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Cannot open PPS.exe files - they open to garbage

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I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files so I

purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher version)

and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still couldn't

open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

Dallas

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    • First off we need to clear up software things:

      1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing to do with Microsoft

      Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is separate software.

      2. What is the exact wording on the software package you just purchased?

      Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office Standard? Microsoft

      Office Professional?

      3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual presentation or is

      it the program file for PowerPoint?

      An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file. It could be the

      fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe" extension. If so,

      open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click, select "Copy,

      right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy of the file to check

      out), right-click the copy and rename it to "something.pps", press ENTER.

      Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show Mode.

      You might want to post back with some clarification based on these hints

      before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your computer any more than

      it might already be!

      Bill Foley

      www.pttinc.com

      "Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

      > operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files so I

      > purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher version)

      > and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

      > and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still couldn't

      > open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

      > updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      > I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

      > any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      > Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      > Dallas

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:22:00 GMT
    • The system software is Micorsoft Windows XP home edition.

      The purchased solfware is "Microsoft Office" (student and

      teacher edition) It says that it is a full version;

      however, does not indicate whether it is standard or a

      business edition.

      I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      programs if I could open them. I just get gibberish when I

      click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      >--Original Message--

      >First off we need to clear up software things:

      >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing to do

      with Microsoft

      >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      separate software.

      >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      just purchased?

      >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      Standard? Microsoft

      >Office Professional?

      >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      presentation or is

      >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      It could be the

      >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      extension. If so,

      >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      select "Copy,

      >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy of the

      file to check

      >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      "something.pps", press ENTER.

      >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show Mode.

      >You might want to post back with some clarification based

      on these hints

      >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      computer any more than

      >it might already be!

      >Bill Foley

      >www.pttinc.com

      >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      message

      >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

      >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files so I

      >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher version)

      >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

      >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still couldn't

      >> open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

      >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

      >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      >> Dallas

      >

      >.

      >

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:23:00 GMT
    • > I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      > sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      > programs if I could open them.

      What are the sources? What did they tell you about the files?

      How are you trying to open them?

      It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or .PPT format) stored in

      self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file. What happens if you

      just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not possible in a single

      folder unless they actually have different names.

      What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      >I just get gibberish when I

      > click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      > Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      >

      > >--Original Message--

      > >First off we need to clear up software things:

      > >

      > >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing to do

      > with Microsoft

      > >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      > separate software.

      > >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      > just purchased?

      > >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      > Standard? Microsoft

      > >Office Professional?

      > >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      > presentation or is

      > >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      > >

      > >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      > It could be the

      > >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      > extension. If so,

      > >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      > select "Copy,

      > >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy of the

      > file to check

      > >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      > "something.pps", press ENTER.

      > >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show Mode.

      > >

      > >You might want to post back with some clarification based

      > on these hints

      > >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      > computer any more than

      > >it might already be!

      > >

      > >Bill Foley

      > >www.pttinc.com

      > >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > message

      > >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

      > >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files so I

      > >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher version)

      > >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

      > >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still couldn't

      > >> open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

      > >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      > >>

      > >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

      > >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      > >>

      > >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      > >> Dallas

      > >

      > >

      > >.

      > >

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:24:00 GMT
    • Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      Geocache.com forums

      EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS units.

      GeoCalc is a similar program.

      Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      >--Original Message--

      >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      >> programs if I could open them.

      >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the files?

      >How are you trying to open them?

      >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or .PPT

      format) stored in

      >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      What happens if you

      >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not possible

      in a single

      >folder unless they actually have different names.

      >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      >

      >>I just get gibberish when I

      >> click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      >>

      >> >--Original Message--

      >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      >> >

      >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing to do

      >> with Microsoft

      >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      >> separate software.

      >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      >> just purchased?

      >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      >> Standard? Microsoft

      >> >Office Professional?

      >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      >> presentation or is

      >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      >> >

      >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      >> It could be the

      >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      >> extension. If so,

      >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      >> select "Copy,

      >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy of the

      >> file to check

      >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show

      Mode.

      >> >

      >> >You might want to post back with some clarification based

      >> on these hints

      >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      >> computer any more than

      >> >it might already be!

      >> >

      >> >Bill Foley

      >> >www.pttinc.com

      >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      >> message

      >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

      >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files

      so I

      >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      version)

      >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

      >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      couldn't

      >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

      >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      >> >>

      >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

      >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      >> >>

      >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      >> >> Dallas

      >> >

      >> >

      >> >.

      >> >

      >

      >.

      >

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:25:00 GMT
    • Hi,

      I smell a rat. EasyGPS should not have a pps extension, but an exe

      extension. pps will force it to open in PowerPoint, which I imagine it

      doesn't need to do.

      --

      Regards,

      Glen Millar

      Microsoft PPT MVP

      http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      Remove spaces from signature

      Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      "Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:136d901c3c1da$4f7b5560$a601280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      > The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      > Geocache.com forums

      > EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      > GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      > Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      > EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS units.

      > GeoCalc is a similar program.

      > Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      >

      >

      > >--Original Message--

      > >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      > >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      > >> programs if I could open them.

      > >

      > >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the files?

      > >How are you trying to open them?

      > >

      > >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or .PPT

      > format) stored in

      > >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      > What happens if you

      > >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      > >

      > >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      > >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not possible

      > in a single

      > >folder unless they actually have different names.

      > >

      > >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      > >

      > >

      > >>I just get gibberish when I

      > >> click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      > >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      > >>

      > >>

      > >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      > >> >

      > >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing to do

      > >> with Microsoft

      > >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      > >> separate software.

      > >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      > >> just purchased?

      > >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      > >> Standard? Microsoft

      > >> >Office Professional?

      > >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      > >> presentation or is

      > >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      > >> >

      > >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      > >> It could be the

      > >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      > >> extension. If so,

      > >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      > >> select "Copy,

      > >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy of the

      > >> file to check

      > >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      > >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      > >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show

      > Mode.

      > >> >

      > >> >You might want to post back with some clarification based

      > >> on these hints

      > >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      > >> computer any more than

      > >> >it might already be!

      > >> >

      > >> >Bill Foley

      > >> >www.pttinc.com

      > >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > >> message

      > >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home version

      > >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files

      > so I

      > >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      > version)

      > >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I downloaded

      > >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      > couldn't

      > >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there were any

      > >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      > >> >>

      > >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open without

      > >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      > >> >>

      > >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      > >> >> Dallas

      > >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >.

      > >> >

      > >

      > >

      > >.

      > >

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:26:00 GMT
    • Everything I download has xxxx.exe.pps, even when I tried

      to upgrade Netscape 7.0 the other day.

      >--Original Message--

      >Hi,

      >I smell a rat. EasyGPS should not have a pps extension,

      but an exe

      >extension. pps will force it to open in PowerPoint, which

      I imagine it

      >doesn't need to do.

      >--

      >Regards,

      >Glen Millar

      >Microsoft PPT MVP

      >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      >Remove spaces from signature

      >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      >

      >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      message

      >news:136d901c3c1da$4f7b5560$a601280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      >> The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      >> Geocache.com forums

      >> EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      >> GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      >> Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      >> EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS

      units.

      >> GeoCalc is a similar program.

      >> Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      >>

      >>

      >> >--Original Message--

      >> >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      >> >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      >> >> programs if I could open them.

      >> >

      >> >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the

      files?

      >> >How are you trying to open them?

      >> >

      >> >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or .PPT

      >> format) stored in

      >> >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      >> What happens if you

      >> >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      >> >

      >> >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      >> >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not possible

      >> in a single

      >> >folder unless they actually have different names.

      >> >

      >> >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      >> >

      >> >

      >> >>I just get gibberish when I

      >> >> click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      >> >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      >> >>

      >> >>

      >> >> >--Original Message--

      >> >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      >> >> >

      >> >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing

      to do

      >> >> with Microsoft

      >> >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      >> >> separate software.

      >> >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      >> >> just purchased?

      >> >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      >> >> Standard? Microsoft

      >> >> >Office Professional?

      >> >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      >> >> presentation or is

      >> >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      >> >> >

      >> >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      >> >> It could be the

      >> >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      >> >> extension. If so,

      >> >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      >> >> select "Copy,

      >> >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy

      of the

      >> >> file to check

      >> >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      >> >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      >> >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show

      >> Mode.

      >> >> >

      >> >> >You might want to post back with some clarification

      based

      >> >> on these hints

      >> >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      >> >> computer any more than

      >> >> >it might already be!

      >> >> >

      >> >> >Bill Foley

      >> >> >www.pttinc.com

      >> >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      >> >> message

      >> >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home

      version

      >> >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files

      >> so I

      >> >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      >> version)

      >> >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I

      downloaded

      >> >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      >> couldn't

      >> >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there

      were any

      >> >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      >> >> >>

      >> >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open

      without

      >> >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      >> >> >>

      >> >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      >> >> >> Dallas

      >> >> >

      >> >> >

      >> >> >.

      >> >> >

      >> >

      >> >

      >> >.

      >> >

      >

      >.

      >

      #6; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:27:00 GMT
    • Hi,

      Could you please email me one of the smaller ones. I can have a look. I

      think I know what is wrong but I wouldn't be game to tell you to do it

      unless I tested it first. I presume these are valid programs you have used

      before? Also, can you send me the download link so I can look at the code?

      --

      Regards,

      Glen Millar

      Microsoft PPT MVP

      http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      Remove spaces from signature

      Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      "Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:025501c3c1dc$cd632aa0$a301280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > Everything I download has xxxx.exe.pps, even when I tried

      > to upgrade Netscape 7.0 the other day.

      >

      > >--Original Message--

      > >Hi,

      > >

      > >I smell a rat. EasyGPS should not have a pps extension,

      > but an exe

      > >extension. pps will force it to open in PowerPoint, which

      > I imagine it

      > >doesn't need to do.

      > >

      > >--

      > >Regards,

      > >

      > >Glen Millar

      > >Microsoft PPT MVP

      > >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      > >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      > >Remove spaces from signature

      > >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      > >

      > >

      > >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > message

      > >news:136d901c3c1da$4f7b5560$a601280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      > >> The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      > >> Geocache.com forums

      > >>

      > >> EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      > >> GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      > >> Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      > >>

      > >> EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS

      > units.

      > >>

      > >> GeoCalc is a similar program.

      > >>

      > >> Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      > >>

      > >>

      > >>

      > >>

      > >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      > >> >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are good

      > >> >> programs if I could open them.

      > >> >

      > >> >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the

      > files?

      > >> >How are you trying to open them?

      > >> >

      > >> >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or .PPT

      > >> format) stored in

      > >> >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      > >> What happens if you

      > >> >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      > >> >

      > >> >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      > >> >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not possible

      > >> in a single

      > >> >folder unless they actually have different names.

      > >> >

      > >> >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      > >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >>I just get gibberish when I

      > >> >> click on them. I just assumed that they were related to

      > >> >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      > >> >>

      > >> >>

      > >> >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing

      > to do

      > >> >> with Microsoft

      > >> >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset of) is

      > >> >> separate software.

      > >> >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software package you

      > >> >> just purchased?

      > >> >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft Office

      > >> >> Standard? Microsoft

      > >> >> >Office Professional?

      > >> >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an actual

      > >> >> presentation or is

      > >> >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint file.

      > >> >> It could be the

      > >> >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the "exe"

      > >> >> extension. If so,

      > >> >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      > >> >> select "Copy,

      > >> >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy

      > of the

      > >> >> file to check

      > >> >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      > >> >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      > >> >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into Slide Show

      > >> Mode.

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >You might want to post back with some clarification

      > based

      > >> >> on these hints

      > >> >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      > >> >> computer any more than

      > >> >> >it might already be!

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >Bill Foley

      > >> >> >www.pttinc.com

      > >> >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > >> >> message

      > >> >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home

      > version

      > >> >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe files

      > >> so I

      > >> >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      > >> version)

      > >> >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I

      > downloaded

      > >> >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      > >> couldn't

      > >> >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there

      > were any

      > >> >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      > >> >> >>

      > >> >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open

      > without

      > >> >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      > >> >> >>

      > >> >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      > >> >> >> Dallas

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >.

      > >> >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >.

      > >> >

      > >

      > >

      > >.

      > >

      #7; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:28:00 GMT
    • Glen:

      Thanks for your help. I found out how to solve the

      problem. I renamed the files deleting the "PPS" extension

      and now they open. What I don't understand is why my

      computer adds the "PPS" extension to whatever I download.

      Thanks again,

      Dallas

      >--Original Message--

      >Hi,

      >Could you please email me one of the smaller ones. I can

      have a look. I

      >think I know what is wrong but I wouldn't be game to tell

      you to do it

      >unless I tested it first. I presume these are valid

      programs you have used

      >before? Also, can you send me the download link so I can

      look at the code?

      >--

      >Regards,

      >Glen Millar

      >Microsoft PPT MVP

      >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      >Remove spaces from signature

      >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      >

      >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      message

      >news:025501c3c1dc$cd632aa0$a301280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> Everything I download has xxxx.exe.pps, even when I tried

      >> to upgrade Netscape 7.0 the other day.

      >>

      >> >--Original Message--

      >> >Hi,

      >> >

      >> >I smell a rat. EasyGPS should not have a pps extension,

      >> but an exe

      >> >extension. pps will force it to open in PowerPoint, which

      >> I imagine it

      >> >doesn't need to do.

      >> >

      >> >--

      >> >Regards,

      >> >

      >> >Glen Millar

      >> >Microsoft PPT MVP

      >> >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      >> >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      >> >Remove spaces from signature

      >> >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      >> >

      >> >

      >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      >> message

      >> >news:136d901c3c1da$4f7b5560$a601280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> >> Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      >> >> The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      >> >> Geocache.com forums

      >> >>

      >> >> EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      >> >> GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      >> >> Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      >> >>

      >> >> EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS

      >> units.

      >> >>

      >> >> GeoCalc is a similar program.

      >> >>

      >> >> Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      >> >>

      >> >>

      >> >>

      >> >>

      >> >> >--Original Message--

      >> >> >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      >> >> >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are

      good

      >> >> >> programs if I could open them.

      >> >> >

      >> >> >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the

      >> files?

      >> >> >How are you trying to open them?

      >> >> >

      >> >> >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or

      .PPT

      >> >> format) stored in

      >> >> >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      >> >> What happens if you

      >> >> >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      >> >> >

      >> >> >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      >> >> >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not

      possible

      >> >> in a single

      >> >> >folder unless they actually have different names.

      >> >> >

      >> >> >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      >> >> >

      >> >> >

      >> >> >>I just get gibberish when I

      >> >> >> click on them. I just assumed that they were

      related to

      >> >> >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      >> >> >>

      >> >> >>

      >> >> >> >--Original Message--

      >> >> >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing

      >> to do

      >> >> >> with Microsoft

      >> >> >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset

      of) is

      >> >> >> separate software.

      >> >> >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software

      package you

      >> >> >> just purchased?

      >> >> >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft

      Office

      >> >> >> Standard? Microsoft

      >> >> >> >Office Professional?

      >> >> >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an

      actual

      >> >> >> presentation or is

      >> >> >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint

      file.

      >> >> >> It could be the

      >> >> >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the

      "exe"

      >> >> >> extension. If so,

      >> >> >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      >> >> >> select "Copy,

      >> >> >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy

      >> of the

      >> >> >> file to check

      >> >> >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      >> >> >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      >> >> >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into

      Slide Show

      >> >> Mode.

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >You might want to post back with some clarification

      >> based

      >> >> >> on these hints

      >> >> >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      >> >> >> computer any more than

      >> >> >> >it might already be!

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >Bill Foley

      >> >> >> >www.pttinc.com

      >> >> >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com>

      wrote in

      >> >> >> message

      >> >> >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      >> >> >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home

      >> version

      >> >> >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe

      files

      >> >> so I

      >> >> >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      >> >> version)

      >> >> >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I

      >> downloaded

      >> >> >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      >> >> couldn't

      >> >> >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there

      >> were any

      >> >> >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      >> >> >> >>

      >> >> >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open

      >> without

      >> >> >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      >> >> >> >>

      >> >> >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      >> >> >> >> Dallas

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >> >.

      >> >> >> >

      >> >> >

      >> >> >

      >> >> >.

      >> >> >

      >> >

      >> >

      >> >.

      >> >

      >

      >.

      >

      #8; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:29:00 GMT
    • Dallas,

      You've done well! I was going to suggest a rename but was worried whether it

      was a valid program. So I thought of looking at the file first.

      Anyway... Have you recently installed/ changed anything? The reason I was

      chasing a link was to see if the original was named correctly *before*

      downloading?

      --

      Regards,

      Glen Millar

      Microsoft PPT MVP

      http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      Remove spaces from signature

      Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:02c901c3c1e1$a96692e0$a101280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > Glen:

      > Thanks for your help. I found out how to solve the

      > problem. I renamed the files deleting the "PPS" extension

      > and now they open. What I don't understand is why my

      > computer adds the "PPS" extension to whatever I download.

      > Thanks again,

      > Dallas

      >

      > >--Original Message--

      > >Hi,

      > >

      > >Could you please email me one of the smaller ones. I can

      > have a look. I

      > >think I know what is wrong but I wouldn't be game to tell

      > you to do it

      > >unless I tested it first. I presume these are valid

      > programs you have used

      > >before? Also, can you send me the download link so I can

      > look at the code?

      > >

      > >--

      > >Regards,

      > >

      > >Glen Millar

      > >Microsoft PPT MVP

      > >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      > >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      > >Remove spaces from signature

      > >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      > >

      > >

      > >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > message

      > >news:025501c3c1dc$cd632aa0$a301280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> Everything I download has xxxx.exe.pps, even when I tried

      > >> to upgrade Netscape 7.0 the other day.

      > >>

      > >>

      > >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >Hi,

      > >> >

      > >> >I smell a rat. EasyGPS should not have a pps extension,

      > >> but an exe

      > >> >extension. pps will force it to open in PowerPoint, which

      > >> I imagine it

      > >> >doesn't need to do.

      > >> >

      > >> >--

      > >> >Regards,

      > >> >

      > >> >Glen Millar

      > >> >Microsoft PPT MVP

      > >> >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      > >> >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      > >> >Remove spaces from signature

      > >> >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      > >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in

      > >> message

      > >> >news:136d901c3c1da$4f7b5560$a601280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> >> Here are some programs downloaded from company websites.

      > >> >> The programs are good based on the chatter on the

      > >> >> Geocache.com forums

      > >> >>

      > >> >> EasyGPS.exe.PPS

      > >> >> GeoCalc.exe.PPS

      > >> >> Encryplefile.exe.PPS

      > >> >>

      > >> >> EasyGPS manages caches and allows you to upload to GPS

      > >> units.

      > >> >>

      > >> >> GeoCalc is a similar program.

      > >> >>

      > >> >> Encryplefile is an Encrypt/Decript software

      > >> >>

      > >> >>

      > >> >>

      > >> >>

      > >> >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >> >> I have a bunch of PPS.exe files that are from various

      > >> >> >> sources. They are mostly programs that I know are

      > good

      > >> >> >> programs if I could open them.

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >What are the sources? What did they tell you about the

      > >> files?

      > >> >> >How are you trying to open them?

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >It may be that they're PowerPoint files (ie, .PPS or

      > .PPT

      > >> >> format) stored in

      > >> >> >self-extracting ZIP format, which would be an EXE file.

      > >> >> What happens if you

      > >> >> >just doubleclick it from Windows Explorer?

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >PowerPoint itself doesn't make EXE files.

      > >> >> >You say you have a bunch of PPS.EXE files ... not

      > possible

      > >> >> in a single

      > >> >> >folder unless they actually have different names.

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >What are the full filenames of some of these things?

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >>I just get gibberish when I

      > >> >> >> click on them. I just assumed that they were

      > related to

      > >> >> >> Power Point is the reason I purchased Office.

      > >> >> >>

      > >> >> >>

      > >> >> >> >--Original Message--

      > >> >> >> >First off we need to clear up software things:

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >1. Windows is your Operating System and has nothing

      > >> to do

      > >> >> >> with Microsoft

      > >> >> >> >Office. Office (of which PowerPoint is a subset

      > of) is

      > >> >> >> separate software.

      > >> >> >> >2. What is the exact wording on the software

      > package you

      > >> >> >> just purchased?

      > >> >> >> >Does it say "Small Business Edition"? Microsoft

      > Office

      > >> >> >> Standard? Microsoft

      > >> >> >> >Office Professional?

      > >> >> >> >3. What exactly are you trying to open - is it an

      > actual

      > >> >> >> presentation or is

      > >> >> >> >it the program file for PowerPoint?

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >An "exe" file is a program file, not a PowerPoint

      > file.

      > >> >> >> It could be the

      > >> >> >> >fact someone accidentally named the file with the

      > "exe"

      > >> >> >> extension. If so,

      > >> >> >> >open Windows Explorer, select that file, right-click,

      > >> >> >> select "Copy,

      > >> >> >> >right-click, select "Paste" (this makes you a copy

      > >> of the

      > >> >> >> file to check

      > >> >> >> >out), right-click the copy and rename it to

      > >> >> >> "something.pps", press ENTER.

      > >> >> >> >Double-click on it to see if it open up into

      > Slide Show

      > >> >> Mode.

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >You might want to post back with some clarification

      > >> based

      > >> >> >> on these hints

      > >> >> >> >before you do anything. Don't want to mess up your

      > >> >> >> computer any more than

      > >> >> >> >it might already be!

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >Bill Foley

      > >> >> >> >www.pttinc.com

      > >> >> >> >"Dallas" <anonymous.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com>

      > wrote in

      > >> >> >> message

      > >> >> >> >news:070301c3c192$2d8e6ac0$a401280a.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.phx.gbl...

      > >> >> >> >> I have a 1.8 GH machine with windows 2003 XP home

      > >> version

      > >> >> >> >> operating system. I could not open the PPS.exe

      > files

      > >> >> so I

      > >> >> >> >> purchased Windows Office 2003 (student and teacher

      > >> >> version)

      > >> >> >> >> and still could not open the PPS.exe files. I

      > >> downloaded

      > >> >> >> >> and installed the critical fix #KB828041 and still

      > >> >> couldn't

      > >> >> >> >> open the files. I also checked to see if there

      > >> were any

      > >> >> >> >> updates for Office 2003 that I didn't have.

      > >> >> >> >>

      > >> >> >> >> I always thought that a .EXE file would self open

      > >> without

      > >> >> >> >> any additional software. It shows how dumb I am.

      > >> >> >> >>

      > >> >> >> >> Thanks for help in solving this problem in advance.

      > >> >> >> >> Dallas

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >> >.

      > >> >> >> >

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >

      > >> >> >.

      > >> >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >

      > >> >.

      > >> >

      > >

      > >

      > >.

      > >

      #9; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:30:00 GMT
    • On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 13:22:34 +1000, "Glen Millar" <glen .powerpoint.todaysummary.com.

      powerpointworkbench.com> wrote:

      >Dallas,

      >You've done well! I was going to suggest a rename but was worried whether it

      >was a valid program. So I thought of looking at the file first.

      >Anyway... Have you recently installed/ changed anything? The reason I was

      >chasing a link was to see if the original was named correctly *before*

      >downloading?

      Dallas

      Do you (or one of your colleagues) use the ArcView program? This

      creates files with a .pps extension.

      #10; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:31:00 GMT
    • Barry,

      You've got me wondering there <g>. I use ArcView. How does it create a file

      with a pps extension?

      --

      Regards,

      Glen Millar

      Microsoft PPT MVP

      http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      Remove spaces from signature

      Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      "Barry Guyer" <guess_who.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.somewhere.com> wrote in message

      news:1nbotv0387bfp71qbfgs1rhr6v7gl4vnjo.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.4ax.com...

      > On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 13:22:34 +1000, "Glen Millar" <glen .powerpoint.todaysummary.com.

      > powerpointworkbench.com> wrote:

      > >Dallas,

      > >

      > >You've done well! I was going to suggest a rename but was worried whether

      it

      > >was a valid program. So I thought of looking at the file first.

      > >

      > >Anyway... Have you recently installed/ changed anything? The reason I was

      > >chasing a link was to see if the original was named correctly *before*

      > >downloading?

      > Dallas

      > Do you (or one of your colleagues) use the ArcView program? This

      > creates files with a .pps extension.

      #11; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:32:00 GMT
    • The only program that I have added recently is "Microsoft

      Office" I use "Arcsoft" to manage digital photos; however,

      the program does not create any files.

      I can change the names in "Windows Explorer"; however, it

      does not change the name on other screens such as the

      document screen where the programs were downloaded. I can

      only use the program in "Explorer". Is there a way to make

      the change happen on all screens?

      >--Original Message--

      >Barry,

      >You've got me wondering there <g>. I use ArcView. How does

      it create a file

      >with a pps extension?

      >--

      >Regards,

      >Glen Millar

      >Microsoft PPT MVP

      >http://www.powerpointworkbench.com/

      >Please tell us your ppt version, and get back to us here

      >Remove spaces from signature

      >Posted to news://msnews.microsoft.com

      >

      >"Barry Guyer" <guess_who.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.somewhere.com> wrote in message

      >news:1nbotv0387bfp71qbfgs1rhr6v7gl4vnjo.powerpoint.todaysummary.com.4ax.com...

      >> On Sun, 14 Dec 2003 13:22:34 +1000, "Glen Millar" <glen .powerpoint.todaysummary.com.

      >> powerpointworkbench.com> wrote:

      >> >Dallas,

      >> >

      >> >You've done well! I was going to suggest a rename but

      was worried whether

      >it

      >> >was a valid program. So I thought of looking at the

      file first.

      >> >

      >> >Anyway... Have you recently installed/ changed

      anything? The reason I was

      >> >chasing a link was to see if the original was named

      correctly *before*

      >> >downloading?

      >> Dallas

      >> Do you (or one of your colleagues) use the ArcView

      program? This

      >> creates files with a .pps extension.

      >

      >.

      >

      #12; Tue, 27 May 2008 05:33:00 GMT