PowerPoint is a presentation program to the main program modules of Microsoft's Office suite, which recognizes the files created with PowerPoint is the file extension *. Ppt respectively for Office * 2007 on the file extension. pptx. Several presentations are available with this file format or sent by mail.
For those who do not have Microsoft Office installed on their computer manufacturer offers Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2010 as a freeware program, but in order to view the presentation. Even if you use an outdated Office suite from Microsoft, can newer PowerPoint files with the normal office may no longer open.
The PowerPoint Viewer offers but no editing functions, but the files can be opened and printed. It is also possible to open password-protected presentations. Presentations are not supported by the manufacturer with "Information Rights Management" (IRM).
Also disables Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2010 and all the macros will not open any embedded or linked objects. Therefore, the PowerPoint Viewer is even with a current and complete office suite installed a clever solution to open presentations of unknown and / or of dubious origin, because all potentially dangerous actions of the software not only supports.
The Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer PowerPoint presentations of the Office suites 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010 are open. However, it is necessary to run the hardware graphics acceleration, a graphics card with DirectX 9.0 support. The operating system is Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 and Windows Server support for older operating systems, Microsoft still offers the PowerPoint Viewer 2007.