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Keynote/PPS slide shows

by 15 heidi / December 2, 2009 11:27 PM PST

Do you know of a program that will allow my Mac (Snow Leopard) to play the music included with most Windows PPS slide shows. Keynote (a Mac program) displays the slide shows perfectly but I can never get the Music.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 12:27 AM PST

One of the major problems with audio in a PowerPoint presentation is that the audio is not embedded in the slide show.
Consequently, it plays on the machine it was created on as the Audio file is also on that machine, but when it is moved to another machine, the audio fails to play because PP cannot find the audio file.

This could be the problem with your PP shows. Have you checked the audio on a Windows machine?


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No audio from a PPS slide show.
by 15 heidi / December 3, 2009 8:29 AM PST
In reply to: Music

The audio always plays on a Windows machine !

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Ok, gotta agree now,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 9:15 AM PST

I just got a PPS from a friend and there is no sound.

It's the first one I've received with sound.

This bears more research.


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My problem is even WORST
by Icktzar / May 14, 2010 11:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Music

Please, I just ask that you not obliterize me. I work only under Windows, because in my country OS X is nor used at all (wasn't my desition, please?).

But a friend of mine send me a presentation in Keynote in a CD, with extension .key, How can I open it from Windows XP? I haven't find a solution yet.

I change the extension to .zip, unzip it (as all the recently .xml format, it is really a file zipped). So I obtain a file with different extention. But that is all. None of them opens in windows, even when I change the extension to .xml, .pps, or other else.

Please, What can I do?

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email you friend
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 15, 2010 2:32 AM PDT

and tell them to use Keynote to Export the presentation in PPS/PPT format.

That is all you can do.


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Keynote sound
by jonwatt / May 16, 2010 8:52 PM PDT
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Keynote/PPS slide shows
by strumsky / September 18, 2010 1:11 PM PDT

It seems this hasn't been answered yet: how to play pps files on a Mac, when you receive it in emails from friends? Usually only the visual part plays, but not the audio or slideshow features.

I think the simple answer is: A pps file is a file created by PowerPoint on a PC/Windows machine.

If you have a newer Mac, with iWork 9.+ programs, look for Keynote to see if it will translate the file. Of course you might have to (1) download the file from the email to your desktop or someplace, (2) open the file with Keynote. You might need to update your version of Keynote/iWork.

Hope this finally helps someone.

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