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Windows 7: Can't open Power Point presentations

17 Aug 2012   #1
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 
Can't open Power Point presentations

I will occasionally get a power point attachment and cannot open it. I have my associations set to Microsoft's Power Point software. I have also tried changing the association to Open Office's Impress and this doesn't work as well. Any suggestions


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17 Aug 2012   #2
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Okay, first off, which version of PowerPoint are you using? Also, in which software/webpage do you get the attachment? Outlook? Thunderbird? Hotmail? Gmail?
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17 Aug 2012   #3
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I. using Power Point 7.0. The attachment occurs in Thunderbird. OK?
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17 Aug 2012   #4
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

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18 Aug 2012   #5
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I tried the URLs that you suggested but I got a 404 error. Does the URL contain an error?
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18 Aug 2012   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
I tried the URLs that you suggested but I got a 404 error. Does the URL contain an error?
Yes, those links are messed up.
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19 Aug 2012   #7
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

Do you have corrected links?
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19 Aug 2012   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
Do you have corrected links?
Sorry, I have no idea what he was linking to.

Have you tried using something like this?

Download: PowerPoint Viewer - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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19 Aug 2012   #9
Retiredbill

Win7, home premium, 64 bit
 
 

I am currently using Microsoft's Power Point Viewer, version 7.0. The attachments come in Thunderbird. The first response I got included 2 links and I have tried both. They are: http//www.winhelponline.com/blog/unable-to-open-pps-ppt-from-windows-mail-or-wlm/ and http://windowscp.mvps.org/ppsopen.htm
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19 Aug 2012   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Retiredbill View Post
I am currently using Microsoft's Power Point Viewer, version 7.0. The attachments come in Thunderbird. The first response I got included 2 links and I have tried both. They are: http//www.winhelponline.com/blog/unable-to-open-pps-ppt-from-windows-mail-or-wlm/ and http://windowscp.mvps.org/ppsopen.htm
Those links still don't work, there are more than one type of file associated with

powerpoint, .pps; .ppt; and others, have you confirmed that the file extension of

what you are trying to open is correctly associated with powerpoint viewer?

Option two of this tutorial,

Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
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