Open PPT File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

File type: PowerPoint Presentation


What is

The PPT file extension is used to represent an editable presentation or slideshow created using the Microsoft PowerPoint application.

The PPT files may include bullet points, formatted text, movies, images, audio files and sound effects.

These files are often created from one of the many templates contained within the PowerPoint software application.


How to open ppt files


Category: Data Files
File format: Propriety

Open with Windows

  • Powerpoint viewer : You can dowload the official viewer from the microsoft website. You will not be able to edit PPT files but you can view them.
  • Libreoffice
  • ACD Systems Canvas,
  • Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint Viewer,
  • Nuance OmniPage Professional

Open with Linux

If the user just needs to view the PPT files or the PowerPoint presentation, there are available freeware PPT file viewer programs available for download form the Internet.
Examples of these are PowerPoint Viewer 2003 which can read PowerPoint presentations and slideshows created using the Microsoft PowerPoint 97 application and later versions, and PowerPoint 98 Viewer for Macintosh Operating System.
It is significant to note that PowerPoint presentation may include macros which can sometimes be malicious. Therefore, users must make sure that only presentations from trusted sources should be opened.