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TRose400 02-11-2011 12:58 PM

Can't see powerpoint slides on my iMac
IF anyone could help me out I would appreciate it so much.

I am a new Mac user and I tried to open a file which contained powerpoint slides that was created on a PC, but I cannot view it, it just looks like a bunch of codes to me. I am assuming that I need to download an app or something to be able to view this. Does anybody know what I need to do???It is very important as it is crucial information that I need for school.

Randy B. Singer 02-11-2011 01:11 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

MightyGem 02-11-2011 04:07 PM

Keynote, that comes with iWork, will open Powerpoint files.

irisrainbo 03-16-2012 09:13 AM

Viewing PP files on a Mac G4
Someone wrote in how to view pps files on a Mac 4.
Highlight the pps and hit the space works GREAT!
Thank you, whoever sent the answer in.

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