File Extension PPS

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


A PPS file is a Powerpoint Slide Show, so a PowerPoint slideshow. The PPS format is the standard presentation format of Microsoft PowerPoint version 97 - 2003. With the 2007 version, Microsoft has introduced the new ppsx format. Of course you can also read PPS files with the new program versions.

Just like a ppt file, a PPS file contains slides that contain images, text, animation, and audio, among other things. A PPS file differs mainly in two things from ppt. On the one hand, it is not editable and on the other hand, if a program for displaying PowerPoint files is installed, the slideshow starts immediately.

This makes the PPS format ideal for presentations. In addition, there are converters that can convert PPS files into a executable (.Exe) file or various movie formats, such as Flash, avi or MP4. These files can then be started immediately and do not require an installed PowerPoint program. For the film formats, of course, a player is required. In general, all programs that can read ppt files can also handle PPS files.

Programs which can open a PPS file

How to open a PPS file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PPS file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a PPS file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support PPS files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PPS file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PPS files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with PPS there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the PPS file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the PPS file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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