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