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Windows 7: Will Free Power Point Viewer work in Win7 64-bit

03 Jan 2012   #1
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Will Free Power Point Viewer work in Win7 64-bit

Hi,

Does anyone know if the free Microsoft Power Point Viewer will work in Win7 Pro 64-bit? If it would, what version and where can I download it from?

I have tried Googling it but the more I Google the more confused I get.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever


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03 Jan 2012   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Get the latest version here:

Download: PowerPoint Viewer - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

  • This download works with presentations created in the following Microsoft Office programs:
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 97
Jim
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04 Jan 2012   #3
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Morning Phone Man,

I appreciate the link. However, after downloading and installing the program, it wouldn't open any of my .pps files, including those that I had saved from when I was using WinXP.

When I tried to open the program with 'PowerViewer.exe' I got the PowerPoint message in the enclosed attachment.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever


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04 Jan 2012   #4
marsmimar

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Is the viewer designated as the default program to open the pps files?

Open With - Change Default Program
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04 Jan 2012   #5
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

marsmimar,

At the timne of my post I had OpenOffice 3.1 set to open .pps files because I didn't have Power Point.

However, I just made PowerPoint the default program to open .pps files and I got the same message from Power Point as I had previously when I selected it to open the files one at a time.

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever
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05 Jan 2012   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

After you installed it, does it show up in the Start Menu?
It looks like it is trying to use the install file you downloaded to open the files. Look for "PPTVIEW.EXE" as this is the file to open the viewer and that is where you should point the PPS files to open.
Yes it is in caps, I am not shouting.

Jim
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05 Jan 2012   #7
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Phone Man,

No ... it is not found in the Start Menu. If I click on 'All Programs' it shows a 'Microsoft Power Point Viewer'. Clicking on that takes me to the folder where all my .pps files are located.

2harts4ever
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05 Jan 2012   #8
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2harts4ever View Post
Phone Man,

No ... it is not found in the Start Menu. If I click on 'All Programs' it shows a 'Microsoft Power Point Viewer'. Clicking on that takes me to the folder where all my .pps files are located.

2harts4ever
That's what I meant by the Start Menu. Does it open your .pps files from there?

Jim
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05 Jan 2012   #9
2harts4ever

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Ooops ... sorry about my misunderstanding. But ... no ... it doesn't open my .pps files. It takes me to them but when I try to open them I get the viewer message I posted earlier.

2harts4ever
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05 Jan 2012   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

OK, I think your .pps are still pointing to the wrong program. Go to Start Menu and in the Search box enter PPTVIEW.EXE (all caps) and when it finds that file right click on it and select "open file location" and then write down the path. Then select any .pps file and right click and chose "open with". Then you need to browse to the PPTVIEW.EXE file and select it.

Jim
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