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PowerPoint Viewer 2003

Brief Description
PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions.

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Quick Details
File Name:ppviewer.exe
Date Published:11/29/2004
Download Size:1.9 MB
Estimated Download Time: 5 min 56K

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NOTICE: This download will no longer be available after October 16, 2009. The newest version of the PowerPoint Viewer is available here.

PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

Note: After installing the PowerPoint Viewer 2003 please install all High-Priority updates from Microsoft Update.

Note: If no end user license agreement is presented during installation or the first run of PowerPoint Viewer 2003, by downloading this software you agree that the software is subject to the terms of the end user license agreement that you already accepted with your previous installation of PowerPoint Viewer 2003, with Microsoft as the Licensor.

The following Microsoft PowerPoint features are not supported by this viewer:
  • Information Rights Management (IRM) presentations.
  • Running macros, programs, or opening linked or embedded objects.

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System Requirements

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP
  • This download works with presentations created in the following Office programs:
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 97

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To install this download:
  1. Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
  2. Double-click the PPViewer.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
To install on a computer running Windows 98 Second Edition (SE):
  1. Install the lastest Windows installer for Windows 98.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Follow the installation instructions in the section above.
To specify a download install location (for network administrators):
  1. On the Start menu, click Run, and type command.
  2. Navigate to the path of the installed PPViewer.exe program.
  3. Type ppviewer.exe /c:“msiexec /i ppviewer.msi INSTALLLOCATION=c:\target” where c:\target is the installation directory.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Instructions for use:

Once you have installed this download, from the Start menu under All Programs, open Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

Note PowerPoint Viewer 2003 registers with the .ppt, .pot, and .pps file extensions only if a version of PowerPoint is not installed on your computer. If registered, double-clicking on these file types will launch PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

To remove this download:
  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2003 and then click Remove or Add/Remove. If a dialog box appears, follow the instructions to remove the program.
  4. Click Yes or OK to confirm that you want to remove the program.
To remove the download file itself, delete the file PPViewer.exe.

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