Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 SP2 & 2011 SP2 (OS X)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 SP2 & 2010 SP1 (Windows)
Important note: this document is designed for Local Support Providers (LSPs). The user-level PowerPoint document is here and includes general availability, configuration, documentation, and support information. This page was last modified on Monday, 02-Jul-2012 15:07:23 EDT.
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) has a Provider Notes article on the file format that is the default in PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 for Windows and PowerPoint 2008 for OS X and requires a converter to be opened in any older version of PowerPoint. Users of PowerPoint 2003 for Windows can install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to read PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2008, and PowerPoint 2010 files in their default format. Users of PowerPoint 2004 for OS X can install the Open XML File Format Converter for Mac to read PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2008, PowerPoint 2010, and PowerPoint 2011 files in their default format.
Microsoft released PowerPoint 2008, the first Universal binary version of PowerPoint, in January 2008. Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 works properly in Apple's Rosetta translation layer.
PowerPoint 2002 for Windows was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2007 and PowerPoint v.X for OS X was removed from the supported products list in Fiscal 2009. PowerPoint 2003 was removed from the supported list in Fiscal 2012 and PowerPoint 2004 was removed from the supported list in Fiscal 2013.
Microsoft software is now available to University of Pennsylvania departments through the Microsoft Select Program, a volume license agreement. A detailed description of the Microsoft Program including product information and a FAQ has been prepared by the Office of Software Licensing. All purchases of Microsoft Select software are made through the Computer Connection.
Microsoft PowerPoint may be purchased as part of Microsoft's Office suite of products, which bundles Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or it may be purchased separately. ISC believes that PowerPoint is generally best purchased in the bundled Office suite.
Windows 7 Compatibility
PowerPoint 2007 SP2 and PowerPoint 2010 function correctly in Windows 7.
OS X Lion Compatibility
PowerPoint 2008 SP2 and PowerPoint 2011 function correctly in OS X Lion. PowerPoint 2004 SP2 does not function in OS X Lion.