How to Convert Pptx to Ppt

by Arn Goldman

Both PPT and PPTX files are presentation files designed by Microsoft for use in its PowerPoint presentation software. PPT (PowerPoint Presentation) files are the simpler of the two; they are editable slideshows that include text, images, videos, sounds and interactive elements. PPTX (PowerPoint Open XML Document) is an updated PPT format based on XML coding that is not readable by versions of PowerPoint prior to the 2007 update. The method of conversion depends on which version of Microsoft Office your computer uses.

Converting in Office 2007 or later

1

Open Microsoft PowerPoint.

2

Open the PPTX file you wish to convert.

3

Click the "Save" button.

4

Select the "Save As..." option and select "PowerPoint 97-2003."

5

Select a destination for the new PPT file and click "Save." The file will now be saved in the PPT format in the location you selected.

Converting in Office 2003 or earlier

1

Navigate to pptx2ppt.com. (See Resources.)

2

Click the "Browse" button and select the PPTX file you wish to convert in the popup menu.

3

Click the button next to "Prompt to save or open file."

4

Click "Convert file to PPT."

5

Select a destination and download the file in the popup menu.

About the Author

Arn Goldman is a recent liberal arts grad interested in all things culture, both high and low. He writes about entertainment, tech and sports. Goldman received his B.A. in English and philosophy in 2009 and has written for eHow, Trails Travel and Answerbag.