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Name Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
Version 2.x
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:
PUID:  fmt/1747
Classification Presentation
Description Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation is a proprietary binary file format developed by Microsoft Corporation used to store presentation files created in the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation system. This record describes version 2 of .ppt file format released in May 1990 for Windows, and included in the first version of Microsoft Office for Windows. Versions up to version 4 [x-fmt/88] of Microsoft PowerPoint use .ppt as extension however, they are not compatible with each other. Microsoft made backwards compatibility an optional add-on after Office 2003 and appears to have removed it altogether in Office 2010. Please follow the links attached to this entry for more information.
Byte order  
Related file formats Is previous version of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (3.x)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Supported by Microsoft Corporation
Source The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Source date 24 Aug 2022
Source description  
Last updated 24 Aug 2022
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