I need to remotely control a Microsoft Powerpoint or OpenOffice.org Impress presentation over the network. I am having a presentation running and I won't have physical access (and I cannot use an IR remote) to the computer (it is a laptop). I need to be able to at least remotely (over a private LAN network) advance the slide or go back (if I need to).
The laptop running the presentation will be running Windows XP or 7. The controlling computer will most likely be running Windows 7. If there is no other option, I might be willing to switch either of them to Linux, but I do not think that I will need to.
I will not need to worry about the laptop running the presentation going to sleep or turning off. It will also be using a wired ethernet connection so I don't need to worry that much about a bad network connection.
Does anyone have anyone have any solutions? (or ways to do it differently; the slides will be static (no animation) other than fading between slides)
P.S. I do not have that long (4 days) to implement any solutions. I can code some things if I need to.