PowerPoint Viewer 2007


D

Doyle

A friend, who just purchased a new computer using Vista, asked me why he
couldn't view PP presentations. I told him how to download the free viewer.
He did so and accepted the terms, but it would open the presentations. I have
an XP and tried to tell him how it was done, but when he accessed the Folder
Options from the Control Panel, the set up wasn't the same. Will someone
please tell me how it is done in Vista? Thank you.
 
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Doyle

Thanks, but he did download the 2007 viewer. I didn't make myself clear.
When he tried to open the presentation, a window popped up and said something
like, "There is no program associated with this prresentation." I had the
same problems several years ago with XP and had to get a file before my
presentation would open by going through the Folder Options from the control
panel. The same pop up window is in Vista, but the "file type" button is not
there. Thanks again for your comments.
Doyle
 
G

Glen Millar

Hello,

OK. Control Panel| Programs| Default Programs| Make a file type always open
a specific program| .pps (and later .ppsx), then browse to the viewer and
select it.

On my Vista, the Viewer is at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12"
and called PPVIEW.exe

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Regards,
Glen Millar
Microsoft PPT MVP

Tutorials and PowerPoint animations at
the original www.pptworkbench.com
glen at pptworkbench dot com
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Doyle said:
Thanks, but he did download the 2007 viewer. I didn't make myself clear.
When he tried to open the presentation, a window popped up and said
something
like, "There is no program associated with this prresentation." I had the
same problems several years ago with XP and had to get a file before my
presentation would open by going through the Folder Options from the
control
panel. The same pop up window is in Vista, but the "file type" button is
not
Thanks again for your comments.
Doyle
 
D

Doyle

Thanks again, Glen. I'll see what happens. The cousin I'm trying to help is
in Oklahoma City and I'm in Texas, so I'm trying to do this by phone. Maybe,
I can walk him through it. He did finally open the presentation by going
through Microsoft Office which had some sort of connection that when clicked
allowed him access. But he has to go through the same procedure with each
presentation after first trying to open it in the normal way by clicking the
paperclip. At least he can read them now. I appreciate your help.
 
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Echo S

Changing a File Association, Repairing broken File Associations
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00355.htm

This might help you and your cousin.

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Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PPT 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances http://tinyurl.com/36grcd
PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/32a7nx


Doyle said:
Thanks again, Glen. I'll see what happens. The cousin I'm trying to help
is
in Oklahoma City and I'm in Texas, so I'm trying to do this by phone.
Maybe,
I can walk him through it. He did finally open the presentation by going
through Microsoft Office which had some sort of connection that when
clicked
allowed him access. But he has to go through the same procedure with each
presentation after first trying to open it in the normal way by clicking
the
paperclip. At least he can read them now. I appreciate your help.
 

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