PPSM File Extension

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PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show
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What is PPSM file?

Full format name of files that use PPSM extension is PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show. PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show specification was created by Microsoft. PPSM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on , Mac OS, Windows system platform. PPSM file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. PowerPoint supports PPSM files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 6 other tools may also be used. PowerPoint software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about PPSM files or the PowerPoint software program.

Programs which support PPSM file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support PPSM files. Files with PPSM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PPSM file

How to open file with PPSM extension?

Problems with accessing PPSM may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with PPSM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install PowerPoint

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PPSM files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing PowerPoint or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office, PowerPoint Viewer, Ability Presentation. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit PowerPoint website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of PowerPoint and update if needed

If the problems with opening PPSM files still occur even after installing PowerPoint, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of PowerPoint is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that PowerPoint cannot handle files with PPSM may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PowerPoint should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PPSM files to PowerPoint

If you have the latest version of PowerPoint installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage PPSM on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PPSM file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where PowerPoint is installed, check the Always use this app to open PPSM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PPSM file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PPSM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the PPSM for errors

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 PPSM file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The PPSM may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PPSM file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the PPSM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the PPSM file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the PPSM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the PPSM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open PowerPoint

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PPSM files. Close all running programs and try opening the PPSM file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PowerPoint Open XML Macro-Enabled Slide Show file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with PPSM files affecting older versions of given software.

Conversion of a PPSM file

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