How to show a PC Power Point on Mac

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  1. wolffcreek macrumors newbie

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    I have created a powerpoint presentation on a pc using Microsoft 2010. My friend needs to use it on her Mac. I sent it as a ppt. pptx. and ppsx. She is unable to open or view any of these.
    How do I save it to send to her?
    What must she do to view and show it?
    Thanks:)
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Do you know which version of PowerPoint she has (if any)?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. wolffcreek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do not know. Her mac is only about 4 months old and she is new to mac. I had her call the help line and they had her install some software, but she says she still cannot open any of the pp
     
  5. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    technically it should work. I haven't had any issues.
     
  6. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Quick Look will throw formatting off but the easiest option other than buying Office 2011 is to just grab the trial for it or iWork and use PP2011 or Keynote.
     
  7. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    If she just needs to view it, save it as pdf and send her that.
     
  8. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's a pretty elegant solution assuming she doesn't need to edit them.

    Check with her whether she has Microsoft Office installed, though. It isn't automatically included when you purchase a mac, but if she's very apple-naive, she might not have known that, and therefore doesn't have a program to read the file. Because if she has Powerpoint installed, there's no reason she should have issues with the files...
     

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