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Windows 7: Opening .pps attachment

14 Aug 2010   #11
A Guy

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Thank You. I went into "K_KEYclasses_ROOT and found.pps which takes me to PowerPointViewer.Slideshow.8, not 11, and then shellnew, not shell, but don`t know from there. Am i on the right track?
Scroll much farther down to the key I mentioned, PowerPointViewer, not the file type near the top. A Guy
A Guy, if this person doesn't even know how to associate a file with the proper program than he doesn't need to be messing around in the registry. Even I get nervous doing it, and I know my way around it pretty well. It is very easy for someone who has no clue what they are doing to really screw something up.
Petey, I'll let you handle this thread then, I'm out... A Guy


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14 Aug 2010   #12
jameson

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Scroll much farther down to the key I mentioned, PowerPointViewer, not the file type near the top. A Guy
A Guy, if this person doesn't even know how to associate a file with the proper program than he doesn't need to be messing around in the registry. Even I get nervous doing it, and I know my way around it pretty well. It is very easy for someone who has no clue what they are doing to really screw something up.
Petey, I'll let you handle this thread then, I'm out... A Guy
Thank You A guy, you seem to be making sense, i prefer if you handle this thread.
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14 Aug 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

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jameson, AGuy and Petey are both very smart people. I think you would do well to get both their inputs. They show you completely different methods - either one will work. But you may feel more comfy with one of the methods. I could give you a third method, but I will refrain from mixing things up. You know the old saying:" Too many cooks ..."
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14 Aug 2010   #14
jameson

Windows 7
 
 
opening .pps attachment

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jameson, AGuy and Petey are both very smart people. I think you would do well to get both their inputs. They show you completely different methods - either one will work. But you may feel more comfy with one of the methods. I could give you a third method, but I will refrain from mixing things up. You know the old saying:" Too many cooks ..."
Replies to my posts 2 and 11 are full of impatience. I asked a question to find out what to do and to learn. I wouldn`t be asking if i already knew, would i ?. This is not about smart people it`s about someone being able to put you on the right track. I said i couldn`t find what to change. In regard to the registry i am very careful not to change something i`m not sure of and thought AGuy had pointed me in the right direction and i am still checking that. Your`e right, it can happen "too many cooks can spoil the broth".
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14 Aug 2010   #15
jameson

Windows 7
 
 
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Welcome to Seven Forums jameson. This small registry change should do it:

For .PPS files

Start> Type regedit and press ENTER

Navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ PowerPointViewer.SlideShow.11 \ shell \ Show

Right-click Show and click Rename

Type the word Open so that Show is replaced by Open

You may have to repeat the above steps in this key, as well:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ PowerPointViewer.SlideShow.12 \ shell \ Show

After changing Show to Open, close Registry Editor window.

See if that works for you. A Guy
Thank You, i have done all of the above successfully, but the .pps files won`t open directly/automatically with those settings in place. I still, in Windows 7, have to open Powerpoint first, and then open the .pps file. I went to Start>Default Programs>Set Associations but "Powerpoint is not in there to change to. (See attached).


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14 Aug 2010   #16
A Guy

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When you want to find the program from this screen shot

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Click on Browse in lower right. Navigate to the C:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 folder and choose the powerpoint exe. That should set the association. A Guy


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14 Aug 2010   #17
jameson

Windows 7
 
 

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When you want to find the program from this screen shot

Attachment 91273

Click on Browse in lower right. Navigate to the C:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 folder and choose the powerpoint exe. That should set the association. A Guy
Thank You that`s great, the above worked. In mine it was Microsoft office 12 and PPTview. Now i just click on the file and it opens directly. Cheers-
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14 Aug 2010   #18
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

PPTView is not Powerpoint. It is the Powerpoint viewer (can't edit presentations). If you don't have the full Powerpoint program, that explains the root of the problem.
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14 Aug 2010   #19
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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When you want to find the program from this screen shot

Attachment 91273

Click on Browse in lower right. Navigate to the C:\program files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 folder and choose the powerpoint exe. That should set the association. A Guy
Thank You that`s great, the above worked. In mine it was Microsoft office 12 and PPTview. Now i just click on the file and it opens directly. Cheers-
You're welcome, glad we could help. A Guy
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15 Aug 2010   #20
jameson

Windows 7
 
 
opening .pps attachment

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PPTView is not Powerpoint. It is the Powerpoint viewer (can't edit presentations). If you don't have the full Powerpoint program, that explains the root of the problem.
It`s set to Powerpoint viewer and works. The download gave me the full Powerpoint program as far as i know, i can`t see where it would give anything else.
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