PowerPoint 2003 goes into loop
Posted on 2011-04-20
We've been using Office 2003 for years, but suddenly this week, almost all of our many PowerPoint .ppt files cannot be edited because after making a minor change in some text on a slide, the CPU goes into a hard loop and PowerPoint shows the hourglass.
The loop doesn't happen immediately, but a couple of seconds after the first change.
Microsoft Update shows no updates required.
Some of the files get an error when opening that says the file is coruptted or need a later release, and slides included from another .ppt do not show. The loop is on a .ppt that we deleted those slides, and are updating slides that should be okay. The slide in particular was updated just last week.
This is happening on what appears to be all of our 17 PCs, and for different users.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
BTW: The files come from a shared folder on a Server 2008 server, but it shows no errors in the logs.