1 Introduction


This document specifies the binary file format for a PowerPoint (PPT) file (.ppt) used by Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. A PPT file is a collection of records and structures that specify slides, shapes, pictures, audio, video, text, and other presentation content. This content can then be delivered to an audience by means of a slide show.

Each record has a common header that specifies the record type and any additional data that follows. This file format provides an efficient way to parse only records that contain content of interest to a particular implementation and to skip any other records.

Sections 1.7 and 2 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.