PPT File

PPT File is the world’s most widely used presentation file extension used by Microsoft PowerPoint, the most powerful tool used to create and edit dynamic presentations. PPT is the copyrighted file format of Microsoft PowerPoint which is also known as Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF). PowerPoint tool lets you to create the interactive multi-media Slideshows in corporate organizations, educational institutions and in many other places in order to present the information.

These PPT files are saved with .ppt and .pptx extensions. They can include bullet points, formatted text, videos, pictures, sound effects, music and other types of multimedia data. To create a ppt file one can make use of the built-in templates provided by Microsoft Office PowerPoint software or can even create from scratch.

PowerPoint is a wonderful tool that can be used for creating:

  • Professional Slide Show Presentations
  • Fliers
  • Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Brochures
  • Learning Materials

Microsoft PowerPoint uses .ppt as the file extensions to save these files. However, PowerPoint 2007 and later versions saves these presentations in OpenXML format and hence uses PPTX file extension.

Supported File Extensions: .ppt, .pptx, .pps, or .ppsx

Supported Programs to view PPT file: Microsoft PowerPoint, PowerPoint Viewer, Open Office software suite etc. for Windows. Apple Keynote, Nuance OmniPage Pro X, OpenOffice.org etc. for Mac.

MIME types: application/mspowerpoint, application/powerpoint, application/x-powerpoint, application/vnd-mspowerpoint, application/x-m

PPT File Versions:

PowerPoint tool is available for both Windows and Mac OS. Below mentioned are the various verisons of PPT file.

For Windows:

  • Power Point 2013 (Version 15) included in Office 2013
  • Powerpoint 2010 (Version 14.0 in Office 2010)
  • PowerPoint 2007 (Version 12.0) in Office 2007
  • PowerPoint 2003 (Version 11.0) in Office 2003
  • PowerPoint 2002 (Version 10.0) in Office XP
  • PowerPoint 2000 (Version 9.0) in office 2000 etc.

For Mac OS:

  • PowerPoint 2011 (Version 14.0) for Mac OS X in Office 2011
  • PowerPoint 2008 (Version 12.0) in Office 2008
  • PowerPoint 2004 (Version 11.0) in Office 2004
  • PowerPoint v.X (Version 10.0) in Office v.X
  • PowerPoint 2001 (Version 9.0) in Office 2001
  • PowerPoint 98 (Version 8.0) in Office 98 for Mac OS Classic
  • PowerPoint 4.0 for Mac OS Classic

Note: If the file is saved with PPT extension when you try to access the file, it will open in edit-mode. But, if it is saved with .pps extension then the file will open in slide show / presentation mode.

Sometimes these PPT files gets corrupt due to various raesons and refuses to open, when tried to access, so to fix corrupted PPT file refer this page.