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    Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    A friend has Power Point viewer installed but when he tries to open a PPS file, nothing happens. He has uninstalled and reinstalled Power Point viewer. He has checked in FILE TYPES and PPS is configured to open with Power Point viewer. What can he do?

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    Re: Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    I'm not sure what version of PowerPoint you are using, but on my PC, with PowerPoint 2003 SP2, PPS files are configured to open with "Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show"

    The following screens show the configuration of my PC from Tools > Folder Options > File Types

    StuartR

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    Re: Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    PPS files are self contained slide show and require NO viewer. The PowerPoint Viewer is for viewing "PPT" type files.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    That's not quite true - .pps and .ppt files are identical, except that the .pps extension tells Windows to open the file directly in presentation mode instead of design mode.

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    Re: Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    Problem solved - had the fellow uninstall Power Point Viewer 2003 and install Power Point Viewer 97. All is working .Thanks to everyone for their input.

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    Re: Can not open PPS files (Win XP Home)

    My error <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>, I have always had Powerpoint or the viewer installed on every machine.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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