PowerPoint Presentations not showing graphics from network shares

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a user with a very odd problem with Office 2003 Power Point. When he opens any Powerpoint Presentation from a network share, none of the graphics are showing in the presentation when viewing in the Normal View. When switching to Panel View or Slide Show View, the graphics will show up and the slides looks the way its suppose to look. It will also print correctly, when printing from a network share. When copying the presentation to the the local machine, the slide will show up correctly in the Normal View. Its as if the Normal View has graphics turned off when viewing from network shares. I've uninstalled and reinstalled and then did the same doing a "Clean" Uninstall with the Office Resource Kit. The presetations still show up with no graphics when viewing from a network share.
Question by:ppapared
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    Accepted Solution

    Two things to try:
    Change the Default Printer and/or
    Set back Graphics Hardware Acceleration:
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    Expert Comment

    just jack the pictures and graphics you want... drag to a folder on your local drive
    and keep this folder hidden/unhidden with the powerpoint to ensure its using local images and not having to go through hoops to grab these graphics

    whenever you do anything shared over a network or through a didn't user name you tend to get some odd results... like i said, just make everything local and it should work like a dream

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    Expert Comment

    See this also:
    Even if you're not getting the Red X, the information still applies.

    Author Comment

    I set back the Graphics Acceleration on the computer and that seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the speedily reply. Unforunately, I can't remove any of the graphics since the user has to review then print the presentations out and copying to the hard drive was just an extra step they didn't want to do. The only think I don't under stand is why you could view them completely fine when opening the presentation from the hard drive but browsing the network share and opening the file from there it would loose the graphics.
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    Expert Comment

    It's probably because it uses more resources pulling from the network.  Setting back the Graphics Acceleration frees up some resources.  BTW, make sure you also uncheck Allow Fast Saves.  It's a good practice for all PowerPoint users. See the aforementioned link.

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