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Question: Convert pps to ppt?


Convert pps to ppt?

Here we have the question and answers to the question posed by some of our forum members.

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

Yes it’s 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.

Just to add, Doctor’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”

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

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

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

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.

 

Published On: 24th Oct 2015

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9 Comments
  1. Great! Thanks 4 this. Can’t be simpler than this!

    Chandanathil Geevan 3 Jan at 7:59 am
  2. thanks

    Anonymous 27 Jan at 3:25 pm
  3. Thanks

    LEs 7 Feb at 10:02 am
  4. Excellent, thanks for saving time and effort.!!! woo hoo.

    Anonymous 23 Feb at 11:31 pm
  5. THANKS so much. this was a lifesaver

    Anonymous 2 May at 3:29 pm
  6. thanks john wilson. your advise works as well even on windows 10! saves time.

    Great and im grateful.

    Pons 26 May at 11:09 pm
  7. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! BIG RELIEF!

    ELVIE 2 Jun at 1:58 pm
  8. Thank You

    Vineeta 7 Sep at 1:58 pm
  9. Thanks Doc

    Abdullahi 5 Feb at 1:24 pm
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