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.PPTX File Extension

File TypePowerPoint Open XML Presentation

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This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

What is a PPTX file?

A PPTX file is a presentation file created by Microsoft PowerPoint, a program used to create slide show presentations. It contains a collection of slides, including their text, images, formatting, animations, drawn objects, and other media. PPTX files are commonly used in business meetings, marketing applications, and academic classroom settings.

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In contrast to .PPT files, which store all presentation data in a single binary file, PPTX files are created using the Open XML format, which stores documents as a collection of separate files in a compressed zip package. The file types include XML document properties, images, macros, charts, and other media files.

File types in PPTX files are also more accessible than those in PPT files. For example, slide notes are accessible as plain text files and slide images are stored as separate image files within the PPTX file.

PPTX files can be opened by PowerPoint 2007 or later for Windows, or with PowerPoint 2008 or later for Mac OS X. They are also backwards compatible with previous versions of PowerPoint for Mac and Windows via Open XML component support.

Common PPTX Filenames

Presentation1.pptx - The default filename Microsoft PowerPoint gives to new presentations.

Open and view .PPTX files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open PPTX files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Corel WordPerfect X8
Apache OpenOffice
Kingsoft Presentation
Ability Office
SoftMaker Office
ACD Systems Canvas X 16
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Apple Keynote 6.5
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Google Drive
Microsoft PowerPoint
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Infraware Polaris Office
Google Drive
Microsoft PowerPoint
SoftMaker Office: Presentations Mobile
Kingsoft WPS Office for Android
Google Drive
MobiSystems OfficeSuite Pro
Updated 12/2/2016

.PPTX Extension Information

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