Converting Power Point types? Help!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Pathfinder55, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Pathfinder55 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    I am working on a project for school and I have a pc running Vista and the newest version of Microsoft Office. But the school with their out dated everything has XP and the older version of Microsoft Office.

    So, the question is can I make one of my Power Points work with their computers? Please help. :confused:
  2. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2007
    I think there is some update for the old office software. We had this same issue at my school.

    If you can't get that I would imagine there is an option to save the file to a previous version of ppt file type.
  3. letswastetime macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    as ErikCLDR said, in powerpoint from office 2007 there is the option to save as a ppt instead of a pptx.

    this would thus let it be able to work with the older versions of powerpoint.
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    As ErikCLDR and letswastetime mentioned, when you save your presentation in PowerPoint 2007, you can select to save your presentation in the earlier ppt format instead of the pptx format.

    Additionally, I know with Access, it is better to create the database with Access 2003 if you are going to use the file with Access 2007 and then back to Access 2003. So I would suggest that creating your PowerPoint presentation in PowerPoint 2003. Then when you modify the presentation with PowerPoint 2007, be sure to save as PowerPoint 2003 format.
  5. Pathfinder55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    Thanks everyone so much!!! You have saved my project. I love this forum. :)

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