File Extension PPT
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PPT File Extension Description
What is File Extension .PPT?
The proprietary presentation format, the .ppt file extension, is popularly identified with Microsoft Office PowerPoint, which is a component of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. The .ppt file represents both the presentation and slide show.
Although normally associated with MS Office PowerPoint, there are other programs known to be capable of creating the same format including StarOffice, a competing productivity suite. A few other third party applications are also capable of reading the file extension .ppt, but not modifying it; these are known as PowerPoint viewers.
Viewing .PPT File Types
Microsoft has recently released a PowerPoint viewer for the .ppt file extension. The .ppt file extension can be viewed in many handheld devices, which are known as smart phones, and which have a mobile version of the PowerPoint viewer installed.
The .ppt file extension is commonly composed of text, graphics, and even audio and video files, which are embedded within the slides. However, there are instances wherein macroinstructions or macros are also stored within the file. The macros contained within the file extension .ppt, are intended for the extended functionality of the Office PowerPoint application, to the purposes of creating a more efficient presentation.
Not all .ppt file extension are the same, for example, a PowerPoint presentation that embeds clip arts from older versions of the software applications will not be opened by the newer edition of the program. In essence, if the .ppt extension is created with Office 2000 clip arts in them, the Office PowerPoint 2003 will not allow the user to access the document. However, some third party applications may allow usage for older versions.
The file extension .ppt is also deployed under the Mac OS Operating System.
If .PPT files wont open on your computer then follow these steps:
- Make sure you have one of the programs above installed. If you do and .PPT files still wont open then proceed to step two below.
- Also make sure Windows is set to open .PPT files with the appropriate program. The easiest way to do this is to download Filecure and then select the manage tab on the left. This feature is available free in the Filecure application.
- If the problem persists then download Filecure if you haven't already, and Click the big green "Start Scan" Button. It takes about 30 seconds to scan your computer for all file extension associations. Once the scan is finished you will see if any problems are detected. If so then Click the Green "Fix Now" Button.
- Try to open your .PPT File again, The problem should be fixed.
If you still have issues with this file, please click the Ask a Question button at the top right corner of this page.
- Common Path:
C:\ Program Files\ Microsoft Office\ OFFICE\
- Associated Applications:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint
Additional PPT File Info:
Microsoft Corporation , PPT File Created by: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/default.aspx
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