Open PRE files

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

What is PRE file?

The extension prs identifies a presentation of the presentation software Lotus Freelance Graphics. This file extension was only used by the version for the OS / 2 operating system.

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A prs file can contain, in addition to formatted text, lists, images, graphics, media, and spreadsheets, broken down into slides, slides, or slides.

Originally developed by Lotus Corporation, Lotus Freelance Graphics was a very popular application as part of Lotus SmartSuite in the 1990s. IBM acquired Lotus in 1995 and integrated the software into its own products. IBM Lotus SmartSuite is still available in version 9.8.

Older versions of Microsoft PowerPoint can read the format.

Programs which can open a PRE file

How to open file with PRE extension?

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

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

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

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

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