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Some pps/ppt files can not be opened-Win 7, Office 2003

February 1, 2013 at 04:40:53
Specs: Windows 7

Only some pps (ppt) files - downloaded from mail attachment - can not be opened on PC with Win 7 and office 2003 (it is asking for parole to open). The same file can be opened on a PC with Win XP.


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#1
February 1, 2013 at 05:01:24

Do both comps have Adobe installed?

Do both comps have E-Books installed?


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#2
February 1, 2013 at 10:38:49

Are the PowerPoint files created with a newer version of the Microsoft Office Suite, IE. Office 2007 or 2010? If so, they may not be backwards compatible.

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#3
February 4, 2013 at 03:08:20

The both comps have Adobe installed and MS Office 2003.

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#4
February 4, 2013 at 03:21:52

The bots PC have MS Office 2003.
I have tried on PC with Win7, PowerPoint-Viewer-2007 and still not working. I will try with other new viewer...I have tried also KingSoftOffice-ppt - the same...
The problem is the same after downloading pps and after converting to ppt.

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#5
February 4, 2013 at 03:22:32

Do both comps have E-Books installed?

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#6
February 4, 2013 at 04:27:19

Try downloading openoffice.org (free download) and see if it can open it. If it can, you may also be given a few options if you try to resave it (save as) in a more compatible format (I know that Openoffice Writer offers a few versions of Word like Word '97/XP, Word 2003, etc. as well as other text document formats).
http://www.openoffice.org/

The difference may be in that the one installation of Office may have a compatibility patch installed without you realizing it. This patch may be available on MS Office site and/or through Windows Update under the optional updates.

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#7
February 19, 2013 at 03:03:40

I have not tried yet the openoffice.org. But I wont to add some details of the problem:
So with the same MS Office 2003 on both PC: one with Win XP and the other one with Win 7 Professional, the same pps is opening on PC with Win HP but it cannot be opened on PC with Win 7. It appears the window that asks for a parole.
If I convert the pps file to ppt file on PC with Win HP an a try to open this ppt file, appears the window that ask for parole, but there is a button with the option to "open as read only". Pressing this button, the ppt file is opening.
I think this and other pps are some how encrypted and can be modified only if are opened with a parole (is a read only document). What I'm not understanding is why on PC with Win 7 it cannot open the pps and ptt (converted) doc. (for ppt file, did not appear the option to open as read only; it ask only for parole!). The problem still remained even after I have re-installed the same MS Office 2003. I think is a problem of the Operating System (Win 7), not a problem of MS Office.
I give up! I can solve the problem with the old PC with Win HP....
I thank you for the advices.

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#8
February 19, 2013 at 05:36:52

Try using gmail and see if it reads the pps files. I think it will open them fine.

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