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Article ID: 827110 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 2.0


This article describes the new features of the Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer. The PowerPoint Viewer is included with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003.


The Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer is a program that is used to run presentations on computers that do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed. By default, the Office PowerPoint Viewer is added to the same disk or network location that contains one or more presentations that you packaged by using the Package for CD feature.

The PowerPoint Viewer has been improved with high fidelity output, including support of PowerPoint graphics, animations, and media. No installation is required for the new Viewer. By default, your presentation files that are packaged with the new Package for CD feature, include the Viewer. Additionally, the Viewer supports viewing and printing. The updated Viewer runs on Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or later.

Presentations that are password-protected for opening or for modifying can be opened by the PowerPoint Viewer. With the Package for CD feature, you can package any password-protected file or set a new password for all packaged presentations. The PowerPoint Viewer prompts you for a password if the file is open password-protected.

By default, the PowerPoint Viewer is installed with your Microsoft Office 2003 installation for use with the Package for CD feature. The PowerPoint Viewer file is also available for download from the Microsoft Office Online Web site.

To obtain the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Viewer, click Download:
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