SLDS is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft PowerPoint 2 For Mac Slide files. Microsoft PowerPoint 2 For Mac Slide specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. SLDS files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. SLDS file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. Users are advised to use Microsoft PowerPoint software for managing SLDS files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft PowerPoint software, but also about SLDS and other supported file formats.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with SLDS files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with SLDS 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 SLDS may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SLDS extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SLDS files is that no program that can handle SLDS files is installed on user’s 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 SLDS 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.
You still cannot access SLDS files although Microsoft PowerPoint is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Microsoft PowerPoint installed, it may not support SLDS format. The most recent version of Microsoft PowerPoint is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Microsoft PowerPoint (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open SLDS files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SLDS file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the SLDS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SLDS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the SLDS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the SLDS file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. When downloading the file with SLDS extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft PowerPoint 2 For Mac Slide file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open SLDS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft PowerPoint 2 For Mac Slide files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with SLDS files affecting older versions of given software.
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