PowerPoint Notes

PPTX vs. PPSX (or PPT vs. PPS)


Quite often, you might have received a PowerPoint presentation with a PPS or PPSX extension rather than the normal PPT or PPTX extension – here’s more info.

First, let me tell you a little about the extensions:

Here’s some more details that might help you clear the gobbledygook:

The difference lies in how PowerPoint treats them:

Having said that, you can play all PowerPoint file formats (PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX) directly from within Windows Explorer — right-click the file and the choose the Play option in the context menu.

You can also edit a PPS or PPSX file without changing the extension using either of these options:

How Do I Convert a PPSX File to PPTX?

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Save your PPSX file in a convenient location such as your Desktop.
  2. Choose the File | Open option in PowerPoint to open the PPSX file. Make sure you choose this File | Open option rather than double-clicking the file, or double-clicking an email attachment.
  3. With your PPSX file open in Normal view in PowerPoint, press the F12 keyboard shortcut to bring up the Save As dialog box.
  4. Make sure you save now as a PPTX file. You can choose PPTX in the Save as type drop-down list.

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