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Posted on 2003-11-04
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I have been sent a PowerPoint presentation I have to work on. Trouble is it crashes Powerpoint. I can open it in Internet Explorer OK so I can at least read it. The person who sent it knows nothing about computers. I think it was created on a Mac. I have a PC, XP Pro, Office XP all updated. I have tried repairing my installation but that hasn't helped. Any ideas.
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by:KenAdney
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It's a lousy suggestion, but I'd cut & paste from IE into a new presentation.
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by:aelroy
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If you can open it using the IE plugin, I would try to just copy it off of there and paste it into a new PP document. Although you might loose some of the annimation and other frills, I think it is woth the try.

Amos
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by:MON053197
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Only lousy suggestions, is that all?
Turns out the doc was created on a PC. I have tried saving it as a PPT97 doc but 57mb later, it still crashes.

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by:MON053197
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Well, I've found the answer on a newsgroup.
FYI it is to disable spell checking while typing.
Can I have my points back please?
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