Originally Posted by sonoran
Which version of Fedora and LibreOffice are you using?
As I recall there was an old bug related to that Filter dialogue where the path to the templates directory was wrong - you might check whatever it is showing against your actual path.
You can also try changing the extension from .pps to .ppt or vice versa and see if that makes a difference.
Or you could install Fedora 17 Alpha, where LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 opens both types of files without a hitch.
The LO is: libreoffice-impress.x86_64 1:126.96.36.199-5.fc16
Since you mentioned 188.8.131.52 I did a yum update libreoffice-impress.x86_64 to find:
No Packages marked for Update
I don't know where to look for the Fedora 16 x86-64 Live Desktop.iso version but it's about 2 weeks old.
Unfortunately tracing paths is farther up the learning curve than I am.
Changing to .ppt brings up the photos but not the audio. However I can wait until F17 Delta for that, eh?
Thanks to all for the multiply-reinforced info/help. Perhaps I could interest you folks to look in Software for:
problem with AutoPlus and skype
If nothing else it's one indication of my level of experience(I won't say expertise <8~)