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Control Toolbox, Powerpoint 03

I want to use the Control Toolbox in PowerPoint 2003, but it is grayed out.  It works in PowerPoint XP.

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scottman29Commented:
Are you in any particular part of the program that will not let you use it?  Sometimes if clicked on a picture or sound clip, it won't let you use the control toolbox.  Also, perhaps the VB component was never installed?  Does the visual basic editor work?

Yours,
Scott
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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
How can I check if the visual basic editor is installed?
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bruintjeCommented:
you can hit ALT+F11 to see if it's there
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Geetesh_BajajCommented:
Do you have PowerPoint XP(2002) and 2003 on the same machine?

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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
Yes I do
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Geetesh_BajajCommented:
Thank you for the quick response.

Well, I set my security level to "Very High" in PowerPoint 2003 using Tools | Macros | Security and I can still view and click anywhere in my Control Toolbox.

Here are some thoughts:

1. In PowerPoint 2003, choose Help | Detect and Repair.

2. Are all the buttons in the Control toolbox grayed out - or is it just one button?

 
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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
they are all grayed out
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Geetesh_BajajCommented:
It does look like your Administrator has disabled user interface elements - this is possible in Office 2003.

More info at:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/five/ch18/mnta04.htm#sub_5

You'll need to request your Administrator to enable the interface elements.
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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
I am the Administrator, I didnt' disable them.  I will check this out
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Geetesh_BajajCommented:
Mmacdougall, do check and get back.

Also, it does seem that the same reason would cause the Control Toolbox icons to be grayed out in other Office 2003 applications like Word - can you check that as well.
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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
only Powerpoint 03 installed
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mmacdougallAuthor Commented:
It turns out that the visual basic editor is not installed, can it be installed from the Office 2003 cd
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bruintjeCommented:
think so it's one of the options in that long list when you install, it would also mean you couldn't ALT+F11 earlier?
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