Open PPA files

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    Microsoft PowerPoint 97 To 2003 Add-in Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PPA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PPA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PPA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PPA file?

The extension PPA denotes an AddIn for the presentation software Microsoft PowerPoint. The PPA files include VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and can be loaded at the start of PowerPoint.

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AddIns extend PowerPoint with additional features, such as new features or the ability to run macros. The addins can be created by the user or come from other developers.

PPA files from unknown sources should be scanned for antivirus software.

Programs which can open a PPA file

How to open file with PPA extension?

In order to open a file with PPA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PPA file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PPA files, follow the instructions below.
Install PowerPoint or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PPA files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PPA files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PPA files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set PowerPoint as the default program for opening PPA files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PPA files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the PowerPoint applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where PowerPoint has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PPA files

Sometimes problems with opening PPA files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PPA files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PPA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PPA file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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