The File Extensions Database

.PPS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PPS file?

.PPS is PowerPoint Slide Show

A PPS file is a slide show created by Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular program included with Microsoft Office for creating presentations. It is saved as a completed slide show, which can be viewed by PowerPoint, OpenOffice, and several other presentation programs. PPS files are not editable like .PPT files.

PPS file open in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

You will most likely only come across a PPS file if you are using PowerPoint 97 through 2003 or working with someone who uses those versions of the software. If you use PowerPoint 2007 or later and save your presentation as a slide show file it will be saved in the OpenXML format with the .PPSX extension. Although PowerPoint 2007 or later uses the PPSX file, you can still use it to open the PPS file.

PPS files are similar to the more popular PPT files. However, when you open the PPT file in PowerPoint it automatically opens in edit mode and when you open the PPS file it automatically opens in the presentation mode in PowerPoint.

Programs that open PowerPoint Slide Show
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Apache OpenOffice
Ability Office
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Apple Keynote
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro

How to solve problems with PPS files

  • Associate the PPS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any PPS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.PPS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the PPS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .PPS is PowerPoint Slide Show. Because only the current version supports the latest PPS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .PPS is PowerPoint Slide Show update.
  • To make sure that your PPS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.