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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .pptx extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .pptx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .PPTX file?

The .PPTX file extension stands for Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation. The creator of this file extension is Microsoft. The format of this data related file is zip.

What to know

There are currently 12 software that can open the .pptx file on 6 platforms.

How to open a .PPTX file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .PPTX file on various operating systems.

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pptx file on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PPTX 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the OpenOffice Impress software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PPTX file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the LibreOffice software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Preview, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress, Planamesa NeoOffice and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PPTX 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the LibreOffice software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PPTX file on Linux

The .pptx file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the LibreOffice software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is OpenOffice Impress and LibreOffice.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PPTX file

2. The second 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 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the LibreOffice software 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 .PPTX file on Android

The .pptx file can be opened on Android.

Step 1

Image 1: Locating your .PPTX 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

Please locate the app “Google Play Store” (picture above) and open it.

Step 4

Image4: Search for the software and download it

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

How to open a .PPTX file on iOS

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pptx file on iOS in few easy steps.

Step 1

Image 1: Finding your files in the download folder

The first 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 2

Image2: Can’t open the file

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

How to open a .PPTX 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 .PPTX file?

If you are still unable to open the .PPTX file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PPTX file.ppu – Free Pascal, .ppv – Microsoft, .ppx – Serif, .ppz – Bondware, .pq – Eric Fredricksen. 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 .PPTX file with the OpenOffice Impress, SoftMaker Office, LibreOffice programs on Windows, LibreOffice, Apple Preview, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress, Planamesa NeoOffice programs on Mac, LibreOffice, OpenOffice Impress software on Linux, MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, Kingsoft WPS Office for Android, Google Drive 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.