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Opening PowerPoint Presentations in MyCCRI

To view a PowerPoint presentation in MyCCRI click on the green Files link under Course Tools menu on the left side of the screen.

Your instructor may have organized the PowerPoint files in folders. To view a file in a folder :

Viewing Files in a Folder:
Instructions and Screenshots
Step 1

Click on the blue arrow next to the folder

graphic depicting a sample folder in MyCCRI
Step 2

The arrow should now point downward and reveal the contents of the folder

graphic depicting an open subfolder in MyCCRI
Step 3

The files that are stored in a folder should appear on the right side of the window. Double-click on the file to open the presentation.

graphic showing the folder and file structure in MyCCRI

PowerPoint Program Instructions

If you have PowerPoint 98 or 2000 on your computer, you should be able to view a PowerPoint presentation by double-clicking on the icon for the presentation, then choosing the Open button.

Please Note: if you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer, you will need to download and install the free viewer from Microsoft. It is available from:

However if you have PowerPoint 2002 (XP) or 2003 on your computer, you may find that this will not work. This is because there is a security feature within Office XP that forces users to download a file and then open it in a program. This process assures users that their anti-virus software will double-check the file for viruses before opening it on their machine. This lessens the possibility of virus infection for you.

If you have PowerPoint 2002 (XP) or are working in a CCRI computing lab, then follow these steps to open a PowerPoint presentation:

Opening a PowerPoint Presentation:
Instructions Screenshots
Step 1

Double-click on the presentation icon

Image of file download dialog box
Step 2

You will be prompted to either Open the presentation or Save it. Choose Save.

(Please make note of where the presentation is being saved on the computer. If you are doing this in a CCRI lab the presentation will be saved in the Temp folder.)

Step 3

Once the presentation has been saved, click on the Open button. PowerPoint will open and display the slides.

Please Note: if you inadvertently close the dialogue box before clicking on the Open button, you can open PowerPoint and then choose FileOpen and browse to the file you just saved.

Printing PowerPoint Handouts

It is possible to print out a PowerPoint presentation as a handout showing three slides to a page if the file is saved as a .ppt file and if you have the full version of PowerPoint on the computer. Note that you cannot print from the PowerPoint viewer. If you only have access to the viewer, it is best to print out your presentation from any of the CCRI Computing labs.

Printing PowerPoint Presentations
Open the PowerPoint Presentation and Do the Following:
Step 1

Go to File then Print

Step 2

Under the Print What: option click the down-pointing arrow and choose the Handouts option

Step 3

Under the Slides per page option click on the down-pointing arrow and choose 3 slides per page.

Step 4

Choose OK.

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Last Updated: 3/31/16