Friday, May 13, 2011

View, Open, Edit and Save PowerPoint 2010 in PowerPoint 2003 or Earlier


How to view PowerPoint 2010 in PowerPoint 2003? How to save PowerPoint 2010 as an old version format? How to edit PowerPoint 2010 in PowerPoint 2003 or ealier?

Microsoft Office has been updated for a long time. But if you have only installed the old version of MS Office and don't want to update it, or you need to view PowerPoint 2010 on computers which only install PowerPoint 2007 or earlier, this article will help you.

How to view PowerPoint 2010/2007/2003 or earlier version without PowerPoint installed?
If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can still open and view PowerPoint presentations by using PowerPoint Viewer. It's free. All transitions, videos and effects appear and behave the same when viewed using PowerPoint Viewer as they do when viewed in PowerPoint. With PowerPoint Viewer, you can open, view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them.

This download works with presentations created in Microsoft PowerPoint 97 and later.


Save PowerPoint 2010 presentations in PowerPoint 97-2003 format
1. In PowerPoint 2010, open the presentation that you want to save as a PowerPoint 97-2003 file.
2. Click the File tab.
3. Click Save As.

4. In the File name box, enter a name for your presentation, or do nothing to accept the suggested file name.
5. In the Navigation bar, select the location that you want to save your presentation to, or do nothing to accept the suggested location.
6. To the right of Save as type, click PowerPoint Presentation, and select PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation.
7. Click Save.The file is saved as a PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (.ppt) file that you can open in PowerPoint 97 through 2003.

How ot open, edit and save your PowerPoint 2010 in PowerPoint 2003 or earlier?

To open, edit, and save your PowerPoint 2010 presentation in PowerPoint 2003 or earlier without first saving it in another file format, you can download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

On the computer that has a version of PowerPoint earlier than PowerPoint 2007 installed, do the following:

1. Navigate to the Microsoft Office Downloads and Updates Web site.
2. Download the Microsoft Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

After you install the updates and converters, all PowerPoint 2010 presentations that you open are automatically converted so that you can edit and save them.

Determine whether a PowerPoint 2010 presentation is compatible with PowerPoint 2003 or earlier?

To ensure that you can open your Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 presentation in PowerPoint 2003 or earlier, and to minimize significant losses of functionality and fidelity, you can run the Compatibility Checker in PowerPoint 2010. The Compatibility Checker finds potential compatibility issues between PowerPoint 2010 and earlier versions of PowerPoint, and creates a report to help you resolve any issues.

To run the Compatibility Checker, do the following:
1. In PowerPoint 2010, open the presentation that you want to check for compatibility.
2. Click the File tab.
3. Click Info.
4. To the left of Prepare for Sharing, click Check for Issues, and then select Check Compatibility.
5. To learn about the messages that the Compatibility Checker returns, see Compatibility Checker.

Tips: PowerPoint 97-2003 does not recognize SmartArt graphics and newer visual objects that are available in PowerPoint 2010 and will convert them to bitmaps to maintain their appearance. You cannot change certain aspects of bitmaps, such as line width, fill color, and other PowerPoint 2010 specific properties. 

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