Solved How do I get PP to read e-mail

March 12, 2015 at 11:18:50
Specs: Windows 7
Rec'd e-mail with attached power point. Windows media player wants to open, of course it cannot. How do I get the power point reader to open this file? Windows media player is default.

Thanks for help.

Lornan


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March 13, 2015 at 15:39:10
Aha, that "Open With" was intended to be used on a saved file (not from email). Anyhow, if you are saying a saved pps file opens properly when you double click it then your problem is not to do with file associations but related to email.

What email program or service are you using?

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#1
March 12, 2015 at 11:38:44
I'm assuming you have the PowerPoint Viewer installed and not Office?

Open Windows Explorer
Locate a ppt or pptx file
Right-click
Open With
Browse to the Program executable
Check the box to always use that program to open those file types
Confirm the changes

You should then be able to open the Presentation in your PowerPoint viewer.


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#2
March 12, 2015 at 13:19:33
Also can do same thing by CTL-PNL --> Default Programs --> give MS Ofc PPT program/viewer all defaults; or, --> ...File Association... and link .ppt to your MS Ofc PPT program/viewer.

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#3
March 12, 2015 at 13:59:33
Followed instructions, Adobe reader comes up for viewer. Clicked browse, Microsoft Power Point doesn't show; checked all programs it is there; went to Control to see what programs are installed, it is there. Now, I saved the e-mail pps attached in my documents. Opened documents and it was listed and I could open it. I don't understand why it doesn't show when I browse.

Lornan


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#4
March 12, 2015 at 14:01:50
RolandJS: Followed your instructions, found pptx file, tried to open, browsed programs, MPPV is not listed.???

Lornan


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#5
March 12, 2015 at 15:06:37
Go to "Control Panel > Folder Options > View" and put the blob in "Show hidden files, folders and drives". Apply/OK your way out and EXE file extensions will become visible. I always leave that set (far better) but you can undo it later if you wish.

Use Windows Search for the file PPTVIEW.EXE and when you've found it right click the entry and jot down its location (full path). It might be worth going to Computer and following the path you jotted down to make sure you can find the PPTVIEW.EXE file (that gives confidence). Now repeat what was given in #1 but when using Browse use the location you jotted down in order to find the above EXE file.

You will need to do this using each power point file type you are interested in, including pps.

EDIT:
If the you can open a saved pps file when you double click it but not directly in email then the above associations are most likely already OK. In which case let us know what email program or service you are using.

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#6
March 12, 2015 at 17:06:53
re: You will need to do this using each power point file type you are interested in, including pps.

The OP is going to be busy. ;-)

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potm – PowerPoint macro-enabled template
ppam – PowerPoint add-In
ppsx – PowerPoint slideshow
ppsm – PowerPoint macro-enabled slideshow
sldx – PowerPoint slide
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#7
March 12, 2015 at 17:23:47
Good info DerbyDad03.

Lornan
Best bet is to start with the one of interest, presumably pps. Then search to see if you have any other file types which are on the list (or wait until you get one and do the association then).

The most commonly used ones are:
pps, ppt, ppsx, pptx (ones with x after them are compressed files - bit more modern). Could be worth at least a search for the rest of these four.

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March 13, 2015 at 15:12:55
I am using Microsoft Outlook for e-mail. When I try to open the e-mail, there isn't "open with" choice. When you click open, windows media player tries to open then there is an error msg. So I guess I will save to documents.

Thanks so much for all the help.

Lornan


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March 13, 2015 at 15:39:10
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Aha, that "Open With" was intended to be used on a saved file (not from email). Anyhow, if you are saying a saved pps file opens properly when you double click it then your problem is not to do with file associations but related to email.

What email program or service are you using?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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