PPT File Extension

PowerPoint Presentation File Type

Extension .ppt
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (131 Votes)
Mime Type text/x-pascal
Default Program OpenOffice Impress
Category Data Files
Format Binary
Updated 8/1/2022

What is a PPT File Type?

You can find PPT files at home, in schools and in business environments when creating, saving and presenting presentations. The Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) was introduced in 1987 with the release of PowerPoint. C'was the main file type used to save PowerPoint presentations until it was replaced in PowerPoint 2007 by the file format Open XML Presentation (PPTX) in PowerPoint 2007.

While you will probably see PPTX more often than PPT files, some users with older versions of PowerPoint may still save their submissions as PPT files. You can e-mail or download PPT files from friends, family members, or workers-from apos; a web site or d' a cloud storage service.



PPT file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as PowerPoint Presentation. PPT has been classified as Data Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open PPT files in OpenOffice Impress program.

What is a Default PPT File Name?

Presentation1.ppt - The Microsoft PowerPoint default gives new presentations before PowerPoint 2007, which now uses Presentation1.pptx.

How to Open PPT File?

You can open PPT files with Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows or with Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac.

PowerPoint is the best application for opening PPT files because it fully supports the formatting of the presentations, which includes the placement of text, slide transitions and effects, and images and shapes in the presentation.

PowerPoint is also available for Android and iOS devices.

There are a large number of other presentation programs that can open and edit PPT files but they may not fully support the formatting of the presentation files. Alternative programs include Corel Presentations (Windows), Apple Keynote (Mac), and Apache OpenOffice Impress (multiplatform).

If you are a Mac user simply looking to view a PPT file, you can use Apple Preview, which comes bundled with macOS. You can also open PPT files with various web programs. Google Slides is a free option you can access with a Google account. The web tool allows you to upload a PPT file and view, edit, save, and convert the presentation.

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Free online PPT Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .PPT (PowerPoint Presentation) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to PPT, merge, split and compare the PPT files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

PPT Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the PowerPoint Presentation .PPT File Extensions while opening the .PPT files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open PPT Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for PowerPoint Presentation on your system such as OpenOffice Impress.
  2. Associate default Openoffice Impress OpenOffice Impress program for *.ppt (PowerPoint Presentation) files.

    Associate PPT Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.PPT (e.g example.ppt) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Openoffice Impress OpenOffice Impress program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .ppt files.

    Associate PPT Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.PPT (e.g example.ppt) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Openoffice Impress OpenOffice Impress program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .OpenOffice Impress extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related PPT File Extensions

PPT default file extension is .PPT and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for PPT File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the PPT files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open PPT File on Windows

Software License Developer
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows  Open aspose website. Commercial Aspose
Calligra Suite image. Calligra Suite 2 for Windows  Open calligra suite website. Freeware Calligra Suite
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for Windows  Open seavus website. Commercial Seavus
SoftMaker Office image. SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows  Open softmaker website. Commercial SoftMaker
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 2019 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Ability Office image. Ability Office 6 for Windows  Open ability website. Commercial Ability
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows  Open kofax website. Commercial Kofax
Apache OpenOffice image. Apache OpenOffice 4 for Windows  Open apache website. Open Source Apache
Nuance PDF Converter Professional image. Nuance PDF Converter Professional 8 for Windows  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Corel Presentations image. Corel Presentations 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Windows  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PPT File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Calligra Suite image. Calligra Suite 2 for MacOs  Open calligra suite website. Freeware Calligra Suite
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for MacOs  Open seavus website. Commercial Seavus
Apple Keynote image. Apple Keynote 7 for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Planamesa NeoOffice image. Planamesa NeoOffice 2017 for MacOs  Open planamesa website. Commercial Planamesa
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Nuance OmniPage Pro X image. Nuance OmniPage Pro X 1 for MacOs  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Apache OpenOffice image. Apache OpenOffice 4 for MacOs  Open apache website. Open Source Apache
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for MacOs  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PPT file on Linux

Software License Developer
Calligra Suite image. Calligra Suite 2 for Linux  Open calligra suite website. Freeware Calligra Suite
SoftMaker Office image. SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux  Open softmaker website. Commercial SoftMaker
Apache OpenOffice image. Apache OpenOffice 4 for Linux  Open apache website. Open Source Apache
OpenOffice Impress image. OpenOffice Impress 000 for Linux  Open openoffice impress website. Free OpenOffice Impress
Kingsoft WPS Office image. Kingsoft WPS Office 2019 for Linux  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PPT file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web  Open google website. Freeware Google
Google Slides image. Google Slides 000 for Web  Open google slides website. Free Google Slides

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PPT file on iOS

Software License Developer
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS  Open google website. Freeware Google
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for iOS  Open seavus website. Commercial Seavus
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 000 for iOS  Open microsoft website. Free+ Microsoft
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for iOS  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
Infraware Polaris Office for iOS image. Infraware Polaris Office for iOS 7 for iOS  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware
Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS image. Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS 1 for iOS  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PPT file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android  Open google website. Freeware Google
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for Android  Open seavus website. Commercial Seavus
Microsoft Office image. Microsoft Office 000 for Android  Open microsoft website. Free+ Microsoft
SoftMaker Office HD Presentations BASIC image. SoftMaker Office HD Presentations BASIC 2016.7 for Android  Open softmaker website. Freeware SoftMaker
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro image. MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro 8 for Android  Open mobisystems website. Commercial MobiSystems
Infraware Polaris Office for Android image. Infraware Polaris Office for Android 7 for Android  Open infraware website. Freeware Infraware
Microsoft PowerPoint for Android image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Android 1 for Android  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android image. Kingsoft WPS Office for Android 12 for Android  Open kingsoft website. Freeware Kingsoft

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

PPT file extension icon image.About PPT - PowerPoint Presentation

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the PowerPoint Presentation with *.PPT suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

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Updated 8/1/2022


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