File Extension PPT

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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.


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.

Programs which can open a PPT file

How to open a PPT file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the PPT 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 PPT 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 PPT files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a PPT file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all PPT files.

Other issues

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

- verify that the PPT 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 PPT 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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