How to Modify a PowerPoint Show (.pps)

This is a quick and easy tech-recipe for making changes to a PowerPoint show (pps) when your system does not launch PowerPoint but will run the slideshow.

1. Be sure to have your view so that you can see all extension types. (In Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types option.)

2. Rename the files with a .ppt extension. (i.e., meetingshow.pps -> meetingshow.ppt)

3. Now, you can make changes and edits to the show. You can also do the reverse, make a ppt into a pps just by changing the extension.


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26 Responses to “How to Modify a PowerPoint Show (.pps)”

  1. October 15, 2008 at 3:28 pm, Leonard D. Odea said:

    When I recieve an email with a pps extention, I cannot open it. The above infomation did not work. What do I have to do to open these attatchments?


  2. December 06, 2008 at 9:04 pm, caesar said:

    How I can rename a pptx ?


    • January 17, 2009 at 6:30 am, geek said:

      I think you need 2007 power point and then save as 2003 compatible and then you’ll able save as ppt simply.


  3. March 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm, natalie said:

    you are a life saver!! I had two files my .ppt and my .pps and when i went to open the .ppt to make changes it came up with an error message to say the file was corrupt so I thought I would have to do the whole thing all over again (a 42 page presentation!) but thankfully i came across this page and managed to convert my .pps file back so I could edit it.
    I wouldnt have thought of doing this – cant thank you enough!!


  4. April 01, 2009 at 11:25 am, Manzur said:

    THank You Boss helped me a Lot

    Manzur Morshed
    HR Analyst


  5. April 14, 2009 at 3:05 am, islam said:

    my pps is protected and i have forget its pass and i can not edit it what shall i do now and it doesn`t work the way of chang the extension
    thanx to you


  6. April 19, 2009 at 10:23 am, Paul Pace said:

    Sorry, this file is not a Power Point presentation.
    This is the message I get when I try to open a file which had an extension .pps and I converted to .ppt according to the above instructions.
    When I changed the file’s extenstion I got this message :-
    If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.
    Are you sure you want to change it?
    Can someone help me please?


  7. August 20, 2009 at 6:42 pm, Anonymous said:

    Very useful tip. It worked!! Thanks


  8. October 14, 2009 at 1:55 pm, Anonymous said:

    Thanx bhai..


  9. December 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm, Anonymous said:

    thanks a lot man!


  10. April 17, 2010 at 11:42 am, Jawahar mms said:

    it has been helped me lot. thank you very much !!!


  11. May 26, 2010 at 9:24 am, l's said:

    thank you worked just fine :)


  12. May 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm, AMRINDER said:

    hahaha!! amzing dear.. thanx to u… may god bless u.. i had to do some important editing..


  13. June 04, 2010 at 5:41 pm, Mr President said:

    Thaks a lot seamaonkey420. Very usefull


  14. November 06, 2010 at 9:19 pm, Jako said:

    thank you man a billiom zillion times .
    you saved my life


  15. November 07, 2010 at 12:55 pm, anne said:

    thanks a lot it worked


  16. February 20, 2011 at 2:34 am, Henry Lau said:

    It works very well.


  17. February 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm, Danish Alam said:

    its very simple as i does
    right click on pps -new-office button-save as-select location and type


  18. March 03, 2011 at 12:54 am, mary c.p. said:

    hahaha love it!. I have done this with images and pdfs, but never tried with PPT. This is sweet! Thanks for the tip :)


  19. August 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm, jak said:

    Thank you!!!


  20. August 21, 2012 at 2:09 am, Mitra said:

    You saved my whole day job which I messed up earlier. Thank you, Thank you.


  21. August 27, 2012 at 6:49 am, pps file extension said:

    Thankyou very much. It’s very helpful.


  22. January 23, 2013 at 11:01 am, rajesh said:

    i was sooo much worried to edit pps file , but this is just a very superb. It works !!!!!


  23. March 13, 2013 at 9:38 am, Rudra Sharma said:

    Thanks a lot. I was struggling a lot to do this. Had to use converter but not any more…Once again thanks..


  24. March 26, 2013 at 10:56 am, rahul verma said:

    thnx dude it really works


  25. March 09, 2014 at 12:47 am, ehsan said:

    thanks a lot


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