Wondering what software to use or how to open PPTX files? This article covers free and paid software that open PPTX files, how to convert PPTX files to PDF and more

What Is a PPTX File?

A file with the PPTX file extension is a Microsoft PowerPoint Open XML Presentation file and use a combination of XML and ZIP to compress content.

How to Open PPTX Files

  • You can open PPTX files with the free PowerPoint Viewer program available from Microsoft, however, you can’t edit the slides.
  • To make full edits and changes, you can use Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • If you want a free program, you can also open and edit PPTX files with either the free WPS Office Presentation or OpenOffice Impress presentation tools.
  • If you’re like me and don’t want to download any software, you can view and edit your PPTX files on Google Slides, The online software from Alphabet lets you upload a PPTX file from your computer, make changes to it, and then either keep it in your Google Drive account or download it back to your computer as a PPTX or even convert the PPTX file to PDF.

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