It's probably me, but I am not sure what you need.
You talk about a web site page having a link to a PowerPoint presentation. Is that right? Only I have never seen one. Can you give us a web site link to one?
Then you say that when you click on a link to a PowerPoint presentation it opens PowerPoint and starts at slide 1. Is that not what it is intended to do?
I've just done some research, (ohh, ok, I Googled ppt and pps), and I see there is a difference between the two, eg;
PPT- By default, PPT files open in edit mode within PowerPoint allowing you to use all the menus and commands.
PPS- By default, PPS files open in slideshow (play) mode and you see no PowerPoint interface. When the presentation finishes or you manually exit using tthe ESC key, PowerPoint also quits.
However the small article I read, (http://www.indezine.com/notes/2004/08/ppt-vs-pps.html ), said that file extensions can be interchanged and they would still work perfectly. I am not sure why a web site would contain a link for a PPT file that can be edited. Is that normal?
Try this. Can you right click the PPT file link in the web site and select Save as, or Save file as? That way you can download it to your Desktop and then drag it into your PP editor window, or just open PP and goto File > Open and navigate to where you saved it.
It seems to me that, because the file is held on a server somewhere, you can't edit it until you download a copy onto your computer. It's like watching videos in a browser page. You can't edit the video from the web site, you would have to download it and edit the copy.
Or perhaps things are different with PPT files?
when i opened a powerpoint link from a web page it opened in explorer
i used this solution i found to open the file in powerpoint rather than the explorer add in
1. Open My Computer.
2. On the Tools menu (or the View menu), click Folder Options (or click Options).
3. Click the File Types tab.
4. In the Registered file types list, click the specific Office document type (for example, Microsoft Excel Worksheet), and then click Advanced (or click Edit).
5. In the Edit File Type dialog box, click to clear the Browse in same window check box (or click to clear the Open Web documents in place check box).
6. Click OK.
my problem is that now when i click on a ppt link it jumps straight into slide 1 then i have to click through the ppt and when it finishes it shuts immediately
what i want to happen is have the powerpoint program open with the linked file ready to edit, as if i had opened the file from my PC
any help appreciated