PPT2000: Cannot Unpack Presentation on a Macintosh Computer

ID: Q198332

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When you attempt to unpack a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on a Macintosh computer, you will receive one of the following errors:

Could not find the application program that created the document named "Pngsetup.exe".
To open the document, select an alternate program, with or without translation.
The document "Pngsetup.exe" could not be opened, because the application program that created it could not be found. Do you want to open it using "SimpleText"?
Sorry, PowerPoint cannot read the Outline from "Pngsetup.exe". No text converter is installed for this file type. Try saving the file again as RTF or in the format of one of the text converters you have installed.


Pack and Go is intended to run only on the Microsoft Windows platform.

The Pack and Go installation program (Pngsetup.exe) is a Windows-based application. This application will not run on a Macintosh computer. If you double-click a Windows-based executable file (.exe) on a Macintosh computer, the Macintosh attempts to open the file as a document and displays a list of programs you can use if you are running the Macintosh Easy Open control panel.


Obtain the original, uncompressed presentation from the Windows platform, then use Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh to view the presentation. Alternatively, you can obtain the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer for the Macintosh if you do not have a copy of PowerPoint for this platform. For more information on obtaining the PowerPoint Viewer for the Macintosh, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q190986 PPT98: How to Obtain Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 98

Additional query words: pack n' go compress cross platform uncompress

Keywords          : kbdta kbpng 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbinfo 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999