Mac:Office 2008 - 'Powerpoint cannot open this file as it is an older format'

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Blue4Ever, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Blue4Ever macrumors newbie

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    I have this error when trying to open a certain powerpoint file.
    Is there anyway around this? I thought this mac: office 2008 was supposed to be fully compatible with everything?
     
  2. Blue4Ever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone? I can't find anything on google other than being able to open files created in a newer format on an older version of office, which is the opposite to my problem.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    What kind of file is it? Powerpoint 2003? v.x? other? from a PC?

    You could always try Keynote :)
     
  4. Blue4Ever thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's .ppt from a PC, I think it's either 2003 or 2007.
     
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    IF the file is from a much older version of Office it may not open. Of, if the file was saved in some odd format. I've seem both happen.
     

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