PPS File Type

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What are PPS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PPS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PPS file?

A .PPS file is a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide file. The .pps extension is given to files created in earlier versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. The .pps extension is used when creating PowerPoint documents in versions of PowerPoint prior to the 2007 edition. The 2007 and later versions of Microsoft PowerPoint assign the .ppsx extension to files created within the application.

The PowerPoint application is used to create digital slide shows for business and educational purposes, although it has been used for the creation of personal picture slide shows as well.

PowerPoint files can contain a combination of pictures and text and even some movies. However, unlike the .ppsx files created in new versions of PowerPoint, the .pps files are not created in the XML file format.

How to open PPS files

We have identified 3 PPS openers for Windows that are compatible with this specific type of PPS file.

Programs that open Microsoft PowerPoint Slide files

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
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Last updated: January 25, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension PPS

While we know of one file format using the .PPS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PPS file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PPS files. Remember, different programs may use PPS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
Hancom Office HanshowHancom Office HanshowUser submitted
OpenOffice.org ImpressOpenOffice.org ImpressUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
OpenOffice.org CalcOpenOffice.org CalcUser submitted
StarOffice ImpressStarOffice ImpressUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PPS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PPS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!