Open .ppsx Files In PowerPoint 2003

Writing by on Thursday, 16 of October , 2008 at 10:34 am

If you’re wondering about .pssx file extension – it’s a presentation saved using Powerpoint 2007.
To open it simply download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats and install it.

Then, Right click on the Document to open, Select Open With… and chose Microsoft Open XML Converter to view the contents of the file.

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Comment by German Ulloa

Made Monday, 19 of April , 2010 at 2:18 pm

If you are not using Microsoft products, you can download the OpenOffice Suite, which is 100% F R E E (no strings attached) at:

http://www.openoffice.org/

.ppsx files can be opened with the Presentation app, choosing Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 XML filter.. thats simple. I always save the PPT as standard presentation.. very cool!

OpenOffice has more than a hundred filters (the equivalent would be OPEN AS in Win), so you are completely OK using OpenOffice.

I used version 3.0 on April 18th 2010. This version includes Calc, Write, Presentation, Base, and Draw applications. The computer was an old Averatec 3500 with Windows Tablet… it run perfectly the file and OpenOffice. Later I will do a try on my 2010 Mac Pro…. just to let you know!

Another alternative is to download the 2007 Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer from Ms, at links like:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048DC840-14E1-467D-8DCA-19D2A8FD7485&displaylang=en

What I will advise everyone, is to SAVE AS an older version ,PPT or as a PDF which are more easy to open.

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