PowerPoint Viewer 2007

By Padraig39
Mar 16, 2007
  1. Installed PP Viewer 2007 on machine using Windows XP; use Outlook Express for email. Any .pps file I receive by email refuses to play automatically. The message says I am to go to Folder Options and add an association for the file. I have done that 36 (well, nearly) times. No go.

    If I save the .pps file, then play it, PP Viewer works just fine.

    Help! :hotbounce
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    What happens when you check the box "Always use the selected program to open this type of file"?
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    These are the bullet points from here HERE

    1.There is a quick fix HERE that will probably work with 2007


    2.Right click on the file and select "Open With" from the pop-up menu

    Select "Choose Program"Locate the program(.exe file) you want Windows to use
    to open files of this type and select it

    Put a checkmark next to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file".
    Click OK


    3.Edit the Open action for the file association directly
    (file names may vary) -

    Use Windows Explorer to locate a PowerPoint PPT file.

    From the menu bar, choose Tools, Folder Options

    In the Options dialog box, click the File Types tab

    Scroll through the Registered File Types list to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and double-click it.

    In the resulting Edit File Type dialog box, double-click Open in the Actions list.

    In the text box labeled Application used to perform action, you should see
    "X:\abc\def\PowerPnt.EXE" "%1" or similar

    where X:\abc\def\ represents the full path to the folder where PowerPnt.EXE is located. If you don't know the exact path, use the Browse button and locate PowerPnt.EXE.

    The quote marks should be entered exactly as shown.

    One set of quotes around the path to PowerPnt.EXE, another set around "%1"

    Click OK and/or Close until you're back in Windows Explorer.

    Now try doubleclicking the problem PowerPoint file again.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    save yourself the trouble and download openoffice.org

    it will open power point and it is free.
    plus you can do everything MS office can also.
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