Chapter IV.2. Open Sesame and Shut Sesame
In This Chapter
Discovering special ways to save your presentations
Protecting your presentations
PowerPoint has some special file-handling features up its ornamented sleeve. In this chapter, we cover how to open and save files in PowerPoint. You can easily recover if your computer or PowerPoint crashes — which, of course, would never happen... but just in case, you can refer to this chapter. This chapter also shows you how to create a secure PowerPoint presentation that you can open on both Macs and PCs.
Opening Special File Formats
You can open PowerPoint presentations and special file formats by choosing File
Figure IV.2.1. Enabling additional file formats to open.
All Readable Documents: Open any kind of file that PowerPoint understands.
All Office Documents: Open only Office documents.
PowerPoint Presentations: Open only PowerPoint presentations (
.pptx) and PowerPoint shows (
.ppsx). This file-type option also enables you to choose old-format PowerPoint presentations (
.ppt) and PowerPoint shows (
Office Themes and PowerPoint Templates: Open only Office Themes (
.thmx) and PowerPoint Templates (
All Outlines: Open documents saved in outline format from PowerPoint (
All Files: Attempt to open any file in ...