How to view .pps files on a Mac?

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  1. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know whether it is possible to view Powerpoint slideshows on a Mac that is not equipped with Powerpoint. Can Viewer be used for that? (I do not have access to my Mac right now, so I can't test this)
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Note that the only difference between a PPS and PPT is the filename, so if you just rename them to PPT first you can use whatever you use for PPTs. OpenOffice? Keynote?

    FWIW I find that many of the PPSes that get forwarded to me don't work well even with PPT:Mac installed.

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  3. Caezar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking of buying my mom a Mac.

    She is receiving a lot of slideshows from her friends and before I make her switch from Windows to the Mac, I want to ensure that she will be able to continue to view these pps files.

    She has no use for Office:Mac, so I am looking for a free alternative.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Can NeoOffice view them?

    EDIT : According to the File>>Open panel, Yes it can.
     
  5. Caezar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I can now fetch my credit card and buy a Mac for my mom...
     

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