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PPS viewer for Windows 7 and 64 bit system

I just purchased a new Alienware computer with Vista and upgraded to Windows 7.  I have a two year old Works program I bought for the pps viewer program for email. I cannot get it to work with the new Live mail program with Win/7. I  am not very igood when it comes to computers so simple answers please
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
Go to the website http://download.microsoft.com/, search for PowerPoint Viewer, download & install the PowerPoint 2007 Viewer.

I believe by PPS file you are referring to a PowerPoint Slideshow, is that correct or is it some other type of file?
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NikCommented:
Here's the download link for Microsoft Power Point viewer which will help you to open those type of files, but it think it won't integrate with Windows Live Mail, so you'll be able only to save the file from mail and open it on the desktop.
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fishunit9Author Commented:
Downloaded the viewer but still will not open pps email. Get a message to create a file association. Damned Microsoft!!  Just about the time I get something working they find a way to complicate it further
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NikCommented:
Right click on .pps file from windows explorer
choose 'open with'
check 'always use the selected program to open this kind of file'
choose Power Point Viewer' as default application for this extension (.pps)
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
What do you mean by "pps email?"  Do you mean an e-mail with a file attached, whose name ends in .PPS?

Unless you did something non-standard, just double-clicking a .PPS file should cause it to open in the PowerPoint Viewer (even if you double-click a .PPS file attached to an e-mail in Windows Live Mail).
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fishunit9Author Commented:
none of the suggestions worked
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
You haven't answered any of my questions.

What do you mean by "pps email?"  Do you mean an e-mail with a file attached, whose name ends in .PPS?  A PowerPoint Slide show or something else?
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fishunit9Author Commented:
an email with an attached file labled "pps"
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
Do you know what kind of file it's supposed to be (I normally associate a file whose name ends with .PPS with PowerPoint Slideshow's, but that's not necessarily true)?
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fishunit9Author Commented:
I have received many PowerPoint slide shows from one friend in the past and with my old computer it always opened them up for viewing. I checked with this person and he told me that they were PowerPoint Slideshows,but they will not open as before.
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NikCommented:
Ok,

which type of office are you using?
Can you tell me the exact extension of this file.
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
In Windows Live Mail, are the four RIGHT-most letters of the filename EXACTLY a period followed two "P" and one "S", i.e. ".pps", without anything after it?

When you double-click a file on a Windows computer, Windows looks for the right-most period in the filename and then letters that follow it, this is called the extension. Then Windows consults a list that it maintains about which extension goes with what program.  That way, when you double-click a file called "Untitled.txt" Windows sees the extension as "txt", then looks up in the list that "txt" files should open with Notepad, et voila.  If the file in your email is called "slide show", "pps slide show", "slide show.pps must see" then Windows will not see an extension that is the same as anything in it's list, and therefore does not know how to open it.
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fishunit9Author Commented:
The email I received was of some Tsunami pictures. The attachment reads "Tsunami.pps (1.52 MB) but it will not open when I click on it.
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Todd GerbertIT ConsultantCommented:
Drag the attachment out of the e-mail window onto your desktop.  Then, right-click on the .PPS file that's now on your desktop.  From the pop-up menu, choose "Open with...".  Select "PowerPoint" or "PowerPoint Viewer" from the list of programs, make sure the checkbox "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is checked, and click OK. See video for example (sorry, can't attach a video file to Expers Exchange): http://8.20.78.80/PPSFiles.wmv
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fishunit9Author Commented:
Thanks a lot for working on this for me. I was finally able to open the attachment
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fishunit9Author Commented:
The solution by tgerbert was better explained, I went back and looked at the other solution but they do not seem anywhere similar "to me".
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fishunit9Author Commented:
Thank you for such a great service yo "us" computer idiots!!!
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