This component gives you the ability to Extract Pure text and/or slides with (almost) full formatting from PowerPoint presentations (Office 2003 and older). It is built upon the Apache POI HSLF project.
About: PPTUtils is a simple cfc that can be used to extract text and/or formatted markup (including images) from a PowerPoint file. Since it is built upon HSLF it is subject to the limitations in that project:
"HSLF is the POI Project's pure Java implementation of the Powerpoint '97(-2007) file format. It does not support the new PowerPoint 2007 .pptx file format, which is not OLE2 based.
HSLF provides a way to read powerpoint presentations, and extract text from it. It also provides some (currently limited) edit capabilities."
To work with this CFC, just instantiate it like you would any component.