PA is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Format files. Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Format format was developed by Microsoft. PA files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PA file format, along with 147 other file formats, belongs to the Plugin Files category. Microsoft PowerPoint supports PA files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft PowerPoint software, but also about PA and other supported file formats.
The following listing features PA-compatible programs. Files with PA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing PA may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PA files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PA files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PA files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft PowerPoint or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Office) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Microsoft PowerPoint installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening PA files still occur even after installing Microsoft PowerPoint, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft PowerPoint is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why PA files are not compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. The most recent version of Microsoft PowerPoint is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PA on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PA file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the PA is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the PA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic PA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the PA file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PA extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Format file. It may be the case that the PA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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