How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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I recently downloaded a PowerPoint show file from the internet. I want to edit the contents and make my own PowerPoint. How do I do this? When I double click it the PowerPoint show runs without opening it inside Microsoft PowerPoint.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93083

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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PowerPoint Show files end with a PPS extension. When you double click, it immediately opens up PowerPoint and starts the slide show immediately. Can you right click the file and check if there is a "edit" option?

Answered By 290 points N/A #93084

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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I right clicked the PPS file. But I can not see a menu option to "edit". Please help.

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93085

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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Well in reality a PPS file is actually a PPT file with the file extension changed. I checked it out. I created a PPS file, changed the file extension back to PPT, double clicked it and then it opened up in edit mode. I found an old post on the web that stated it. Even I did not know about this!

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #93086

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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TekGirl, you are amazing! Even I did not know that a PPS is actually a PPT file renamed! Thank you for the pointer!

 

Answered By 290 points N/A #93087

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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Thank you TekGirl for the advice. But how do you rename the file to PPT? I can't seem to be able to do it on my computer. When I right click the file and select "rename" it only allows me to change the name but not the file extension!

 

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How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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A PowerPoint show is the actual presentation that you view, when you are a member of the audience. A PowerPoint presentation file is the working file in the creation stage. When you receive a PowerPoint file, whether over the company network, or as an email attachment, you can tell from the file extension whether this is a show file or a presentation file.

The show file (the end product) has a file extension of .ppsx (versions 2007 and 2010) or .pps (versions 2003 and earlier) on the end of the file name, such as myshow.ppsx (or myshow.pps) while the presentation file (the working file) has a file extension of .pptx (or .ppt) on the end of the file name, such as myshow.pptx (or myshow.ppt).

Sometimes, you want to make a few subtle changes to the finished product, but all you have received from your colleague is the myshow.ppsx file. When you double click on the file name, it opens up as a PowerPoint show. How do you edit it?

  1. Method One: Edit in PowerPoint

    • Open PowerPoint.
    • Choose File > Open and locate the myshow.ppsx (or myshow.pps) file on your computer.
    • Edit the presentation.

      • To continue editing at a later date, choose File > Save As… to save the file as a regular presentation file (.pptx or .ppt).
      • Or, choose File > Save to save it once again as a PowerPoint show.
  2. Method Two: Change the file extension of the PowerPoint show

    • Right click on the file name, and choose Rename from the shortcut menu.
    • Change the file extension from .ppsx to .pptx (or from .pps to .ppt)
    • Double click on the new filename and it will open in PowerPoint as a working presentation file.

You need to enable viewing of file extensions in your Windows Explorer. For security reasons, Windows Explorer hides the extension part of a known file. Known files are file associations created in the registry by installed programs in the computer. You need to turn off this setting. Double click my computer.

  • Then select the "Tools" menu.
  • Select "Folder Options".
  • From the dialog box, select the "View" Tab.
  • Scroll down and you will see a check box next to "Hide File Extensions of Known Types".
  • Un-check it and press "OK".

After doing the above you will now see the file extension for you to rename. I have attached a screenshot to help you.

Answered By 290 points N/A #93089

How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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Thank you TekGirl. It worked! You people are really marvelous! You solved my problem in less than an hour to spare! Thank You again!

 

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How do I edit a PowerPoint Show File?

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A PowerPoint show is the actual presentation that you view, when you are a member of the audience. A PowerPoint presentation file is the working file in the creation stage. When you receive a PowerPoint file, whether over the company network, or as an email attachment, you can tell from the file extension whether this is a show file or a presentation file.

The show file (the end product) has a file extension of .ppsx (versions 2007 and 2010) or .pps (versions 2003 and earlier) on the end of the file name, such as myshow.ppsx (or myshow.pps) while the presentation file (the working file) has a file extension of .pptx (or .ppt) on the end of the file name, such as myshow.pptx (or myshow.ppt).

Sometimes, you want to make a few subtle changes to the finished product, but all you have received from your colleague is the myshow.ppsx file. When you double click on the file name, it opens up as a PowerPoint show. How do you edit it?

  1. Method One: Edit in PowerPoint

    • Open PowerPoint.
    • Choose File > Open and locate the myshow.ppsx (or myshow.pps) file on your computer.
    • Edit the presentation.

      • To continue editing at a later date, choose File > Save As… to save the file as a regular presentation file (.pptx or .ppt).
      • Or, choose File > Save to save it once again as a PowerPoint show.
  2. Method Two: Change the file extension of the PowerPoint show

    • Right click on the file name, and choose Rename from the shortcut menu.
    • Change the file extension from .ppsx to .pptx (or from .pps to .ppt)
    • Double click on the new filename and it will open in PowerPoint as a working presentation file.

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