Open PPT files

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    Microsoft PowerPoint 97 To 2003 Presentation Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PPT 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 PPT file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PPT file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PPT file?

The ending PPT denotes an editable slideshow (presentation) of the presentation PowerPoint PowerPoint by Microsoft. The file extension was used from versions 97 to 2003. As of 2007, the default version is pptx for the new format.

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A PPT file can contain not only formatted text, lists, images, videos but also music and Excel spreadsheets, which are divided into boards, slides or slides. In addition, many elements can be animated or fade in and out, as well as with different effects. PPT files can also contain macros. These macros may contain malicious code, so you should run a virus scan before running them and always install the latest security updates for Microsoft Office.

PPT files contain a proprietary BIFF (Binary File Format) format, which can be read and stored by numerous programs.

Programs which can open a PPT file

How to open file with PPT extension?

In order to open a file with PPT extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PPT 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 PPT files, follow the instructions below.
Install PowerPoint or other program from the list

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

Set PowerPoint as the default program for opening PPT 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 PPT 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 PPT files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • PPT 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 PPT files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PPT 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)

Possible conversions of PPT file

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