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Name Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation
Version 97-2003
Other names Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (97-XP)
Identifiers MIME:  application/
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:
PUID:  fmt/126
Classification Presentation
Disclosure None
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 to address this.
Orientation Binary
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats Has lower priority than Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (4.x)
Has lower priority than Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (95)
Has priority over OLE2 Compound Document Format  
Is subsequent version of Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation (95)
Is subtype of OLE2 Compound Document Format  
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description This format can be identified via a container signature in DROID version 6 or later. The PRONOM database cannot currently represent container signatures.
Last updated 19 Apr 2012
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