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TABLE 2.1 PowerPoint Save As Formats
Presentations
Format
Filename Extension
Usage Notes
PowerPoint Presentation
.pptx
The default; use in most cases. Can open
only in PowerPoint 2007 and higher (or on an
earlier version with compatibility pack
installed).
.pptm
PowerPoint Macro-Enabled
Presentation
Same as .pptx , except it supports the stor-
age of VBA or macro code.
.ppt
PowerPoint 97–2003
Presentation
A backward-compatible format for sharing
i les with users of PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002
(XP), and 2003.
PDF
.pdf
Produces i les in Adobe PDF format, which is
a hybrid of a document and a graphic. It
shows each page exactly as it will be printed
and yet allows the user to mark up the pages
with comments and to search the document
text. You must have a PDF reader such as
Adobe Acrobat to view PDF i les.
.xps
XPS Document
Much the same as PDF except it’s a
Microsoft format. Windows Vista and higher
comes with an XPS viewer application.
PowerPoint Template
.potx
A template i le that is compatible with
PowerPoint 2007 and higher.
PowerPoint Macro-Enabled
Template
.potm
A template i le that is compatible with
PowerPoint 2007 and higher and that that
supports the storage of VBA or macro code.
PowerPoint 97–2003
Template
.pot
A backward-compatible template i le, also
usable with PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002 (XP),
and 2003.
.thmx
Ofi ce Theme
Somewhat like a template, but it contains
only theme settings (fonts, colors, and
effects). Use this if you don’t want to save
any of the content. Theme i les can be used
to supply the colors, fonts, and effects to
Word and Excel i les too.
.ppsx
PowerPoint Show
Just like a regular PowerPoint i le, except it
opens in Slide Show view by default; useful
for distributing presentations to the audi-
ence on disk.
.ppsm
PowerPoint Macro-Enabled
Show
Same as PowerPoint Show ( .ppsx ), except it
supports the storage of VBA or macro code.
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