This article tells how to use the Pack and Go feature in Microsoft PowerPoint.
If you want to package your presentation and then use it on another computer, use the Pack and Go Wizard. With the Pack and Go Wizard, you can package all the required files and fonts into one file and copy the file to a disk or network location. You can then unpackage the file onto the destination computer or network and run the presentation. If you want to run the presentation on a computer that does not have PowerPoint installed, you can also include the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer in the packaged file.
To unpackage your presentation on another computer, follow these steps:
Insert the first floppy disk that contains the packaged file in the floppy disk drive, or connect to the network or drive location in which you packaged the presentation.
Start Windows Explorer, and then locate the packaged presentation. For example, if you packaged your presentation to a floppy disk, double-click 3½ Floppy(A:).
In the Pack and Go Setup dialog box, specify the location in which you want to unpackage the packaged file, and then click OK.
NOTE: If the packaged presentation is contained on multiple floppy disks, insert each disk when you are prompted, and then click OK.
When you receive the following message, click Yes or No, depending on whether you want to run the slide show now or later:
The presentation was successfully installed in location. Would you like to run slide show now?
After you unpackage the file, the folder in which you saved the file contains your presentation. In PowerPoint 2002, the name of the unpackaged presentation uses the same name as your original presentation. In PowerPoint 2000, the name of the unpackaged presentation is Presentation_name~1.ppt, where Presentation_name is the first six letters of the original name. For example, if you create a presentation named MySlideShow.ppt in PowerPoint 2000 and then use the Pack and Go Wizard to package it to another computer, the Pack and Go Wizard names the unpackaged presentation on the destination computer MySlid~1.ppt.
If you change your presentation after you package it, rerun the Pack and Go Wizard to repackage it.
For more information about about how to use the Pack and Go Wizard in Microsoft PowerPoint, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help on the Help menu, type pack and go in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.