PPTX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PPTX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PPTX files.

What is a PPTX file?

A .PPTX file is a PowerPoint Open XML Format presentation file. The PPTX file extension is given to Microsoft PowerPoint files created in PowerPoint versions 2007 and later. Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software that allows users to create slide shows containing pictures, text, music, and video. The PowerPoint program is included in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Earlier versions of Microsoft PowerPoint create files using the .ppt file extension. Later versions of PowerPoint assign the .pptx extension because they use the Open XML format. This format allows PowerPoint files to be compressed into smaller sizes, making it easier to distribute the files online and taking up less drive space on a user's computer.

How to open PPTX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PPTX for different purposes. We have identified 2 PPTX openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of PPTX file.

Programs that open these 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!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension PPTX

While we know of one file format using the .PPTX 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 .PPTX file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
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Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Kingsoft OfficeKingsoft OfficeUser submitted
Hancom Office HanshowHancom Office HanshowUser submitted
WPS OfficeWPS OfficeUser submitted
ThinkFree OfficeThinkFree OfficeUser submitted
SoftMaker PresentationsSoftMaker PresentationsUser submitted
ThinkFree Office ShowThinkFree Office ShowUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PPTX-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 PPTX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!