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Pps Attachments On Outlook Express


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#1 Ladydreamrider

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 08:44 AM

I have powerpoint reader 2003 on my computer, but I can't open pps attachments from my outlook express e-mail. I get an error message that tells me I make an associated file using Folder Options in the Control Panel. I've gone into the control panel to do this, I don't have a clue where to go. I look in file types and pps is there so how do I associate it with the attached file?
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#2 jgweed

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 09:23 AM

Here is an easy way. Download the presentation file onto your hard drive.
Then follow the instructions here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40808/how-to-change-which-application-opens-your-pictures/

While the instructions are for image file types, you can look for your PPt reader in step 2. The result should be that the PP reader will automatically be used to open any powerpoint file.
Hope this solves your problem.
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Posted 16 September 2006 - 05:55 AM

I have this same exact problem with XP home edition. Being computer challenged, I'm not sure what you mean by right clicking on any image file. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 01:36 PM

Go to where ever the file is located on your hard drive. Place the cursor over the icon that is to the left of the file name (so the file is highlighted). Use the right side of your mouse and click it (press down on it). The result should be a pop down menu with various choices. You would want "Properties" which is usually at the bottom of the menu.
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Posted 16 September 2006 - 05:39 PM

right now the email with the pps attachment is sitting in my mailbox. when I right click the icon next to the attachment, properties does not come up on the drop-down menu. Do i need to save the attachment first? Thanks, suej

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:45 PM

Yes,you have to Save it first.
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:24 AM

I followed all your instructions from the very beginning and I think it will work except with this attachment it now says its not a powerpoint file, it has .eml behind the name, so I'll wait for another email that has a powerpoint attachment. But thanks for all your help, I'm sure the next one will open. suej

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 05:36 AM

I just found another email in my mailbox with an attachment that said .pps in the name. I saved it to my hard drive and followed your instructions in previous replies here. when I went to open it, instead of .pps it had .eml and I got the message powerpoint viewer couldn't open it because it's not a powerpoint file. Any suggestions? The box was checked to always open this kind of file with powerpoint viewer. In fact, it was greyed out so I couldn't change it anyway. thanks, suej




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