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What are PPSX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PPSX file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PPSX files.

What is a PPSX file?

The .ppsx file extension is used by the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. PowerPoint allows users to create slide shows containing images, text, music and video. The PPSX file format is used for versions of PowerPoint 2007 and later. Versions prior to the 2007 edition of the software were assigned the .pps file extension.

The new "x" that has been assigned to the file extension in the later versions of PowerPoint stands for "XML". The XML file format was introduced with the 2007 version of PowerPoint. The XML technology allows for better data management and data recovery of PowerPoint files.

How to open PPSX files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PPSX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PPSX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PPSX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 17, 2024

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeVerified
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPointUser submitted
ThinkFree Office ShowThinkFree Office ShowUser submitted
FreeDocumentsOpener.ClientFreeDocumentsOpener.ClientUser submitted
Citrix ICA ClientCitrix ICA ClientUser submitted
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