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#1 Osprey100


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Posted 25 November 2007 - 11:50 PM

I created several .ppt presentations, and had no problem opening, editing, etc.
Now when I try to view some of the files with Viewer 2003 and/or Viewer 2007, I get an error message telling me they are not a .ppt files. I get the same message with some of my .pps files. When I open the "properties" box, it shows the files a .ppt/.pps files. The only thing I have done with these files is change the names from .ppt to .pps and back, and burned some of the files to CD-R/RW discs.
Can anyone suggest what the trouble may be, and how to correct it?

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#2 tajsimmons


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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:17 PM

Osprey100 (Tom),

My guess is that when you renamed the files, your computer was not set to show the 3 letter extension. So you may have ended us with a double extension.

e.g. mypresentation.ppt.pps

I'm also guessing that this is causing your computer to not to know what to do with the files.

I suggest telling your computer to show you the full extension... by doing this.

If that does not work and you still cannot access your files... then see this

Recovering a corrupt presentation

TAJ Simmons

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