Default file format

This policy setting governs the default format for new presentation files that users create.

If you enable this policy setting, when a user creates a new blank presentation, it is in the specified default format. Users may still override the default and specify a specific format when they create a presentation.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, PowerPoint Presentation is the default option.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Save PowerPoint files as


  1. PowerPoint Presentation (*.pptx)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\powerpoint\options
    Value Namedefaultformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value27
  2. PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation (*.pptm)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\powerpoint\options
    Value Namedefaultformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value28
  3. PowerPoint 97-2003 Presentation (*.ppt)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\powerpoint\options
    Value Namedefaultformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  4. OpenDocument Presentation (*.odp)
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\powerpoint\options
    Value Namedefaultformat
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value52


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