Powerpoint 2011 compatibility with 2007?

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  1. AppleCrisp macrumors member

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    Hi, i'm making a Powerpoint presentation in Office 2011, and was wondering if it will produce a file that is fully readable on Office 2007. Thanks!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The file it will make will be fully readable by Office 2007, 2008, and 2010.
     
  3. liriel macrumors newbie

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    It will likely be fully compatible. However, as a warning for the future, I had significant trouble today reading in 2011, a file generated in 2007. I ended up having to fire up Powerpoint 2007 in a Windows VM so I could edit the file.

    Very frustrating.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That would be so not the point. .pptx is the default extension for both PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2011 as well as PowerPoint 2008. Therefore, it is a virtual certainty that the problematic file has the .pptx extension. If liriel is correct, then Microsoft's promise of compatibility between Office 2007 and Office 2011 is a "Microsoft promise."
     
  5. liriel macrumors newbie

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    I even tried saving it as a ppt and several slides were still not readable in 2011 - a Microsoft promise indeed.
     
  6. silentsim macrumors regular

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    my Windows 7 office 2007 powerpoint slides work fine in ppt 11....
     

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