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Windows 7: pps files no longer open as slide show

07 Apr 2010   #1
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 
pps files no longer open as slide show

I'm not sure when or what happened but pps files no longer open as full screen slide shows with PowerPoint 2003. When I click to open a pps file, PowerPoint opens and shows the slides in the "slide" view but that is only with PowerPoint open. I did a "detect and repair" and that didn't do anything.

I've googled this and didn't come up with a fix.


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07 Apr 2010   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Hmm. I dont have 2003, I have 2007 and in this one, there is an option when you do a save-as to save the pps as a show so it always opens as a slideshow. Is this an option for you if you click save-as?
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07 Apr 2010   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

That's not the problem. The problem is existing pps files do not open as a slide show, when they used to.
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07 Apr 2010   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Yes firebird. I was suggesting to try and re-save it and do a save-as to get the file type selection so you could choose (Powerpoint Show) *.pps

Can you do this an see if it fixes the problem?

I would hate to think you have to re-save all of your powerpoint files.....

Whenever there is an update to Office, things get hairy. Did you recently upgrade to 2003? if so, from what version of Office?
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07 Apr 2010   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

This is not a new or upgraded install. I've had Office 2003 installed on Vista and now Windows 7 since December.

Resaving as a Powerpoint show didn't make any difference, it still does not open as a slide show. This is on a pps file that used to open as a slide show.
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07 Apr 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Sorry Fireberd. I use 07 so I am not familiar with 2003. I was just trying to think of anything that I know of that might help. wierd that re-saving as a show didn't allow it to pop up....I googled lots of stuff and have not found anything similar to your problem. Sorry again. I hope it get resolved.
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07 Apr 2010   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Out of curiosity, I downloaded the PP Viewer 07 and that works properly. That is not the real fix, as it worked properly with the full PP 03.
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10 Apr 2010   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Anyone else have any suggestions to get PP 2003 working again where it will open pps files as a slide show?
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10 Apr 2010   #9
mitchell65

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

Hi Firebird
I have just found one of my old pps files, loaded it to a USB stick and put in in my Win 7 machine and it plays as a screenshot. Leads me tothink that there might be a small corruption in you pps file. Have you another pps file that you could try. I would be will to upload my pps to a server for you to download and try if you wish. We might succeed here using a process of eliminytaion (I can't even spell "elimination")
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10 Apr 2010   #10
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I've tried several pps files that I have, that previously worked the way they should (as a slide show) with PP 2003 so it's not a pps file corruption. As I also noted using the PP Viewer 2007 works OK. 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.

Using the 2007 Viewer works but it's not the answer to the problem.
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