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File Extension PPT

What is a Project File?

The proprietary presentation format, the .ppt file extension, is popularly identified with the widely used software application Microsoft Office PowerPoint, which is a component of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. The file extension .ppt represents both a presentation and a slide show created under the program, which is normally associated with the Office PowerPoint, although there are some programs known to be capable of creating the same format like the StarOffice, a competing productivity suite. Other third party software applications are also capable of reading the file extension .ppt, but not modifying it; these are known as PowerPoint viewers.

Microsoft has released an associated PowerPoint viewer for the .ppt file extension created with the Office PowerPoint, which can be downloaded from the company's web site. The .ppt file extension can also be viewed in many handheld devices, which are known as smartphones, and have a mobile version of the PowerPoint viewer installed. The file extension .ppt is commonly composed of text, graphics, and even audio and video files, which are embedded within the slides. However, there are instances wherein macroinstructions or macros are also stored within the file.

The macros contained within the file extension .ppt, are intended for the extended functionality of the Office PowerPoint application, to the purposes of creating an efficient presentation. Not all .ppt file extension are the same, for example, a PowerPoint presentation that embeds clip arts from older versions of the software applications will not be opened by the newer edition of the program. In essence, if the file extension .ppt is created with Office 2000 clip arts in them, the Office PowerPoint 2003 will not allow the user to access the document. However, some third party applications may allow usage for older versions.

The file extension .ppt is also deployed under the Mac OS Operating System, whereby establishing its presence as the standard presentation software application in the computing industry, business, education, and other relevant fields of endeavor.


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