Powerpoint slideshow opening as presentation in IE

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11/27/2014 10:40:50 PM
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Powerpoint slideshow opening as presentation in IE

I realise this most likely isn't a mojPortal issue, but wondered if anyone had worked out how to successfully link to a Powerpoint slideshow .PPS or PPSX in Internet Explorer and have it display as a slideshow, as opposed to opening Powerpoint in edit mode.

After Googling, one fix was to edit the MIME settings for .pps as follows: application/vnd.ms-pps, which I have done. I have restarted IIS but when I click on my link to the .pps file, IE pops up with the options to Open, Save or Save As. When I click open, it opens Powerpoint in edit mode.

I have tested my link in Chrome and it opens as a slideshow. I have also tested uploading a .pps to the demo site and that also opens Powerpoint, instead of a slideshow with IE.

Is there something I can change in the Web Config or is this an MS issue? Does anyone have any other ideas?

11/28/2014 9:44:19 AM
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Re: Powerpoint slideshow opening as presentation in IE

Hi,

PPTFaq.com has an article on this. I think you might want to try a different MIME type, as they have mentioned in their article.

If this PPS is going to be linked to on a public website, I wouldn't go about it this way because for PPS to work the PointPoint Viewer or PowerPoint must be installed. A lot of people don't have PowerPoint so unless your target audience is almost guaranteed to have it, you might want to look at creating a video from your PowerPoint or save it as HTML.

HTH,
Joe D.

12/2/2014 7:49:31 PM
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Re: Powerpoint slideshow opening as presentation in IE

Hi Joe

I did try the MIME as per that website link, but couldn't get it to work as advertised, I might have another look at it.

This is our intranet site so everyone has access to Powerpoint. Not a big fan of Powerpoint, so might try some other options.

Thanks for your ideas.

Sandy :)

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