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Microsoft KB Archive/100460

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PPT: Types of Preview Images Available in PowerPoint

PSS ID Number: Q100460 Article last modified on 05-16-1998

windows:3.0,4.0; macintosh:3.0,4.0

MACINTOSH WINDOWS

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The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, versions 3.0 and 4.0
  • == Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, version 3.0 and 4.0 ==

SUMMARY

There are three different types of preview images available in PowerPoint, depending on version and the type of file selected in the dialog boxes that display preview images:

  • PowerPoint 4.x for Windows (Macintosh)
  • PowerPoint 3.x for Windows (Macintosh)
  • PowerPoint 2.x for Windows (Macintosh)

These preview images, or thumbnails, are displayed when you choose Open from the File menu, select a filename. When in PowerPoint 3.x, these preview images are also available when choosing Apply Template, or Open ClipArt dialogs.

If the filename selected is for a PowerPoint 3.0 presentation file that was last saved on the same platform as the version of PowerPoint 3.0 that is being run (Windows or Macintosh), then the preview image will be a thumbnail of the first slide in the presentation.

If the filename selected is for a PowerPoint 3.0 presentation file that was last saved on a different platform as the version of PowerPoint 3.0 that is being run (Windows or Macintosh), then the preview image will be a generic thumbnail indicating that it is a PowerPoint 3.0 file and which platform it was last saved on:

This is a PowerPoint for Macintosh presentation

This is a PowerPoint for Windows presentation

PowerPoint 2.x file preview images will be a generic thumbnail indicating that it is a PowerPoint 2.x file, if it is in the same platform format as the platform of PowerPoint 3.0 that is being used to access the file:

This is a PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows presentation

This is a PowerPoint 2.0 for Macintosh presentation

PowerPoint 3.0 cannot open a PowerPoint 2.x file that is in a different platform file format (the file will have to be translated first). If a non-translated PowerPoint 2.x file is opened on a different platform, no preview image will be displayed.

NOTE: In PowerPoint for Windows, files do not need to have a .PPT extension for the preview image to be displayed.

Additional query words: 3.00 4.00 winppt macppt head header sample

Keywords : kbusage Version : windows:3.0,4.0; macintosh:3.0,4.0 Platform : MACINTOSH WINDOWS Hardware : MAC x86 Issue type : kbinfo ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.