unable to open .pps from yahoo mail

April 2, 2011 at 15:09:16
Specs: Windows 7
I'm trying to open a .pps attachment in yahoo email. It won't open. An error box opens with "paint" at the top. "Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currrently supported. Why paint? I don't get it.

My computer is 64 bit, and using Windows 7.
Last night I upgraded to IE 9. Didn't help. So I tried reinstalling Microsoft Office 2010. That also didn't help....same error message.
Thanks,
Rick


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#1
April 2, 2011 at 16:20:48
The file you are trying to open is a Microsoft PowerPoint file. You need MS Office installed to read them. Save it to your desktop (or wherever suitable) and read it from there.

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#2
April 2, 2011 at 21:20:26
If your version of office didn't come with powerpoint you can download a viewer here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

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#3
April 2, 2011 at 21:40:07
'You need MS Office installed to read them.'

That is incorrect, response #2 is the answer because you can use a free reader

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#4
April 2, 2011 at 22:38:08
XpUser4Real ... you're right, I'd forgotten that aspect but the OP will get there.

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#5
April 3, 2011 at 02:38:13
This may be too simple but have you tried changing program defaults

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