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    Viewing PowerPoints in Internet Explorer (PowerPoint 2003)

    I created a PowerPoint presentation about a year ago and uploaded it to the Internet. When the appropriate link was clicked on, if I recall correctly, the viewer was able to watch the PowerPoint right inside the Internet Explorer Window (it would start playing automatically). Now when I go to that link, a dialogue opens up asking if I want to open or save the PowerPoint. How can I get the PowerPoint to open up and be viewed in Internet Explorer like before?

    Also, if the dialogue box appears asking viewers if they want to open or save the PowerPoint and they choose open, will they be able to view the PowerPoint if they donít have Microsoft PowerPoint? What if it just opens up in the browser like it used to? Does the user have to have PowerPoint installed to view it there?

    I suspect that the fact that some users will not have PowerPoint is a problem. What I am thus wondering is whether PowerPoint allows you to save a PPT as a Video file and if so, whether that video can be uploaded to YouTube to just watch as an ordinary video. I presume that anyone who has Internet Explorer can view videos on YouTube, and it wonít lead to some of the problems that may arise with PowerPoint (e.g., an occasional PowerPoint presentation not playing music).

    Thanks for any advice/feedback.

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    JMT

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    Re: Viewing PowerPoints in Internet Explorer (PowerPoint 2003)

    Point 1]
    Does <post:=295,963>post 295,963</post:> and replies help?

    Point 2]
    You can view PowerPoint files with just the viewer - see PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

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    Can't help - sorry!

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    Re: Viewing PowerPoints in Internet Explorer (PowerPoint 2003)

    Point 1:
    Regarding the post you pointed me to, on Windows Vista, Windows Explorer doesnít have a Files Types tab in the Tools/Folder Options dialogue. I only have General, View, and Search. How can I get to those settings on Vista?

    Regarding point 1, am I correct in pointing out that the issue is related not to my PowerPoint and its configurations, but rather, to the userís configurations on his/her computer?

    Also, I am confused as to why Jeffersonís suggestion was pointing to configurations in Windowís Explorer. Isnít the solution to be found in Internet Explorer (IE), since the link is in an IE browser and it is IE that decides whether to play the PowerPoint or to offer to open or save it?

    Point 2:
    If a person clicks on the link to open my PPT presentation, but does not have Microsoft PPT installed, will they get a message pointing them to this web site for this free download? If not, what will happen? Will they just get some general error message?

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    Re: Viewing PowerPoints in Internet Explorer (PowerPoint 2003)

    1) How a link to a PowerPoint file is opened on another user's computer depends on that user's settings, not on your settings.

    2) No, the user will just get an error message. You could place a link to the download site for the PowerPoint Viewer on your web page.

    3) See the links in <post:=716,382>post 716,382</post:>.

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    Re: Viewing PowerPoints in Internet Explorer (PowerPoint 2003)

    See Windows Vista File Associations Advanced Editing Management Tools - Tips & Tweaks for a list of tools you can use. Some are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and some cost <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>.

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