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Turning Off Auto-Start in PowerPoint

A reader recently wrote with a PowerPoint inquiry: " I often receive lovely PowerPoint files and when I open the file it automatically starts as a slide show. But I would like to view each slide on the "Presentation" panel (on the left) in order to ... save a few individual slides. How do I turn off the feature that makes my presentations auto start in a slide show? " My Reply: The reason your PowerPoint files open automatically is because they were saved as a .pps file (PowerPoint Show), rather than a .ppt file, (PowerPoint Presentation). The .ppt file extension is the default file extension for ... (view more)

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