Powerpoint Query

  JF25 13:43 27 Jul 2009
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I have a number of disks on which are powerpoint presentations produced on Powerpoint 2003 I do not seem to be able to open them in my other computer which has Powerpoint 2007. Is there any way of getting the 2003 produced disks to operate on my laptop using Vista with powerpoint 2007?
Thanks

  OTT_Buzzard 14:35 27 Jul 2009

Sounds like possible file corruption. 2003 files should open in 2007 without any jiggery-pokery (that's the technical term!).

Are you getting any error messages?

  ford_transit 17:04 27 Jul 2009

You describe them as "powerpoint presentations" - do they have the file extension .pps ?
If so, this might be a clue, they could be read-only versions (i.e. uneditable).
Normal powerpoints are .ppt
If yours are .pps, you might need to download a free 'powerpoint viewer' from Microsoft.

Hope this might help, - it's about as far as I can help.

Cheers - hope you get sorted.

  Pineman100 17:09 27 Jul 2009

Have a read of this article. The bit under the heading "Convert your presentation to PowerPoint 2007" may help.

click here

  JF25 18:36 27 Jul 2009

Thanks for your help OTT_ BUZARD,ford_transit and Pineman100 I will try all your suggestions. The Article looks promising.

  Pineman100 14:53 29 Jul 2009

When you solve the problem, please post back with an explanation of how you did it. It might help others.

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