Quick View - power point

I don't have power point installed on my machine. Someone has sent me power point (.ppt) files in the past, and I was always able to view them with win98's Quick View. I just went back to one of the files that I viewed previously, and QV tells me: "there are no viewers registered for this type of file. would you like to use the default viewers?" When I click "yes", I am told, "The file cannot be opened for quick view. It may be open or locked by another application or you may not have access to it." It is esactly the same .ppt file that I read before and is attached to an e-mail message in Outlook Express. I can't think of any change that I've made in the few manths since I last viewed the file.
EvilEye24Asked:
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centervConnect With a Mentor Commented:
PPt viewer is a good option.
You can try and reinstall quickview from your cd using the add/remove program.
QV may have become corrupted.
Or you can go to start/run  type:  sfc and hit ok.
scan and restore any corrrupted files.
will do automatically for you.. Have your install cd handy.
You can also go to quickview web site and check for latest free version.
centerv
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criCommented:
PPT97: How to Obtain PowerPoint Viewer 97
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q170/8/01.asp
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calacucciaCommented:
It is possible tht your QuickView only accepts PowerPoint Files for version 97, and that the last PowerPoint .ppt file was mae in PP2000.

You can check that by trying to open an old ppt which you know could be opened by QuickView.

If this is the case, maybe an update of QuickView can solve your problem, or indeed the PP Viewer 97, which allows PP2000 files, but looses some of the new features.

Calacuccia
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EvilEye24Author Commented:
Note that I viewed this _identical_ file before with QV. It was emailed to me a couple of months ago. I viewed it, and now when I go back I get error messages. It appears something has changed in QV or in the file.
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Asta CuCommented:
I've been successful in viewing PPT using QuickView IF the folder that I have the PPT in has QuickView option checked as follows:

I'd place the PPT in a unique folder, then right click the folder, choose properties, Check QuickView option.  Make sure the folder doesn't get auto-converted to Read Only when you invoke the change by rechecking properties of that folder again.  Then you can use Quickview to view.

Asta
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reghakrCommented:
You need QuickViewPlus to view PowerPoint files, specifically:

VSPP7.DLL
VSPP97.DLL
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EvilEye24Author Commented:
Thank you centerv. I reinstalled QV and it's working fine now.
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centervCommented:
You're welcome.  Glad to be of help.
Perhaps we can improve on the grade next time.
centerv
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CMWillmeringCommented:
What happened is quite simple.  The user of the file who sent you the ppt file is probably using a new version of PowerPoint.  YOur viewer, an older version, cannot recognize the new file type,(which is probably due to God, I mean Bill Gates's special programming) therefore, try and find a new version of the viewer you are using.
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