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Can't open Powerpoint files

By lloyd ·
I got an error message when I tried to open a Powerpoint files on my
computer. It said "Powerpoint can't open the type of file represented by
document.ppt". If I open it on other computer, it works fine. And I have
even uninstalled and reinstalled the program, but it didn't help at all.
Can someone help me to solve this?

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by twick In reply to Can't open Powerpoint fil ...

Perhaps this is too obvious, but which version of PowerPoint was used to create the file and which version is being used to attempt to open it? For example, Powerpoint 97 won't open a PowerPoint 2000 file.

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by Tony Hogan In reply to Can't open Powerpoint fil ...

First answer is dead-on. Microsoft has a PPT viewer that I think will allow you to at least view it [if you do indeed have PP97 vs PP2000]. Best bet - on the machine that opens it, check the Powerpoint version and service pack level [Help/About]. I know they also releases some service releases for Powerpoint [but it shouldn't have caused something like this but who knows with MS].

-tony

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by dmiles In reply to Can't open Powerpoint fil ...

This error occurs if the document is open in Word at the same time you try to import it into PowerPoint
Close the document in Word before you use it as the outline for a presentation or try In Word, choose Send to from the File menu, and choose Microsoft PowerPoint from the submenu
read KB article Q212499

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Can't open Powerpoint fil ...

The only program in Office2000 that uses a different file format is Access - all others are 100% backward compatible (no changes at all to file format). PPT created in 2000 will open perfectly in 97 (I do it all the time). Check your file associations (Windows Explorer / View / File Types).

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