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

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .ppt extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ppt file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PPT file?

The .PPT file extension is Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy). This file extension belongs to the developer Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 10 software that can open the .ppt file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .PPT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PPT file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the SoftMaker Office and OpenOffice Impress software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PPT file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Choose “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

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

How to open a .PPT file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .ppt file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

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 .PPT 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: 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PPT file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ppt file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenOffice Impress software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PPT 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: 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 .PPT file on Android

The .ppt file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

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

First of all 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 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. You could also download the Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Kingsoft WPS Office for Android, Google Drive and MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro software. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Android.

How to open a .PPT file on iOS

There is easy way to open the .ppt 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

In order to open the file, you will have to search for the Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro and Google Drive in the iOS App Store software and install it. That’s all, now you have open your file on iOS.

How to open a .PPT 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 .PPT file?

If you are still unable to open the .PPT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PPT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ppthtml – Microsoft, .pptm – Microsoft, .pptmhtml – Microsoft, .pptx – Microsoft, .ppu – Free Pascal. 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 .PPT file with the SoftMaker Office, OpenOffice Impress programs on Windows, Apple Preview, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress programs on Mac, OpenOffice Impress software on Linux, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Kingsoft WPS Office for Android, Google Drive software on Android, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Google Drive software on iOS and Google Drive, Google Slides programs in the Browser.