What is a .PPSX File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ppsx extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ppsx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PPSX file?

The .PPSX file extension stands for Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show. It was developed by Microsoft. The file has the zip format, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 9 software that can open the .ppsx file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .PPSX file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PPSX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PPSX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .ppsx file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the SoftMaker Office and OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PPSX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SoftMaker Office software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PPSX file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ppsx file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Apple Preview, Apple Keynote and OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PPSX 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 Preview software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PPSX file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ppsx file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Impress software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PPSX 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Impress software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

How to open a .PPSX file on Android

There is easy way to open the .ppsx file on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .PPSX 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

If you try clicking the file, it will show you the error above.

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

To open the file, you will need to download the Google Drive software. Please search for it in the Google Play Store and install it. The other software that opens the .ppsx file on Android is Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro and Google Drive. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .PPSX file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .ppsx file on iOS.

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 Google Drive software. Please search for it in the iOS App Store and install it. You could also download the Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro and Google Drive software. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .PPSX 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 .PPSX file?

If you cannot open the .PPSX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PPSX file.ppt – Microsoft, .ppthtml – Microsoft, .pptm – Microsoft, .pptmhtml – Microsoft, .pptx – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PPSX file with the SoftMaker Office, OpenOffice Impress programs on Windows, Apple Preview, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress programs on Mac, OpenOffice Impress software on Linux, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on Android, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software on iOS and Google Drive, Google Slides programs in the Browser.