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PowerPoint in WVPC

  1. #1


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    PowerPoint in WVPC

    Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a
    WVPC VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as
    well.

    All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it
    centers the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that
    is, spread across both displays and split down the middle.

    Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does
    when it's installed native?

    Thanks... Karl

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  3. #2


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    > Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a WVPC
    > VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as well.
    >
    > All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it centers
    > the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that is, spread
    > across both physical displays and split down the middle.
    >
    > Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does when
    > it's installed native?
    Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
    also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.

    For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
    virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
    being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
    installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.

    Any thoughts or ideas or questions?

    Thanks... Karl

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  4. #3


    Steve Rindsberg Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    In article <#WpFg0C0KHA.6112@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    > Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    > > Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a WVPC
    > > VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as well.
    > >
    > > All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it centers
    > > the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that is, spread
    > > across both physical displays and split down the middle.
    > >
    > > Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does when
    > > it's installed native?
    >
    > Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
    > also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.
    >
    > For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
    > virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
    > being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
    > installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.
    "seemlessly"? Shouldn't that be "shamelessly"? Or maybe "seamlessly".
    Yeah. That's the ticket. Sans Seams.

    So we try this on for size: in seamless mode, do you/can you set the display
    resolution of the virtual machine? I'm thinking that there might be some kind
    of disconnect between the VM's display rez and the rez of the physical machine
    hosting it. What happens if you set the two to match? Assuming that's
    possible.


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  5. #4


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    Steve Rindsberg wrote:

    > In article <#WpFg0C0KHA.6112@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    >> Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    >>> Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a WVPC
    >>> VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as well.
    >>>
    >>> All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it centers
    >>> the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that is, spread
    >>> across both physical displays and split down the middle.
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does when
    >>> it's installed native?
    >>
    >> Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
    >> also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.
    >>
    >> For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
    >> virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
    >> being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
    >> installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.
    >
    > "seemlessly"? Shouldn't that be "shamelessly"? Or maybe "seamlessly".
    > Yeah. That's the ticket. Sans Seams.
    Heh, well, sometimes it seems to work better than others?

    > So we try this on for size: in seamless mode, do you/can you set the display
    > resolution of the virtual machine?
    No. It just seems to use the entire virtual screen coordinates, not
    differentiating between individual monitors.

    As I google about more and more, it's starting to seem like a "known
    limitation/feature." For example:

    "Virtual application windows being centered across two monitors is a
    known limitation. The application opens in span mode and treats the 2
    monitors as 1 big screen, hence the centering."
    ~
    http://blogs.technet.com/windows_vpc...irtual-pc.aspx

    (I can't tell if that's an official MSFT mouth speaking, there, or
    not?)

    > I'm thinking that there might be some
    > kind of disconnect between the VM's display rez and the rez of the physical
    > machine hosting it. What happens if you set the two to match? Assuming
    > that's possible.
    These things are weird. They operate just as though they are installed
    on the host. Other than having the whole XP theme thing going on, with
    nary a sign of Aero, of course.

    Thanks... Karl

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  6. #5


    Steve Rindsberg Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    In article <#GCBQtP0KHA.4548@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    > Steve Rindsberg wrote:

    > > In article <#WpFg0C0KHA.6112@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    > >> Karl E. Peterson wrote:
    > >>> Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a WVPC
    > >>> VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as well.
    > >>>
    > >>> All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it centers
    > >>> the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that is, spread
    > >>> across both physical displays and split down the middle.
    > >>>
    > >>> Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does when
    > >>> it's installed native?
    > >>
    > >> Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
    > >> also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.
    > >>
    > >> For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
    > >> virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
    > >> being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
    > >> installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.
    > >
    > > "seemlessly"? Shouldn't that be "shamelessly"? Or maybe "seamlessly".
    > > Yeah. That's the ticket. Sans Seams.
    >
    > Heh, well, sometimes it seems to work better than others?
    >

    > > So we try this on for size: in seamless mode, do you/can you set the display
    > > resolution of the virtual machine?
    >
    > No. It just seems to use the entire virtual screen coordinates, not
    > differentiating between individual monitors.
    >
    > As I google about more and more, it's starting to seem like a "known
    > limitation/feature." For example:
    >
    > "Virtual application windows being centered across two monitors is a
    > known limitation. The application opens in span mode and treats the 2
    > monitors as 1 big screen, hence the centering."
    > ~
    > http://blogs.technet.com/windows_vpc...irtual-pc.aspx
    >
    > (I can't tell if that's an official MSFT mouth speaking, there, or
    > not?)
    >

    > > I'm thinking that there might be some
    > > kind of disconnect between the VM's display rez and the rez of the physical
    > > machine hosting it. What happens if you set the two to match? Assuming
    > > that's possible.
    >
    > These things are weird. They operate just as though they are installed
    > on the host. Other than having the whole XP theme thing going on, with
    > nary a sign of Aero, of course.
    >
    > Thanks... Karl
    Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)


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  7. #6


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    Steve Rindsberg wrote:

    > In article <#GCBQtP0KHA.4548@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:

    >> Steve Rindsberg wrote:

    >>> In article <#WpFg0C0KHA.6112@newsgroup>, Karl E. Peterson wrote:
    >>>> Karl E. Peterson wrote:
    >>>>> Running Office 2007 <gag> in Windows 7 x64, so loaded Office 2003 in a
    >>>>> WVPC VM as I still need to support and develop for that platform as
    >>>>> well.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> All is good except... When I flick PPT into presentation mode, it
    >>>>> centers the show smackdab in the middle of the virtual display -- that
    >>>>> is, spread across both physical displays and split down the middle.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Anyone know of anyway to force it to use one or the other, as it does
    >>>>> when it's installed native?
    >>>>
    >>>> Seeing no response in the VirtualPC group, I'm now thinking I should've
    >>>> also cross-posted over into a PowerPoint group as well.
    >>>>
    >>>> For the PowerPoint folks: WVPC is "Windows Virtual PC" which allows
    >>>> virtual XP machines to be setup in Windows 7. In this case, PPT2003 is
    >>>> being run "seemlessly", making it appear that it's running as an
    >>>> installed app in the Win7 install, rather than within the XP VM.
    >>>
    >>> "seemlessly"? Shouldn't that be "shamelessly"? Or maybe "seamlessly".
    >>> Yeah. That's the ticket. Sans Seams.
    >>
    >> Heh, well, sometimes it seems to work better than others?
    >>

    >>> So we try this on for size: in seamless mode, do you/can you set the
    >>> display resolution of the virtual machine?
    >>
    >> No. It just seems to use the entire virtual screen coordinates, not
    >> differentiating between individual monitors.
    >>
    >> As I google about more and more, it's starting to seem like a "known
    >> limitation/feature." For example:
    >>
    >> "Virtual application windows being centered across two monitors is a
    >> known limitation. The application opens in span mode and treats the 2
    >> monitors as 1 big screen, hence the centering."
    >> ~
    >> http://blogs.technet.com/windows_vpc...irtual-pc.aspx
    >>
    >> (I can't tell if that's an official MSFT mouth speaking, there, or
    >> not?)
    >>

    >>> I'm thinking that there might be some
    >>> kind of disconnect between the VM's display rez and the rez of the
    >>> physical machine hosting it. What happens if you set the two to match?
    >>> Assuming that's possible.
    >>
    >> These things are weird. They operate just as though they are installed
    >> on the host. Other than having the whole XP theme thing going on, with
    >> nary a sign of Aero, of course.
    >
    > Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)
    Does it have the seamless operation?

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  8. #7


    Robert Comer Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    >> Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)

    >
    > Does it have the seamless operation?
    Not quite as good as XP Mode -- it's called Unity, and it's also pretty
    slow. (it uses screen scraping rather than RDP)

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  9. #8


    Steve Rindsberg Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    [snippedy-doodah snippedy-yay]

    > > Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)
    >
    > Does it have the seamless operation?
    Unless you beat it pretty good, it's not even aware of the extended desktop. The
    copy of Windows running inside it is restricted to the VMware window (which can be
    full screen on one or another of the monitors). For example, if you doubleclick the
    title bar of the VMWare app, it expands to fill whichever monitor it's *mostly* on;
    it doesn't try to fill both monitors (ie, the expanded desktop). If you want it to
    do that, you'd make the app less than maximized then manually drag and size it to
    the desired shape/size.

    I think that as of about version 6.5 or so, VMWare can use multiple monitors but I
    haven't had reason/chance to mess with it.

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  10. #9


    Steve Rindsberg Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    In article <42F91274-090D-4DF5-A77B-AF629A4059EC@newsgroup>, Robert
    Comer wrote:

    > >> Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)
    > >
    > > Does it have the seamless operation?
    >
    > Not quite as good as XP Mode -- it's called Unity, and it's also pretty
    > slow. (it uses screen scraping rather than RDP)
    Ah, good point; thanks Bob. I was looking at the question differently. I
    suspect your answer's the one Karl was after.


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  11. #10


    Karl E. Peterson Guest

    Re: PowerPoint in WVPC

    Steve Rindsberg wrote:

    > [snippedy-doodah snippedy-yay]
    >

    >>> Hm. Use VMWare instead? ;-)
    >>
    >> Does it have the seamless operation?
    >
    > Unless you beat it pretty good, it's not even aware of the extended desktop.
    > The copy of Windows running inside it is restricted to the VMware window
    > (which can be full screen on one or another of the monitors). For example,
    > if you doubleclick the title bar of the VMWare app, it expands to fill
    > whichever monitor it's *mostly* on; it doesn't try to fill both monitors
    > (ie, the expanded desktop). If you want it to do that, you'd make the app
    > less than maximized then manually drag and size it to the desired
    > shape/size.
    Okay, that sounds a whole like running ordinary VirtualPC VMs. They've
    actually done something kind of crazy with what they now call "Windows
    Virtual PC" that can be added onto non-consumer versions of Windows 7.
    It makes it appear the software running in an XP VM is actually running
    on Windows 7. But it fails to pass along the separate monitor
    information. It's very cool, and at times very frustrating. Funny how
    that goes, huh?

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