Files with pps extension are presentations from Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. PowerPoint's PPS slide shows are basically sequences of screens, often used for presentation purposes.   

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

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Software that open pps file

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PPS file extension - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 complete slide show

What is pps file? How to open pps files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Microsoft Office file type icon Microsoft Office file type

pps file icon: pps filetype icon

File extension pps is associated with Microsoft PowerPoint, a worldwide most popular powerful tool you can use to create and edit dynamic and great-looking presentations.

The pps files are used for complete slide shows, which are very often used for presentations. The pps 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 PPSX file extension.

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Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open pps file:

Microsoft PowerPoint icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft 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 logoMicrosoft 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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File types supported in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Help how to open:

The pps file can be opened and edited in native application Microsoft PowerPoint, that is part of Microsoft Office Suite.

The pps file can be open by another applications such as, StarrOffice or Ashampoo Office.

Microsoft developed free viewer of PowerPoint *.pps presentations, that is called PowerPoint Viewer.

How to convert:

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

Other office suites, that can open .pps PowerPoint file (, StarOffice, Ashampoo Office), can save PPS file to another document format.

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List of software applications associated to the .pps file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open pps file, edit pps file, convert pps file, view pps file, play pps file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 pps files.

Software that open pps file - Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2003 complete slide show

Programs supporting the exension pps on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open pps file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with pps 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:

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