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Solved: Can't open .pps files with Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by BIGALX58, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    My laptop came with a trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. After the 60 day trial period expired, I installed the latest version of Open Office. I believe that .pps files should work with Open Office(?) Ever since I uninstalled Microsoft Office, I have not been able to open .pps files in my Windows Mail emails because I need to 'create a file association'. I tried to do that, but the pps extensions are not listed. What should I do so that I can open .pps files in my emails? My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium. Thanks.
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Select one of the PPS files, right mouse, open with, browse to Open Office, select it, select Always use this program ....., OK your way out.
     
  3. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    I did what you suggested, but Open Office begins to show that file right away... 'imports the power point' is what appears at the bottom of the screen.
    When I go back to the email, I get the same message as before and the pps file won't open. I did find the .pps extension in Set Associations and it does indicate that Open Office is the program to open .pps files. I hope that I didn't mess things up somehow.
     
  4. HalTrout

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    PPS should be associated with Powerpoint
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Well, not really. They just need to be associated with something that knows how to interpret a PowerPoint presentation, such as Open Office.

    Al:

    Follow
    this link

    And see if there is a "Show" open in the PPT file type. If not, add it but use the path to Open Office which you should find under "Open".
     
  6. BIGALX58

    BIGALX58 Thread Starter

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    I updated Open Office and made sure that it handled all of the MS Office files like .pps, .doc and .xls....and it appears that did the trick...the .pps files in my emails open!! Thanks for your time and concern.
     
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