A ppt file extension is traditionally used for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint presentation can contain text, pictures, audio or video data. Sometimes also called slide shows.

There are 2 other file types using
the PPT file extension!

ppt file icon.ppt - BIFF file

ppt file icon.ppt - Sony Playstation Portable texture file

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Software that works with ppt file extension

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PPT file extension - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 presentation

What is ppt file? How to open ppt files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

ppt file icon: ppt filetype icon

The ppt file extension is associated with Microsoft PowerPoint, a worldwide most popular powerful tool you can use to create and edit dynamic and great-looking presentations. The PPT is Microsoft PowerPoint proprietary file format, it is also known as the Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF).

The ppt files are used for editable slide shows, which are very often used for presentations.

The ppt files may include formatted text, bullet points, images, movies, sound effects, or music. They are often built from one of many templates included with the Microsoft Office PowerPoint software, but may also be created from scratch.

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and later saves presentations in the OpenXML format instead and is using the pptx file extension.

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The default software associated to ppt file type:

Microsoft PowerPoint icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft PowerPoint  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft PowerPoint is popular presentation tool used to create rich presentation documents. PowerPoint is a part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Microsoft PowerPoint gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations with your audience than ever before.

Exciting audio and visual capabilities help you tell a crisp, cinematic story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch. In addition, PowerPoint enables you to work simultaneously with other people or post your presentation online and access it from virtually anywhere using the Web or your smartphone.

PowerPoint most used file extensions: PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac is used to create rich and professional presentation documents. It is a part of Microsoft Office suite for Mac.

PowerPoint gives you several ways to start your next presentation using a template, a theme, a recent presentation, a not-so-recent presentation, or a blank one.

PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and more high-definition content.

PowerPoint most used file extensions: PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX

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Help how to open PPT files:

A ppt file can be opened and edited in its default application Microsoft PowerPoint, part of Microsoft Office suite.

The *.ppt files can also be open by another applications such as OpenOffice.org, StarrOffice or Ashampoo Office.

Microsoft developed free viewer of PPT Microsoft Office PowerPoint Presentation files, that is called PowerPoint Viewer.

How to convert file with extension PPT:

Microsoft PowerPoint can save the .ppt files to another document formats such as OpenDocument, PDF or XPS.

Other office suites, that can open the *.ppt files (OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, Ashampoo Office), can usually also save them to another document format.

Find conversions from ppt file:

ppt to cdr

ppt to key

ppt to keynote

ppt to pdf

ppt to pps

ppt to pptx

ppt to xps

Find converter to ppt file type:

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List of software applications associated to the .ppt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open ppt file, edit ppt file, convert ppt file, view ppt file, play ppt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the ppt files.

  • Open ppt file
  • Save ppt file
  • Edit ppt file
  • View ppt file
  • Convert ppt file
  • Create ppt file
  • Import ppt file
  • Print ppt file
  • Recover ppt file
  • Others ppt file

Software that open ppt file - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 presentation

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ppt file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ppt file by default:
Microsoft PowerPoint small icon Microsoft PowerPoint
Other suggested software:
SoftMaker Presentations small icon SoftMaker Presentations
IBM Lotus Symphony small icon IBM Lotus Symphony
Corel Presentations small icon Corel Presentations

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with ppt file by default:
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac small icon Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac
Other suggested software:
Keynote for Mac small icon Keynote for Mac

Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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