3 Replies
Allison LaMotte

Hi Helena,

If you double-click on the ppta file it will either prompt you to open the associated PowerPoint file or open it directly. Depending on the version of PowerPoint you created your project in, this will be a ppt or pptx file. 

Basically what I'm saying is, there is really no where to go wrong here. The ppta file stores the Presenter data, but you'll always be editing the PowerPoint file. As long as you keep both of these files in the same place and you don't rename one and not the other, you'll be fine. Hope that helps! :)

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Helena,

As a safeguard, Articulate Presenter will add -old to the end of the ppta file name if it becomes locked by another user or computer service, or if it becomes temporarily inaccessible for any reason. Some scenarios where this can occur—though not all possibilities—are described here.  (The -old.ppta file should contain your missing audio; see the next section for recovery instructions.)