Powerpoint text animation problem.
Posted on 2010-11-16
I have a problem with text animations in Powerpoint 2007. I will explain the best I can.
I have a powerpoint presentation that has text animations in it. By that I mean that certain slides have text that slide down from the top of the screen into view with the advancement of the presentation. These animations are basically bullet points in the text and with each tap of the page down button another one slides into view.
Intermittently I have been having issues where those animations get stuck at the top of the page so they don't slide down all the way. To explain it, it appears that the text slides down but then positions itself in the wrong place on the screen. My biggest problem with this is that I can never successfully reproduce this issue 100% of the time. Using this morning as an example, I went through the presentation on the projector that we were using today for this powerpoint. I tested the presentation to see if the issue would occur and it didn't. Then half way through the presentation the issue started to occur. If you exit out of the presentation and then start again it seems to go away.
The presentation is usually only given on either specific desktop computer with a specific projector paired with the desktop computer or a laptop computer that is almost always paired with a certain projector. The problem seems to occur more on the desktop then on the laptop. The desktop is XP the laptop is Vista.
I can see that it is most likely the machine that is causing the issue but I can't seem to figure out how to fix the problem on this one computer short of removing the text animations which I would rather avoid if possible.
Please let me know if you need more information and I will try and provide it for you.