Office 2013 opens .ppsx files in PowerPoint instead of slide show mode


Issue:

User opens a .ppsx file from SharePoint or other network location and the file opens in PowerPoint full application.  Users want the file to open in Slide show mode.

 

Workaround:

This behavior can be modified by making a registry change.

**Registry changes can be dangerous if not done correctly, you assume all risks for editing the registry.

 

Open Regedit.exe

Navigate to Key "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PowerPoint.Show.12"

edit value BrowserFlags

Set the value to be 8

 

The possible values are

a = open in edit mode

8 = open in show mode in new window

0 = open in show mode   - this opens in the browser, I would not recommend this, the power point process could possibly get stuck and stay running even after the slide show ended.


Comments (1)

  1. paul says:

    I think what people want is something in the ppsx file not a fix that requires each recipient of the ppsx to have to change their registry.

Skip to main content