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Saving in a different format
TABLE 21.1 PowerPoint Save As Formats
Presentations
File name
extension
Format
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).
PowerPoint
MacroEnabled Presentation
.pptm
Same as .pptx , except it supports the storage of
VBA or macro code.
PowerPoint 97–2003
Presentation
.ppt
A backward-compatible format for sharing fi les with
users of PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), and 2003.
PDF
.pdf
Produces fi 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 fi les.
XPS Document
.xps
Much the same as PDF except it’s a Microsoft
format. Windows Vista and higher comes with an XPS
viewer application.
.potx
PowerPoint Template
A template fi le that is compatible with PowerPoint
2007 and higher.
PowerPoint
MacroEnabled Template
.potm
A template fi 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 fi le, also usable
with PowerPoint 97, 2000, 2002 (XP), and 2003.
.thmx
Offi 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
fi les can be used to supply the colors, fonts, and
effects to Word and Excel fi les too.
PowerPoint Show
.ppsx
Just like a regular PowerPoint fi le, except it opens in
Slide Show view by default; useful for distributing
presentations to the audience on disk.
.ppsm
PowerPoint
MacroEnabled Show
Same as PowerPoint Show (.ppsx) , except it
supports the storage of VBA or macro code.
.pps
PowerPoint 97–2003 Show
Same as a regular backward-compatible
presentation fi le, except it opens in Slide Show view by
default.
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