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Name Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation Show
Version 97-2003
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/
PUID:  x-fmt/87
Classification Presentation
Description Powerpoint format is a presentation format developed by Microsoft. Powerpoint 97-2002 format is the native format of Powerpoint 97 onwards. The format is proprietary and Microsoft does not make details of its structure public. Currently PRONOM cannot differentiate Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation 97-2003 and Microsoft Powerpoint Show by signatures. This means Microsoft Powerpoint Show files with extensions of pps will likely identify as the Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation 97-2003 PUID. Further research may be able address this.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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