Default file format

This policy setting determines the default file format for saving files in the Powerpoint 2007.

If you enable this policy setting, you can set the default file format from among the following options:

- PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx): This option is the default configuration in PowerPoint 2007.
- PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation (*.pptm)
- PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.xls)
- OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)

Users can choose to save presentations or documents in a different file format than the default.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, PowerPoint 2007 saves new files in the Office Open XML format: PowerPoint files have a .pptx extension. For users who run recent versions of PowerPoint, Microsoft offers the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, which enables them to open and save Office Open XML files. If some users in your organization cannot install the Compatibility Pack, or are running versions of PowerPoint older than Microsoft Office 2000 with Service Pack 3, they might not be able to access Office Open XML files.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Save files in this format


  1. PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
    Value NameDefaultFormat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value27
  2. PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation (*.pptm)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
    Value NameDefaultFormat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value28
  3. PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.ppt)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
    Value NameDefaultFormat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  4. OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Options
    Value NameDefaultFormat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value50


ppt12.admx

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