Microsoft has released PowerPoint Viewer 2010 and is ready to download via Microsoft download centre. With the help of PowerPoint Viewer 2010, one can open and watch PowerPoint presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions.
The best thing about PowerPoint Viewer is that you can use it not only to open PowerPoint files created in PowerPoint 2010 but also PowerPoint files created in Office 2013 and Office 2016. You just need to install the Office Compatibility Pack (free).
The PowerPoint Viewer comes in handy for users who haven’t installed Microsoft Office 2010 PowerPoint on their PCs. Microsoft has also made available for download the 60-day trial version of Office 2010 Professional Plus edition and can be downloaded by registering with Microsoft. You might also like to know how to extend Office 2010 trial period.
However, please note that Office PowerPoint Viewer cannot be used to edit PowerPoint documents. If you need to edit PowerPoint documents for free, please try out OpenOffice (free) or LibreOffice (free) software.
UPDATE in March 2019: Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is no longer available to download from Microsoft. So, we have provided a link to a third-party website from where it’s still available for download. Alternatively, you can download LibreOffice to open and edit PowerPoint documents for free.