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How to open PPTX and PPT files

Surely, each of my readers would attend presentations that were organized by an organization or in their student years. A spectrum of various information (usually in the form of slides), presented by means of a projector on a large white screen (or simply on PC screens), is usually created using the well-known Power Point program, whose working files have the ppt and pptx extension . At the same time, the installed version of Power Point may not be installed on the user's computer, and it is already necessary to open files with the mentioned extension. What to do in this situation? In this article I will tell you how to open PPTX and PPT files, which programs and online services will help us, and how to work with them. Чем открыть PPTX и PPT файлы

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What is ppt and pptx?

As I mentioned above, ppt and pptx are extensions of presentation files created by Microsoft PowerPoint. If “ PPT ” is an extension of the earlier version of the file, commonly used in PowerPoint 1997-2003, then “PPTX” is used in PowerPoint 2007 and later. n13

How to open .ppt format

Accordingly, to open an earlier ppt format, it will be necessary to use Microsoft PowerPoint versions 1997-2003. At the same time, please note that ppt-files created on earlier versions of this program (before PowerPoint 8.0, which was released in 1997) may not open correctly on newer versions of PowerPoint. To display them correctly, you need to convert them using appropriate services, for example, the Zamzar network resource.

In addition to the mentioned PowerPoint file with the .ppt extension, the following programs open:

  1. Kingsoft Presentation is a free tool for creating presentations in the Specific work format similar to PP, while the program consumes almost no system resources, is easy and convenient to use;
  2. OpenOffice Impress - a program that is part of the popular OpenOffice, does not apply separately from the latter. It has ample opportunities for creating presentations, a simple and convenient interface, supports the import of many formats, including the “ppt” we need. The OpenOffice package is free;
  3. SoftMaker FreeOffice Presentations is a component of another free SoftMaker FreeOffice product. The creators of the program promise "perfect compatibility" of this software with Microsoft Power Point, and all the necessary functionality for the user to create presentations;
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is a free application created specifically for viewing the contents of a ppt-file. This application is only a viewer (viewer), advanced features for editing presentations are not available here;
  5. ACD Systems Canvas - another tool for creating illustrations and graphs, with the ability to view and play files with the extension. gg12

How to Open .pptx Presentations File

As I wrote above, Power Point versions of 2007 and above will be suitable for opening ppt-files. The above-mentioned OpenOffice, Kingston Presentation, ACD System et cetera will also be useful.

In addition, you can use such programs as:

  • Universal Viewer (supports viewing a large number of files);
  • OxygenOffice Professional (an improved version of the mentioned Open Office);
  • Ashampoo Office 2016 (compact office suite with a wide range of functions, including support for files with the extension "ppt");
  • Nuance OmniPage and a number of other analogues.


How to open ppt and pptx online

In order for ppt and pptx to open online, you need to take advantage of the possibilities of special online services for viewing and creating presentations that are presented on the network.

In particular, the Google Slides network service (Google Presentation) of Google is a free tool for creating presentations, one of the functions of which is the ability to open ppt and pptx files.

In addition, ppt and pptx file formats can be opened and viewed on the online resources “ PPT online ”, “ DocsPal ”, “ PowerPoint Online ”, “ Online Document Viewer ” and others. The principle of working with these resources is quite simple - you go to the resource, download the desired file by clicking on the appropriate button (“Browse”, “Select file”, etc.), and view the contents of the specified file.

In addition, you can install on your browser (in this case, Chrome) a number of extensions (for example, this one or this one ) allowing you to open ppt-files and pptx-files online.

PPT online service window


In this material, I described in detail how and how to open PPTX and PPT files. In most cases, it will be quite enough to use free office software packages (OpenOffice or SoftMaker FreeOffice level) for comfortable opening of files with the considered extensions. You can also use the network services listed above, they are able to provide fast and correct viewing of the necessary ppt and pptx files for the user.

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