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Powerpoint 2003 Viewer on Vista OS with Office XP installed; text doesn't display

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A Powerpoint 2003 presentation was emailed to me. OS = Vista; Office suite installed is XP; I also have the Microsoft Office Powerpoint Viewer 2003 installed.

When I try to view the .ppt in Powerpoint XP, it freezes up. No surprise. When I open the 2003 Viewer and select the file, it opens full screen. I am able to click through the presentation, but only graphics are displayed. Pages that are all text appear to be blank.

Later: The powerpoint text was all Arial. I had the sender change just one line of text on one page and resend. The most I was hoping for was that that one line of text would display. Surprisingly, now ALL text displays. What do you think of that?
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Its possible sometimes that text disappear if the file is somehow corrupted. When you received second e-mail with one line changed there was no problem because it's another file that was not corrupted. Take a look at http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00877.htm
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The powerpoint came from a consultant. When a second consultant made a change, resaved it, and sent it to me, there was no issue. Therefore, I can't be certain that the first file was corrupted, but it it logical.
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