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Windows mail and powerpoint viewer

Cannot open a pps attachment in windows mail with powerpoint viewer.
I can save pps attachment to desktop and open it with powerpoint viewer.

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From windows mail choose Options Then Security Tab. You can change some security behavior here for allowing viewing of attachements, however it will only work for certain file types. Others are prohibited regardless. IT's a measure Microsfot feels is protecting folks forcing them to save the file then open it. This allows Antivirus programs to fully scan the file before use. But it's fairly impractical.

If you get frustrated with WM, you might try Thunderbird from Mozilla.com Its free and far more flexible and robust than WM.

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This is because you dont have MS Office installed on your computer or if you do have MS Office the files are not associated with opening with Office.

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Manual fix
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PPS (Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show)
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  • Click Advanced
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For PowerPoint Viewer 2007:
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  • Uncheck the Use DDE box
  • Click OK, OK
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hi juliette,

it seems Microsoft office is missing from ur computer..so plz
download or install from cd that contains Microsoft office..that will fix ur problem..plz do reply

thank you..for using fixya

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