File types supported in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

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File formats that can be opened and saved in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

The following formats are supported in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and the program is able to work with them.

 

Extension Name of file format Description

.bmp

Device Independent Bitmap

A slide that is saved as a graphic for use on Web pages.

.emf

Enhanced Windows Metafile

A slide that is saved as a 32-bit graphic (for use with Microsoft Windows 95 and later versions).

.gif

GIF Graphics Interchange Format

A slide that is saved as a graphic for use on Web pages.

.jpg

JPEG File Interchange Format

A slide that is saved as a graphic for use on Web pages.

.odp

OpenDocument Presentation

A format that can be opened in presentation applications that use the OpenDocument Presentation format, such as Google Docs and OpenOffice.org Impress. You can also open presentations in the .odp format in PowerPoint 2010. Some information might be lost when you save and open .odp files.

.pdf

PDF

Portable Document Format, a PostScript-based electronic file format developed by Adobe Systems that preserves document formatting and enables file sharing.

.png

PNG Portable Network Graphics Format

A slide that is saved as a graphic for use on Web pages.

.pot

PowerPoint 97–2003 Template

A template for PowerPoint 97 to Office PowerPoint 2003 presentations.

.potm

PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Template

A template for PowerPoint 2010 and Office PowerPoint 2007 presentations that contain macros.

.potx

PowerPoint Template

A template for creating new PowerPoint 2010 and Office PowerPoint 2007 presentations.

.ppa

PowerPoint 97-2003 Add-In

A PowerPoint 97 to Office PowerPoint 2003 add-in.

.ppam

PowerPoint Add-In

An add-in that stores custom commands, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code, and specialized features.

.pps

PowerPoint 97–2003 show

A presentation that always opens in Slide Show view instead of in Normal view.

.ppsm

PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show

A slide show that includes macros.

.ppsx

PowerPoint Show

A presentation that always opens in Slide Show view instead of in Normal view.

.ppt

PowerPoint 97–2003 Presentation

The default PowerPoint 97 to Office PowerPoint 2003 format.

.pptm

PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation

A presentation that contains Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code.

.pptx

PowerPoint Presentation

The default PowerPoint 2010 and Office PowerPoint 2007 XML-based file format.

.pptx

PowerPoint Picture Presentation

A PowerPoint 2010 or 2007 presentation where each slide is converted into a picture. Saving a file as a PowerPoint Picture presentation will reduce the file size. However, some information will be lost.

.rtf

Outline/RTF

A presentation outline that is saved as a text-only document that provides smaller file sizes and the ability to share macro-free files with other users who might not have the same version of PowerPoint or the operating system that you have. Any text in the notes pane is not saved with this file format.

.thmx

Office Theme

A style sheet that includes definitions of a color theme, font theme, and effect theme.

.tif

TIFF Tag Image File Format

A slide that is saved as a graphic for use on Web pages.

.wmf

Windows Metafile

A slide that is saved as a 16-bit graphic (for use with Microsoft Windows 3.x and later versions).

.wmv

Windows Media Video

A presentation that is saved as a video. PowerPoint 2010 presentations can be saved at High Quality (1024 x 768, 30 frames per second); Medium Quality (640 x 480, 24 frames per sec); and Low Quality (320 X 240, 15 frames per second).

The WMV file format plays on many media players, such as Windows Media Player.

.xml

PowerPoint XML Presentation

The XML format that is supported in PowerPoint 2010 and Office PowerPoint 2007.

.xps

XPS Document

XML Paper Specification (XPS), an electronic paper format for exchanging documents in their final form.

 

Related software and links:

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Office    Microsoft Windows platform
One of the most popular and powerful office suites on market

 
Microsoft Office for Mac icon

Microsoft Office for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
The latest release of Microsoft's productivity suite for Mac

 
Microsoft PowerPoint icon

Microsoft PowerPoint    Microsoft Windows platform
A presentation program from the Microsoft Office suite

 
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac icon

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Mac version of popular presentation software from Microsoft

 

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Related file extensions

odp - OpenOffice.org OpenDocument presentation

pot - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 template

potm - Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 macro-enabled Open XML template file

potx - Microsoft PowerPoint Open XML presentation template

ppa - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 add-in file

ppam - Microsoft PowerPoint macro-enabled Open XML add-in

pps - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 complete slide show

ppsm - Microsoft PowerPoint macro-enabled Open XML complete slide show

ppsx - Microsoft PowerPoint 2007/2010 Open XML complete slide show

ppt - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 presentation

pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint Open XML presentation

rtf - Rich Text Format document

thmx - Microsoft Office theme

xps - XML paper specification

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