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How to edit a (.PPS or .PPSX) PowerPoint Show file

PowerPoint Show file! Heard about that?
Yes, it is the file with a .pps extension that plays the PowerPoint slideshow. Since it runs the slideshow directly, you don't get the option of editing the file from the PowerPoint environment.

However, with a small tweak you can easily edit the content in the PowerPoint Show file.

1. Let's assume you have a powerpoint show named "Life.pps" which needs to be modified.

2. All you have to do is change(or rename) the extension of the file from .pps to .ppt.
(Note: To display the file extensions of file types, in Windows Explorer go to Tools >> Folder Options >> View and uncheck the "Hide file extensions of known file types" checkbox.)

3. So, "Life.pps" should be made "Life.ppt".

4. Clicking the "Life.ppt" file will open it in the PowerPoint environment and can be easily edited.

This tweak can also be applied the other way around when you want to make a PowerPoint Slideshow (.pps) from a PowerPoint presentation document (.ppt).

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, November 02, 2006


59 Comments:

Comment by Anonymous Sominus on October 27, 2008 at 2:41 PM  
I know it's an old post, but this really helped me. Thanks!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 26, 2008 at 12:05 PM  
Same here!
Thanks man... Nice tip
nice tip man it really helped me
thank u
Comment by Anonymous Lucky... on January 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM  
thnx a lot guys....this process help me a lot....

Regards,

Lucky....
Hi, thanks a lot. It sure is very helpful. regards, dominic
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 20, 2009 at 2:30 AM  
That worked for me. Thanks...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 10, 2009 at 1:51 AM  
You saved me a lot of trouble. Thanks.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 1, 2009 at 1:21 AM  
heyy thanx man it really worked. i tried but never though tof seeing the extension through tools.that reallyworked.thanx a lot
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 2, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
thanks bro..very helpful!!
Thank you so much! Extremely helpful and easy to do. Cheers!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Thanks dude..
Help me a lot!!!
^-^b
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 23, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Very helpful. Thanks.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 24, 2009 at 3:03 AM  
I never ever post comments, but this was a great help. Thanks
When I first try changing my .ppsx to .pptx it doesn't work, but it works if I change it to .ppt
Thanks for the tip.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 30, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
thanks for this!
It saved my butt in my Accounting exam!
Comment by Anonymous Rwoody on September 18, 2009 at 1:05 AM  
Saved me big time! THNX!!!!
Thanks friend.Very helpful from Caracas, Venezuela

Armando
Its really nice information. Thank you very much
Comment by Anonymous Madhava Bharathi on October 14, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Very needy information. Thanks saved lots of time
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 10, 2009 at 5:04 AM  
Awesome! Thanks!
Comment by Anonymous Raizen on November 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Thanks !
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 8, 2009 at 11:18 PM  
So what if I tried this and it didn't work...then what do you suggest?

Thanks!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 21, 2009 at 12:03 AM  
appreciate it...simple problem with a simple solution IF you have the knowlwedge...I had fogotten about the file extensions being hidden
Thanks a lot. It helped me so much editing certain powerpoint presentations I have stored.
wow - that tweak just made everything effortless. thx
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
or u can easily,,open powerpoint click open..and select the file u wanna edit,,as easy as that:)
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 18, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
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Comment by Anonymous Mr C on March 2, 2010 at 4:31 PM  
Thanks. It worked!
Awesome tip, you saved me. Thanx
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 11, 2010 at 2:13 AM  
tnx alot buddy
u really helped me with this good trick
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
aww man, that was so "old school" but it still works:SWEET!
thanks...supaa!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 11, 2010 at 7:23 AM  
Very nice litte tweak and it works. Thank you!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 26, 2010 at 8:05 AM  
thanx , worked for me !
Thanks...work for me
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 14, 2010 at 3:51 AM  
This tip saved me a bunch of work. Thanks!
Brilliant! Works a treat. Many thanks.
Comment by Anonymous Saravanan M on February 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
Just i have got back the steps after c ing dis comment
Comment by Anonymous Shwetal M on May 7, 2011 at 4:12 AM  
This was driving me nuts for a while trying to figure out how to edit my .pps file. ..your tip works just great...saved me some re-work...Thanks!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 29, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Thanks a lot, man!
yes yes.. Thanks friend... its very helpful

i was convert .ppsx(MS office 2007) to .ppt its working fine...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM  
thanks alot
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 27, 2011 at 5:35 AM  
Thanks!!!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Thanks a million - helped enormously
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 19, 2011 at 3:33 AM  
Thanks

I didn't imagine its that easy.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
now I can use my home work from last year
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM  
thx so much....now i can finish my assgmnt in time\...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 7, 2012 at 9:41 PM  
Thank you! I looked everywhere for this answer! This post saved a very stressed person!
So Simple but if you don't know it'll drive you nuts!
Thank you So Much!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM  
thank you dear !!
it really helped...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 23, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Here is the work around I have found. I am using Office 2010. I hold the left shift key + right mouse button click on the file, the menu will show "Edit" which you then select.
really its worked man..:)
Comment by Anonymous nugroho on May 7, 2012 at 11:22 AM  
a good job, thanx for your information, it helps me. my case is same with Tiyo W P'case.
Thanks for posting..it was a great help..looking forward for more tricks.
Comment by Anonymous Bella on June 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Did not work. Office 2010 - did all the steps, then a box popped up asking for password, cancel or read only!!
Comment by Anonymous bella on June 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM  
Tried again - if I changed file by just replacing .pps with .ppt it did not work. I actually had to right click on the file, select "rename" then make the change. thanks you so much - this saved me a lot of problems
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Thank you. This is extremely useful and quite simple as well.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM  
thanx m8t,
Comment by Anonymous Prasant Kumar Biswal on October 18, 2013 at 2:29 PM  
Thanks a lot.. Useful one :)