Microsoft producer for powerpoint 2003 - active X control error

Posted on 2006-05-13
Last Modified: 2008-01-16
When I try to use Microsoft Producer to narrate slides it refuses to open the slides saying that it cannot use the active X control because either my settings prevent active x controls for running or I have blocked the site for the control

I have been into Internet Explorer (using 7 beta 2) and allowed all active X controls and have no blocked sites on my list

any suggestions as this otherwise brilliant free application is useless
Question by:gbswales
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi gbswales,

    Not sure if it applies to Powerpoint 2003, but you could have a look at this KB saying you should upgrade to producer 1.1

    and there is Producer 2003

    all this assumes you use version 1.1 which is not clear from your question

    hope this helps a bit

    Author Comment

    Thanks Bruintje

    I was already using the 2003 version so there was no upgrade avaialble. I also added every upgrade for office still without success.
    I even uninstalled office and re-installed it.

    What eventually worked was uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 - obviously some setting in this prevents Producer from working and i will report it to Microsoft

    I will accept you answer and give you the points for taking the time to try
    gbswales (Clive)
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    Expert Comment

    ok thanks for that :)

    that sounds like something MS would like to know about since IE is still a beta, i threw it out on my Windows 2003 machine in favor of Firefox too many headaches with configuration settings, on the XP its still running as it should ;)

    Author Comment

    Its a pity because for once I actually liked a new microsoft product - i found the interface of 7 a lot more intuitive once you get over the changed placing of things.  However as always Microsoft kill a good product by trying to make it idiot proof and to prevent software they have developed from being used to attack your system!

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