Free PowerPoint Compatible
You may be able to open your corrupt PowerPoint file in Open Office Presentation, or ThinkFree Office's free online version of a presentation program.
Name - Open Office
Download URL - OpenOffice
Developer - Sun Microsystem
OS - Windows 98/ME/2000(Service Pack 2 or higher)/XP/2003, Solaris 8 OS or higher, Linux kernel version 2.2.13 or higher, glibc2 version 2.2.0 or higher
File Size - Windows: 75 MB | Windows JRE: 90 MB | Linux: 102 MB | Solaris (S): 104 MB | Solaris (X86): 95 MB
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - FAT16/32/NTFS, EXT2, EXT3
Developer Provided Description - "OpenOffice.org is both an open-source application and project. It is free. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite fully compatible with all major file formats."
Comment - The first trick I learned for corrupt file recovery is to try to open say a Microsoft Word file in the corresponding Open Office program and in other Office suites.
Name - ThinkFree Office Online
"Download URL" - http://online.thinkfree.com/
Developer - ThinkFree Corporation
OS - Any as long as you have a compatible browser it'll work.
File Size - Information is not provided
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Any as long as you have a compatible browser it'll work.
Developer Provided Description - "Have you ever wanted to edit an Excel spreadsheet on a Linux system? Have you ever wanted to show your colleagues a presentation on a computer not equipped with PowerPoint? Would you like to be able to add the interactivity of spreadsheets and presentations to your blog? How about accessing your Word documents from across the Internet and around the world? With ThinkFree Office Online, new from ThinkFree, Inc., you can do all this and more."
Comment - Wow, since this uses Java, you can use it from any OS or system that has a browser. You can quickly set up and try to open a corrupt Word, Excel or PowerPoint file wherever you happen to be as long as you have an Internet connection.