inf. Michael Braitmaier
HLRS - Visualization / Video Conferencing
University of Stuttgart
Website: http://www.hlrs.de/organization/vis/people/braitmaier/ 

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