Solved Powerpoint 2007 cant open Powerpoint 2003 .pps files

October 23, 2015 at 11:50:35
Specs: Windows 64
We are migrating PCs from Office 2003 Prof to Office 2007 Prof. On migrated machines running Office 2007 SP2 on Windows 7 Prof, Powerpoint fails to open any .pps files created in Powerpoint 2003. This includes copying the files locally. When opening via double clicking the file name the error returns "Powerpoint cannot read "filename"". If you try to open a pps from within Powerpoint 2007, the little blue circle appears for a second, but the file is not opened - no error is reported. The pps files continue to work fine with Powerpoint 2003.

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#1
October 23, 2015 at 12:05:20
Try renaming one of the files to ppt or ppsx and see if that works.

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#2
October 23, 2015 at 13:25:44
Try installing Service Pack 3 for Office and see if that helps.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dow...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#3
October 23, 2015 at 13:45:11
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I may be wrong, but I believe that if you install PP Viewer for 2007 you can SAVE older
files in the new 2007 format.

https://support.office.com/en-us/ar...

Might be worth the try.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
October 29, 2015 at 16:31:41
I would prefer guide below or another methods are proposed from different sources over Internet, but in case the guide from MS Corporation can't handle the problem

https://www.openfiletool.com/pptxop... PPTX Open File Tool
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarg...
http://community.office365.com/en-u...

1. Open PowerPoint 2007.
2. Click the Microsoft Office Button and click Open.
3. In the File name: box, enter the text in bold to display a list of the automatically saved files (if any).You can also copy and paste this text into the File name: box.

PowerPoint 2007: %temp%\ppt*.tmp

4. Click the Open button.
5. Click the name of the file that you want to recover, and then click Open.

Note : The automatically saved files may not be named in a descriptive way. Continue to open files until you find the one you are looking for.
6. After you find the file, click Save. Then save the file to your My Documents or other location.


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