When I open my PowerPoint file, it automatically opens as a slideshow. How can I change this so that I can edit the show?

  1. Launch PowerPoint (Applications -> Microsoft Office 2011 -> Microsoft PowerPoint)
  2. In the Menu Bar at the top of your screen, click on File -> Open.
  3. Navigate to your PowerPoint Presentation (probably ends in .pps) and click Open.
  4. It will open as a presentation so that you can edit it.

If you'd like, you can save it as a regular PowerPoint presentation by going to File -> Save As and choose PowerPoint Presentation .pptx rather than PowerPoint Show .ppsx.

Article ID: 270
Created On: Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 8:54 AM
Last Updated On: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Authored by: Joe Yamada

Online URL: https://kb.nsd.org/article-270.html