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Pps my daughter has windows xp and cant open the pps she receives anymore she use to be able to but now it seems like somethings missing , could it be she needs to download WORD or another, please help us...thanks a lot

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Re: pps

You can also download a powerpoint viewer from Microsoft here:

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Re: pps

Hi juliette,

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

thank you..for using fixya

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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