What is a .PPSM File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ppsm extension, but you are not sure what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ppsm file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .PPSM file?

The .PPSM file extension comes from Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The format of this data related file is zip.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .ppsm file on 4 platforms.

How to open a .PPSM file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PPSM file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PPSM file on Mac

The .ppsm file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Apple Keynote and Apple Preview software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PPSM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple Keynote software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PPSM file on Android

To open the .ppsm file on Android, please follow these easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .PPSM file in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Unable to open the file

While trying to open the file, it won’t work.

Step 3

Image3: Open your Google Play Store

You need to locate the Google Play Store and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software and install it. The other software that opens the .ppsm file on Android is Google Slides and MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .PPSM file on iOS

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ppsm file on iOS in simple steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

To open the file, you will need to download the MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. The other software that opens the .ppsm file on iOS is Google Slides and MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro. Congratulations! You can now open your file on iOS.

How to open a .PPSM file in the Browser

The currently known web apps that can open this file are: Google Drive and Google Slides. Just right click on the file and choose “Open With” on your OS.

Still cannot open the .PPSM file?

If you cannot open the .PPSM file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PPSM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ppsx – Microsoft, .ppt – Microsoft, .ppthtml – Microsoft, .pptm – Microsoft, .pptmhtml – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PPSM file with the Apple Keynote, Apple Preview programs on Mac, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Google Slides software on Android, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Google Slides software on iOS and Google Drive, Google Slides programs in the Browser.