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.pps won't open

When I receive an email with a .pps file I cannot open it. PowerPoint goes on the task bar but doesn't open and I have to use task manager to have it disappear from the task bar. I use windows XP. I have Office XP and Microsoft PowerPoint viewer 2003. Both won't work.

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1. Download the following utility:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/utils/PPSFix_2_1.zip
2. Unzip the file,
3. Run the utility,
4. Select the file types that you want to fix, and click Fix.

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Powerpoint 2007 cannot open .pps file created in Powerpoint 2003


I would prefer guide below or another methods are proposed from different sources over Internet, but in case the guide from MS Corporation can't handle the problem

https://www.openfiletool.com/pptxopen.html PPTX Open File Tool
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/how-to-open-powerpoint-file/
http://community.office365.com/en-us/f/172/t/268740.aspx

  1. Open PowerPoint 2007.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button and click Open.
  3. In the File name: box, enter the text in bold to display a list of the automatically saved files (if any).You can also copy and paste this text into the File name: box.

    PowerPoint 2007: %temp%\ppt*.tmp
  4. Click the Open button.
  5. Click the name of the file that you want to recover, and then click Open.

    Note : The automatically saved files may not be named in a descriptive way. Continue to open files until you find the one you are looking for.
  6. After you find the file, click Save. Then save the file to your My Documents or other location.

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I used to be able to see email with pps. on my pc but now it says "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations in the...


Hello and welcome to FixYa,

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.

PPS stands for PowerPoint SlideShow or can be found as PPT (PowerPoint Template) or PPTX for early versions of Office 2007 and 2010.

Please install either Microsoft Office (needs to be bought) on your computer or (if you only need to view this file) install PowerPoint Viewer 2007 or 2010 (free to download HERE).

If this is a problem directly related to Hotmail inbox or the specific email please check your email settings in hotmail or gmail account for filetypes.

Also do regular powerpoint or ms office files open if you download them from the attachments in the email?

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Am confused regarding what to download for simple power point viewer use when receiving e-mail with "pps" attachments. Will appreciate recommendations.


Hi,

If you wish to view Power Point (.pps) attachments you receive in your e-mail, you need to download and install the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 which you can download by clicking this link.

Also, please be careful while opening PowerPoint documents you receive in email because a lot of viruses are transmitted these days along with .pps documents. So, only open PowerPoint attchments from contacts whom you know.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa

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Ill ask the obvious first, do you have Microsoft Powerpoint installed? If you dont, you can download a free PPS viewer. Just Google "PPS Viewer" , download and install it. If you do have PowerPoint, then try saving the pps file to your computer locally and try opening it? Please always post your questions with as much details as you can. What email client are you using? Gmail, Yahoo, Thunderbird, Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, etc. Its hard to answer questions with hardly any info. Thanks!

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Office 2003 Uninstall


First of all, you don't have to reinstall Powerpoint. Just right click on a .pps file, select 'Open with' > 'Choose Porgram' select Powepoint, and then check in the checkbox which says: "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and click OK. It makes Powerpoint the default program to open your .pps files.

And to answer your question: in theory you won't loose any data by reinstall, but it's always a good idea to make a backup of the data files before such an action. p, li { white-space: p

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Right click on the file and go to open with then select the Powerpoint Viewer 2007 and check the box making it the default.

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go through the link below and download the compatibility pack for office 2007 and after that you will be able to open all the files.

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Hi nati662992,

pps files are Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows.

Because Powerpoint is part of the Microsoft Office package, you would think that you would have to purchase Microsoft Office to view .pps files. This is not so. You can download the free PowerPoint viewer from here:

http://www.download.com/PowerPoint-Viewer-2007/3000-18483_4-10742145.html

Install that and reboot.
Then open the email again and it will automatically open with Powerpoint Viewer. Or it will ask you what program you want to open it with, and you click the PowerPoint Viewer .exe icon, and tick the 'Always open with this Program?' box.

Good Luck and Season's Greetings to you!

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Hi nati662002,

pps files are Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows.
Because Powerpoint is part of the Microsoft Office package, you would think that you would have to purchase Microsoft Office to view .pps files. This is not so. You can download the free PowerPoint viewer from here:

http://www.download.com/PowerPoint-Viewer-2007/3000-18483_4-10742145.html

Install that and reboot.
Then open the email again and it will automatically open with Powerpoint Viewer. Or it will ask you what program you want to open it with, and you click the PowerPoint Viewer .exe icon, and tick the 'Always open with this Program?' box.

Good Luck and Season's Greetings to you!

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