.PPT File Extension

Some users with older PowerPoint versions may save presentations as PPT files. In addition, you may receive PPT files from co-workers via email or download them from websites. Microsoft gave the defa...

General Information

File Function

Title PPT File Extension
Extension .ppt
Full Form PowerPoint Presentation
File Type Binary File
Developer Microsoft Corporation
MIME Type application/vnd.ms-powerpoint

File Characteristics

Quality Editable, Binary
Supports Layers Slides
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Presentations Business, Education
Slideshows Conferences, Workshops
Photo Albums Personal, Business

Security and Practices

Security Risks Macro viruses
Best Practices Scan for malware, Disable macros

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1987
Latest Version PowerPoint 2019, Office 365

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .pptx, .pps, .ppsx

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft PowerPoint Subscription Windows, Mac
LibreOffice Impress Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Google Slides Free Web-based
Apache OpenOffice Impress Free Windows, Mac, Linux