02-11-2011, 02:11 PM
There isn't an application that comes with the Macintosh that will allow you to view a PowerPoint Presentation.
You need to get a presentation application. You can get any of these:
Microsoft Office for the Mac, which includes PowerPoint:
Microsoft Office for Mac | Office For Mac
Keynote, which is Apple's equivalent to PowerPoint, and which can play PowerPoint files:
Apple - iWork - Keynote - Create captivating presentations easily.
If you want something that is free, you can download this excellent free open-source office suite, which includes a presentation app:
(Very similar are OpenOffice/Mac and LibreOffice, but of these NeoOffice is currently the most advanced.)
Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
OS X Maintenance And Troubleshooting