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I did everything you suggested. Still cannot directly play .pps files.
OK, I've fixed it partly from what you said. I selected "New" in the "Edit File Type" box, and typed "Open", entered the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\pptview.exe /p "%1", OK, OK and it worked. Thanks for your help.
I received a Christmas greeting in the form of a pps. file that I could'nt open. After reading your page and re- installing MS Office (inc. Power Point) I was able to see what had been sent to me...... and it was lovely. Many thanks and Seasons greetings to you.
I still can't view a .pps attachment in Outlook Express. I have downloaded PowerPoint Viewer and implemented your instructions. If I save the attached .pps file in a separate folder on my C: drive, I can view it via Windows Explorer using the PowerPoint Viewer. However, Outlook Express still produces the same, original message..."This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." My computer runs Windows XP-Professional and has SP2 installed. Any suggestions? Thanks.
this way to do it doesn't work for me either. after i'm all done creating everything, something deletes it. When i go back to see if it's still there under the file types tab, it's completely gone like it never existed. VERY frustrating.
I still can't view a .pps attachment in Outlook Express. I have downloaded PowerPoint Viewer and followed your instructions. If I save the attached .pps file in a separate folder on my C: drive, I can view it using the PowerPoint Viewer. However, Outlook Express still produces the same, original message..."This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel." My computer runs Windows XP and has SP2 installed. Any suggestions? Thanks.
I could strangle Bill Gates for the aggrevation of trying to get a simple program like Powerpoint viewer to work. I tried everything in your article and the comment posts. Nothing worked until I found a back door to open the .PPS extension. Here's how. 1) Save the Outlook Express message in your documents. 2)Right-click on the file. You should get the menu for "Open With" There should (not in my case) be an menu box with "Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer" (Wasn't there) Then you can open the freaking file. In my case I had to go on search and rescue to get Powerpoint to even be an option in the menu box. Gee, can Micro$oft extract even more of my hard earned salary for a "free" program that requires a PHd to use? Never and I mean N-E-V-E-R have I gone through such an ordeal as to open, I mean attempt to open a .pps file extension from Outlook Express. Even with my technical and somewhat geeky skills, the attempts were not worth the effort. If I could hit a Micro$oft "representative" with a 2x4 until he or she was unconscious, I would. Telephone "support". I'd rather have a chimpanzee come over and attempt to fix the problem. As Mo from the 3 Stooges use to say...Why I oughta...
they just want you to get annoyed and buy Powerpoint. I prefer blocking e-mail from ppl who send .pps's solution.
I've followed your instructions; however, at the end I get this message "the specified program could not be found. Make sure file name & path are correct. Where do I go from here? Thanks for your help up to this point.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Try putting the program in quotes. Like so:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\PowerPoint Viewer\pptview.exe"
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (MingW32)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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