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Unable To Open A Pps File (powerpoint)


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#1 epson

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:02 AM

This proble only happened tody. I am using Windows XP pro SP 3. I recieved a e-mail with an attatchment PPS, when I try to open I get a message saying unknown file type go to Control panal / folder option and create a file association. the file type is not in the list, when I try to browes for Microsoft PowerPoint in the list it is not there. PowerPoint is on my PC & can be run from Microsoft Office 2007 OK.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:43 AM

Have you opened Powerpoint...and then opened the file from within PP?

As for file associations...if PP is properly installed on your system, you should reflect a file association for .pps files. If one doesn't exist, it's easy to create one.

How to change file associations in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...p;product=winxp

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:18 AM

Assuming you were expecting an E-mail with a .ppt file attached, try saving it to your hard drive and then open it from there, once you have made certain the file association is correct.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the reply's Louis & John,

I had to create a 'new' file associaction 'PPS' & open with Microwsoft PowePoint exe.

This works to an extent but the PPS file still shows as 'Type unknown file type' however if I click on open file it boots up Microsoft Poerpoint, I then have to run the slide show (this was done automaticaly before today). I cannot find a 'open with Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show option in the program files for Office 2007.

Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:01 PM

Hello epson,

Maybe this will correct it:

In PowerPoint 2007, click the Office orb at the top-left corner of the window, then click the PowerPoint Options button at the bottom, then click Resources at the bottom of the column on the left, then click the Diagnose button to the right of "run Microsoft Office Diagnostics".

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hello epson,

Maybe this will correct it:

In PowerPoint 2007, click the Office orb at the top-left corner of the window, then click the PowerPoint Options button at the bottom, then click Resources at the bottom of the column on the left, then click the Diagnose button to the right of "run Microsoft Office Diagnostics".


Hi M.

Followed your instructions and it worked a treat!!!!

All back to normal now, don't know why it happened but glad i'm back up and running again.

Thanks to Louis, John & M

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:23 PM

In the past I've found that this has to do with installing the converters for previous versions of that Office program.
For example, the default format for a Powerpoint presentation in .pptx in Office 07 - but was .ppt in previous versions. Perhaps these converters weren't installed when Office was installed on your system? If not, rerun the Office 2007 installation and select the Custom or Advanced installation option - in there it'll give you the option for installing all sorts of converters.
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:36 AM

Thanks for the Info Usasma.




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