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How to stop Impress auto-running a .ppsx file?

asked 2019-11-01 14:33:42 +0100

rje gravatar image

Whenever I open a .ppsx file Impress automatically starts the slide show. And when I click 'escape' to exit the slideshow the whole app shuts down. How do I stop this?

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answered 2019-11-01 14:43:30 +0100

keme gravatar image

A ".ppsx" file is not a simple "presentation" file but a "show" file, and is meant to run the show.

It should be possible to stop the show and proceed to inspect/edit slides. When that doesn't work, you could try the "open" command line switch: simpress.exe -o slideshow.ppsx

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I can't see a stop button. But I see this answer says you can open the file without running it by right-clicking and saying 'New' not 'Open', which works:

rje gravatar imagerje ( 2019-11-01 16:23:59 +0100 )edit

Theoretically (can't test at the moment), using "New" should create a new document using this document as a template. Isn't there aa "Edit" menu item?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-11-01 21:51:11 +0100 )edit
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