PowerPoint - Supported file formats

December 2016



File TypeExtensionInfo
PowerPoint presentation.pptxPowerPoint 2010 or 2007 presentation - XML file (default).
PowerPoint presentation with active macro.pptmPresentation that contains a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code.
PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation.pptPresentation that can be opened with previous version of PowerPoint (PowerPoint 97 to 2003).
Document in the PDF format.pdfPostScript file format by Adobe Systems, that maintains the formatting option applied to the document.
Document in the XPS format.xpsNew electronic format which allows sharing of documents in their final form.
PowerPoint Design Templates.potxPresentation templated for Powerpoint 2010 or 2007 that can be re-used for your future presentations.
PowerPoint Design Templates with active macro.potmIncludes pre-approved macros that you can re-use in a presentation
PowerPoint 97-2003 Design Templates .pot A template that can be opened with previous version of PowerPoint (PowerPoint 97 to 2003)
Office theme.thmxStylesheet that contains the definitions of a color theme.
PowerPoint 2007-2010 Slide Show.ppsxSlideshow with autostart options.
PowerPoint Slide Show with active macros..ppsmSlide show that includes pre-approved macros.
PowerPoint 97-2003 slide show.ppsA slideshow that can be opened with previous version of PowerPoint (PowerPoint 97 to 2003).
PPAM files .ppamA complement that stores custom commands, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) codes and specialized features.
PPA files.ppaA complement that can be opened with previous version of PowerPoint (PowerPoint 97 to 2003)
Windows Media VideowmvPresentation saved as a video. The WMV file format is readable by many media players.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format).gifSlide displayed as an animated image that can be used in Web pages. The GIF file format only supports 256 colors. It is therefore more effective for scanned images such as illustrations. It is also suitable for line drawings, pictures in black and white and the text whose size does not exceed a few pixels. The GIF format supports animated and transparent backgrounds.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).jpgSlide saved as a graphic for use in Web pages.
The JPEG file format supports 16 million colors and is best suited for photographs and complex graphics.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics).pngSlide saved as a graphic for use on Web pages. PNG was approved by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to replace the GIF format. This format does not support animations.
TIFF (Tag Image File Format).tifSlide saved as a graphic for use in Web pages. The TIFF file format is the file format most appropriate for storing bitmap images on personal computers. TIFF graphics can be of any resolution and all colors.
Bitmap image.bmpSlide saved as an image for use in Web pages. A bitmap is a representation, consisting of rows and columns of dots, of a graphic image. The value of each dot (filled or not) is stored on one or more bits of data
Windows Metafile.wmfSlide saved as a 16-bit graphics
Enhanced Windows Metafile.emfSlide saved as a 32-bit graphics.
RTF.rtfA presentation plan in the form of a text document that generates a smaller file size and allows you to share files without macro with users who do not have the same version of PowerPoint or the same operating system .
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PPTX.pptxA presentation plan in the form of a image file.
OpenDocument presentation.odpOpenDocument Presentation format, used by Google Docs and OpenOffice.org Impress.


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