For those of you who used the Pack and Go feature provided by previous versions of PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2003 has upgraded the feature to the Package to CD tool. It allows you to quickly place a presentation on a CD. The process also includes the copying of the PowerPoint Viewer to the CD. You can then play the presentation on any Windows computer.
To package a presentation to a CD, follow these steps:
The presentation and any other files are copied to the CD. A message box will appear asking if you want to copy the files to another CD; click No to complete the process. When you open the CD files in Windows Explorer, you will find that the presentation has been copied to the CD (and any other files that you specified) along with the pptview file, which is the PowerPoint Viewer file (other files, such as some bearing the .DLL extension, which are required for the Viewer, are also copied to the CD). The CD is also written to autorun. This means when you place the CD in the computer, the PowerPoint Viewer automatically opens your presentation as a screen presentation.