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WLM & PPS FILES

  1. #1


    Richard Guest

    WLM & PPS FILES

    This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and fix
    it if possible.

    Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it
    from within WLM, I got the following error:

    " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an
    association in the Default Programs control panel."

    I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for Word,
    Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the Default
    Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really aren't
    programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any different.

    I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either by
    double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft Office
    PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always use the
    selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the proper file
    association appears to be proper.

    I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself and
    they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps problem is.
    Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this type of file
    directly from within WLM.

    WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this one
    is different)

    Thanks,
    --
    Richard


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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  3. #2


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    Unable to open .PPS attachments directly from Windows Mail or Windows Live
    Mail
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and
    > fix it if possible.
    >
    > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it
    > from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >
    > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing
    > this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed,
    > create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >
    > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for
    > Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the
    > Default Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really
    > aren't programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any
    > different.
    >
    > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either
    > by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft
    > Office PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always
    > use the selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the
    > proper file association appears to be proper.
    >
    > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself
    > and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    > problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this
    > type of file directly from within WLM.
    >
    > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this
    > one is different)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Richard

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    Opening files is an OS thing, so it would have been helpful if you'd mentioned which OS you're using. See if the link helps: it applies to WLMail as well.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html
    --
    Noel

    "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message news:#Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and fix it if possible.
    >
    > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >
    > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >
    > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the Default Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really aren't programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any different.
    >
    > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the proper file association appears to be proper.
    >
    > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps problem is.
    > Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this type of file directly from within WLM.
    >
    > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this one
    > is different)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Richard
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Richard Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    Bruce & Noel,

    Sorry about forgetting to mention that I'm running Windows 7 - 64bit. I
    mentioned about everything else but forgot this one.

    Anyway, both of you guys referred me to the same place and the fix works
    great. Thanks for your help.

    God, I love having access to these newsgroups. I got a correct answer within
    15 minutes, in English and without getting "cauliflower ear" waiting on
    hold.

    Thanks again,
    --
    Richard

    "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and
    > fix it if possible.
    >
    > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it
    > from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >
    > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create
    > an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >
    > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for
    > Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the Default
    > Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really aren't
    > programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any different.
    >
    > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either
    > by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft Office
    > PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always use the
    > selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the proper file
    > association appears to be proper.
    >
    > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself
    > and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    > problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this
    > type of file directly from within WLM.
    >
    > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this one
    > is different)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Richard

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    You're welcome.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:uTWnUgIyKHA.3304@newsgroup

    > Bruce & Noel,
    >
    > Sorry about forgetting to mention that I'm running Windows 7 - 64bit. I
    > mentioned about everything else but forgot this one.
    >
    > Anyway, both of you guys referred me to the same place and the fix works
    > great. Thanks for your help.
    >
    > God, I love having access to these newsgroups. I got a correct answer
    > within 15 minutes, in English and without getting "cauliflower ear"
    > waiting on hold.
    >
    > Thanks again,
    > --
    > Richard
    >
    > "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:#Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    >> This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening
    >> and fix it if possible.
    >>
    >> Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open
    >> it from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >>
    >> " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing
    >> this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed,
    >> create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >>
    >> I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for
    >> Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the
    >> Default Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really
    >> aren't programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any
    >> different.
    >>
    >> I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there
    >> either by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with
    >> Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box
    >> to "always use the selected program to open this kind of file" was
    >> checked so the proper file association appears to be proper.
    >>
    >> I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself
    >> and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    >> problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this
    >> type of file directly from within WLM.
    >>
    >> WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    >> Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    >> Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    >> Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this
    >> one is different)
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> --
    >> Richard
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    slk759 Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    One other suggestion not mentioned (not related to the fix for your issue) .
    .. . . You are running the older version of WLMail. Consider downloading the
    latest version, 14.0.8089.0726, and installing it.


    "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:#Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and
    > fix it if possible.
    >
    > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it
    > from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >
    > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this
    > action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create
    > an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >
    > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for
    > Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the Default
    > Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really aren't
    > programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any different.
    >
    > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either
    > by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft Office
    > PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always use the
    > selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the proper file
    > association appears to be proper.
    >
    > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself
    > and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    > problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this
    > type of file directly from within WLM.
    >
    > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this one
    > is different)
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Richard

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Magsmom Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    I have been reading posts on this problem dating back to 2004 and none of the
    "fixes" have helped me. I am running XP Home, SP3 and I have Windows Live
    Mail "The latest version". I Have downloaded the latest version of Power
    Point Viewer "2010" and I still have to save the e mail attachment and then
    manually open the .pps file. I have the same problem if I am trying to use
    Outlook Express. It seems that Microsoft builds problems into their programs
    to try to force you to buy the expensive software packages like "Office". I
    am a home user and I cannot justify spending $400.00 for a software package
    just to be able to read and enjoy e mails. Since this problem has plagued
    users for years, one would think that Microsoft would have addressed this
    problem in the newest version of PPV.

    "Bruce Hagen" wrote:

    > Unable to open .PPS attachments directly from Windows Mail or Windows Live
    > Mail
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    > "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:%23Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    > > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening and
    > > fix it if possible.
    > >
    > > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open it
    > > from within WLM, I got the following error:
    > >
    > > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing
    > > this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed,
    > > create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    > >
    > > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers for
    > > Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the
    > > Default Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the really
    > > aren't programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that any
    > > different.
    > >
    > > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there either
    > > by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft
    > > Office PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to "always
    > > use the selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so the
    > > proper file association appears to be proper.
    > >
    > > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to myself
    > > and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    > > problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open this
    > > type of file directly from within WLM.
    > >
    > > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    > > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    > > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    > > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why this
    > > one is different)
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > --
    > > Richard
    >
    > .
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Bruce Hagen Guest

    Re: WLM & PPS FILES

    PowerPoint Viewer 2010 is a recent release. I would suggest using PPV 2007
    until someone like Ramesh Srinivasan comes to the rescue and creates a fix
    for this latest mess my Microsoft.

    PowerPoint Viewer 2007:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    And then apply the fix you saw for this PPV version.
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "Magsmom" <Magsmom@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:03B0E465-DF39-4D76-B567-856A85A9E1B8@newsgroup

    >I have been reading posts on this problem dating back to 2004 and none of
    >the
    > "fixes" have helped me. I am running XP Home, SP3 and I have Windows
    > Live
    > Mail "The latest version". I Have downloaded the latest version of
    > Power
    > Point Viewer "2010" and I still have to save the e mail attachment and
    > then
    > manually open the .pps file. I have the same problem if I am trying to
    > use
    > Outlook Express. It seems that Microsoft builds problems into their
    > programs
    > to try to force you to buy the expensive software packages like
    > "Office". I
    > am a home user and I cannot justify spending $400.00 for a software
    > package
    > just to be able to read and enjoy e mails. Since this problem has
    > plagued
    > users for years, one would think that Microsoft would have addressed
    > this
    > problem in the newest version of PPV.
    >
    > "Bruce Hagen" wrote:
    >

    >> Unable to open .PPS attachments directly from Windows Mail or Windows
    >> Live
    >> Mail
    >> http://www.winhelponline.com/article...ows-Vista.html
    >> --
    >> Bruce Hagen
    >> MS-MVP [Mail]
    >> Imperial Beach, CA
    >>
    >>
    >> "Richard" <Reply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:%23Cp8RKIyKHA.5576@newsgroup

    >> > This isn't a major issue but I'd like to understand what's happening
    >> > and
    >> > fix it if possible.
    >> >
    >> > Today I received an email with a .pps attachment. When trying to open
    >> > it
    >> > from within WLM, I got the following error:
    >> >
    >> > " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing
    >> > this action. Please install a program or, if one is already
    >> > installed,
    >> > create an association in the Default Programs control panel."
    >> >
    >> > I do not have Microsoft Office, but I do have the document viewers
    >> > for
    >> > Word, Excel and PowerPoint. None of these applications show in the
    >> > Default Programs control panel. I don't know why except that the
    >> > really
    >> > aren't programs, but "Windows Photo Viewer" does show. How is that
    >> > any
    >> > different.
    >> >
    >> > I was able to save the attachment to my desktop and open it there
    >> > either
    >> > by double-clicking or by right-clicking and opening with Microsoft
    >> > Office PowerPoint Viewer. I also noticed that the check box to
    >> > "always
    >> > use the selected program to open this kind of file" was checked so
    >> > the
    >> > proper file association appears to be proper.
    >> >
    >> > I did test ".doc and .xls" attachments by sending attachments to
    >> > myself
    >> > and they open just fine from within WLM. I don't know what the .pps
    >> > problem is. Is there way to resolve this issue so that I can open
    >> > this
    >> > type of file directly from within WLM.
    >> >
    >> > WLM - 14.0.8064.0206
    >> > Microsoft Office Power Point Viewer 2007 - 12.0.6425.1000
    >> > Microsoft Office Excel Viewer - 12.0.6425.1000
    >> > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 - 11.0.8173.0 (I don't know why
    >> > this
    >> > one is different)
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > --
    >> > Richard
    >>
    >> .
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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