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Convert pps to ppt?

 
03-11-06
Nigel
 
Convert pps to ppt?

Is there any way of converting a pps Slide Show file back to ppt PowerPoint presentation file?


 
07-11-06
Doctor
 
Location: UK
Posts: 485

Yes quite simple.

Rather than double clicking on the pps file, go into PowerPoint and then File> Open and then open the file.

As long as it has not been protected you should be able to open and edit it.


 
28-06-07
Guest
 

It really works! Thank you.


 
13-09-07
Guest
 
Powerpoint

It really works. Thankyou


 
20-09-07
Guest
 

Thanks for your help.


 
23-09-07
ericcxu
 
Posts: 1

Renaming .pps to .ppt works for me.


 
16-10-07
Guest
 
Thanks DOC

Hey i was looking for a way to convert pps to ppt and had downloaded all kinds of converters none of which worked...only to stumble on this...thanks alot Doc


 
23-10-07
Guest
 

Amazingly simple and helpful........

Was looking for some s/w that can help me......but was not able to find anything....... thanks man


 
28-10-07
John Wilson
 
Posts: 296

Just to add Doc's method always works (unless there's a password) renaming no longer works in the latest version.

You can also right click the pps icon and choose "NEW"
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08-01-08
Guest
 
Hello

Is there any way to protect my PPS that it cannot be opened in PPT format?


 
08-01-08
John Wilson
 
Posts: 296

You can add a modify password in versions from XP

When you save as check out the "Tools" dropdown. It's in a different place in 2003 / 2007 but you should find it easily
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20-01-08
moon
 

thanks, it really works!


 
31-01-08
Guest
 
Thank You

Haha, Thank you... 5 years in IT and i just now know how change the pps to ppt... XD


 
09-02-08
Guest
 
Omg... Thank You..

I just rename to .ppt and it Works , Thanks ErickXU

:P


 
24-02-08
Guest
 

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx man you are my prof from today


 
04-03-08
Guest
 
thanks

cool it works


 
28-03-08
Guest
 
Awesome!

Saved me a whole pile of trouble! Thanks so much!


 
04-04-08
Guest
 

Thanks for the tip!!! (I meant to rename it as ppt but I have not figured out yet with Vista).


 
25-04-08
plattyspics
 
Posts: 4

The simple ways of doing things really are the best - when you know how - Thanks


 
26-05-08
Guest
 
Thanks a lot

Its working fine


 
11-06-08
Guest
 
pps to ppt running on vista

i have vista and it does not give me to option to change the file extn, please help. Is there any other way to change pps to ppt ?


 
12-06-08
John Wilson
 
Posts: 296

This should work in Vista too. To see the file extension you must first go to Control Panel > Folder Options > View and UNTICK Hide extensions for known file types.

Ignore the warning message when you change the extension, .ppt amd .pps are identical files

IMHO it is much safer to open PowerPoint > File Open (the .pps) and then resave as a .ppt I have seen many people produce filename.pps.ppt files by mistake.

Also in version 2007 just changing the name will NOT work. although the .ppsx and .pptx are the same there's a security check built in which checks the extension against the actual file type and it will fail. The File open > resave method above will still work.
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12-06-08
Guest
 

thanks alot for your help


 
23-06-08
James Kruythoff
 
convert pps to ppt

Thank you very much; your tip worked perfectly


 
27-06-08
Vinu
 
.pps to ppt

thanks it works


 
28-06-08
babar
 
pps to ppt

Thanx a lot doc!!!
U know i wasted precious time to find a solution..and so simple was the answer that i'm blushing.. U R MY HERO!!!




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