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#856825 - 12/16/12 04:18 PM downloading pps files from email
oldbroad Offline
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How do I do this in this cursed Windows 7?

I am trying to take a PPS email attachment and be able to save it and open it in my PPS program. Never had a problem doing it in XP; can't do it in Win 7!

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#856833 - 12/16/12 04:43 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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This is a Power Point file. Do you have Power Point on your computer? It would be part of Microsoft Office. This has nothing to do with Windows 7, but with having the correct software to open up the file.

If you don't have Microsoft Office, there is a Power Point Viewer from Microsoft which allows you to view .pps files even if you don't have Power Point on your computer. You can get it here...

Power Point Viewer

After you download and install, you will need to go back to the email, right click the attachment and save it to your Documents file or wherever you can find it again. Go to your Documents file (or wherever) and right click the saved .pps file. Choose Open With and select your Power Point Viewer. Make sure the little box that says "Always use this program to open this type of file" is checked.
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#856843 - 12/16/12 05:23 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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Yes, I have Microsoft Office with Power Point.

There is not an option to "save it to your Documents file or wherever" when I right click. The option is to download as a zip file, which I did. I have it as a zipped file in Libraries/Documents/Downloads. I can't unzip it and get it anyplace else though. I can unzip and view it but not save it to the PPS program. I tried opening it through the PPS program but cannot.


That's where the Windows 7 part comes in. It is MUCH harder to deal with than XP!


Edited by oldbroad (12/16/12 05:31 PM)

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#856847 - 12/16/12 05:32 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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Ah, I see. You must be using a web-based email like Hotmail or Gmail.

So, you can or can't unzip? You say first that you can't and then that you can. If you right click and select Extract All, does it then extract to a file? If so, then what happens if you right click on the file and select Open With? Is Power Point listed? If so, then go through the same steps. If you open up Power Point, can you open up the file and then save it?
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#856852 - 12/16/12 05:54 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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Oldbroad, if "Extract All" doesn't work, try downloading and installing 7-zip from
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

Get the one for 64-bit Windows if you have 64-bit Windows.

I had a zip file not unzip properly using "Extract All." The name of the unzipped file displayed in green text instead of black and it wouldn't work properly. But the file unzipped normally using 7-zip.

If the 7-zip installer "volunteers" to install something else along with 7-zip, be sure to uncheck any boxes for the extra program or toolbar. This kind of thing seems to be common with free software, though I don't remember whether the 7-zip installer had the problem or not.

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#856856 - 12/16/12 06:19 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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If you're having issues with "Extract All" not working, then definitely follow Jenny's suggestion. I also use 7-zip for a lot of things.

Here is what I did. I sent myself a .pps file at my Gmail account. I had two options - one to View and one to Download. Gmail allows me to view the pictures there. When I selected Download, I could open the file with Power Point or I could download. I didn't want to just open the file; I wanted to download it so I could save it like you say you are trying to do. After the file downloaded to my Downloads folder, I opened up my Power Point program. I selected File and Open, found my .pps file I had just downloaded and opened it. Then I selected File and Save and I was able to save my file.

Or am I missing something that you are trying to do? Windows 7 has its share of "foibles," but this doesn't sound like the OS is behind your problems.

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#856865 - 12/16/12 07:09 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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Okay, thanks for your help.

At the moment, I'm not getting anywhere with it. I can't even view this particular one anymore. I also was not able to download the 7zip because my browser is blocking it.

I've printed the thread out and maybe I'll have more time and patience another day.

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#856902 - 12/17/12 12:20 AM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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If you unzip the file you have to save it to another folder or as it's own file. If PPS is like other MS Office application, you don't save things to the actual program but to SAVE files for the application.

You could create a PPS Saves folder, place that zip file in that folder then try and unzip it again. Allowing the unzip program to use the PPS Saves folder as the destination.
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#856907 - 12/17/12 12:52 AM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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That's what I was trying to figure out. You must first open up Power Point and then open up the downloaded file in order to then save it. It just wasn't real clear what oldbroad was trying to do.
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#857022 - 12/17/12 11:57 AM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: Draclvr]
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In this case Drac, the folder would first have to be unzipped. Which I believe is the initial problem.

I know WinZip wants to put files into a temporary folder when it unzips a file. And I find that if I put the zip file in the folder I ultimately want to save to, it will unzip the file without any problems. Unless there is a case of cockpit trouble. Which does occur from time to time.

Once the file is unzipped, PPS could then be started, the desired file could then be opened from within PPS, and the file viewed. It could then be saved under whatever name/folder/etc.
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#857135 - 12/17/12 10:39 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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It does not unzip. It just opens for viewing. That I think is what the problem is.
Thanks.

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#857157 - 12/18/12 01:19 AM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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By double clicking on the zip file you will be able to view the files it contains.

You then have to tell WinZip to unzip those files by choosing Unzip Files from the top menu. Or whatever you're using to unzip files. Click on each file to select it, or hold down the Shift key, and click on each file to select all the files. Once you have the files selected, you then tell WinZip to unzip the files.

You may then see a notice telling you WinZip will store the unzipped files to a temporary file, or one allowing you to choose where you want to store them.

This is why I put the zip file into the created folder I want to use for the files in the zip file. This was the created folder is already selected and you can tell WinZip to unzip the files to the selected folder.
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#857208 - 12/18/12 10:02 AM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: oldbroad]
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I don't understand why right clicking and selecting Extract All isn't working either. I know Jenny said she had one file that didn't unzip that way, but I've never had one that didnt.
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#857239 - 12/18/12 12:49 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: Draclvr]
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Good question Drac, though my main question is why can't the files be unzipped by any method?
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#857243 - 12/18/12 01:07 PM Re: downloading pps files from email [Re: Homer6]
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A left click opens for view - a right click gives you to option to extract.

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