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Windows 7: pps files no longer open as slide show

10 Apr 2010   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
It's obviously a setting (or corruption) in PP 2003 but I can't find any setting that makes a difference and detect and repair didn't help.
But the fact that you have PP 2003 installed should not make a difference so even if you changed settings in the program it wouldn't affect this issue. The pps will run whether you have Powerpoint installed or not. All my pps files run Ok on my laptop that has no Microsoft programs installed at all let alone Powerpoint. The answer must be elsewhere. If your pps are not confidential how about loading one to a server for me to download and try? Will understand if you prefer not to.

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10 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 10 64 bit

The issue, again, is strictly an issue with PowerPoint 2003. Power Point presentation files (pps) MUST have a program associated with that file type that will display that file type, either PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer, Open Office equivalent program and possibly some other application. Up until recently (not sure exactly when) everything worked as it should. If I wanted to look at a pps "slide presentation" I could doubleclick on the file and it would be presented as a full screen slide show by PowerPoint 2003. Now, when I doubleclick on a pps file (that previously worked OK) PowerPoint 2003 opens and shows as "slide view". System Restore back to the earliest available Restore point did not fix the problem.
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18 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I know this thread is old but for what it's worth, I have the same problem.
However, I am running MS Office 2007.
It will not open any .pps file in slide show mode. It opens them in normal view mode.

I too have googled a lot. Everyone thinks it is how the file is saved but it seems like it is how the file is opened.
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19 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you resolve your issue regarding pps files not coming up in slide show mode?
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