Powerpoint 2011 compatibility with 2007?

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  1. AppleCrisp macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    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


    Jan 24, 2010
    The file it will make will be fully readable by Office 2007, 2008, and 2010.
  3. liriel macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    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


    Jul 17, 2002
    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

    Aug 12, 2010
    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

    Jul 9, 2010
    my Windows 7 office 2007 powerpoint slides work fine in ppt 11....

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