Using Scheduled tasks to run a PPS


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frank

I have created a PowerPoint slide show (PPS file) and as you are probably
aware that when you double click on this file it runs the presentation. So
what I am trying to do is use the Windows Scheduled Tasks utility to run
this PPS file. BUT when it does that PowerPoint actually opens the file as
if you wee working on it. The presentation does not run the way you would
expect it to.
Any advice??? I am using Win2000PRO and PowerPoint 2003.
Thanks Frank.
 
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Steve Rindsberg

I have created a PowerPoint slide show (PPS file) and as you are probably
aware that when you double click on this file it runs the presentation. So
what I am trying to do is use the Windows Scheduled Tasks utility to run
this PPS file. BUT when it does that PowerPoint actually opens the file as
if you wee working on it. The presentation does not run the way you would
expect it to.
Any advice??? I am using Win2000PRO and PowerPoint 2003.

Sounds like the file associations for the PPS file type are messed up.

Try Help, Detect and Repair first.

If that fails to sort it out:

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

When you use the task scheduler you have to explicity call the show with a
/s directly else it will not launch the show.
Create another scheduled task with the Run Field as follows:
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"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\POWERPNT.EXE" /s
"C:\document\MyShow.pps"

Regards,
Shyam Pillai

Handout Wizard - http://skp.mvps.org/how
 

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