Powerpoint 2003 Viewer on Vista OS with Office XP installed; text doesn't display
Posted on 2009-04-01
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?