How to Play a PowerPoint Show Without PowerPoint

by Carter McBride

Ease your mind about setting up a presentation by keeping a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint viewer. Using Microsoft PowerPoint viewer, you can view a PowerPoint presentation on a computer that does not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed. The viewer does not have the functionality of PowerPoint, such as the editing features; it only allows you to view the presentation.


Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer from (link in resources).


Run the installation file. During installation, the installer will automatically associate *.ppt files with the viewer program.


Double-click on the PowerPoint presentation to open the presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.

About the Author

Carter McBride started writing in 2007 with CMBA's IP section. He has written for Bureau of National Affairs, Inc and various websites. He received a CALI Award for The Actual Impact of MasterCard's Initial Public Offering in 2008. McBride is an attorney with a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Connecticut.

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