strang powerpoint error - PPT or PPTX files work on some winxp machines and not on others!

Posted on 2011-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a wierd issue with some PPT and PPTX files that i have had no previous problems opening on my machine - the crazy thing is that i can take these same PPT and PPTX files to another computer on the network and it opens with no problems and bring it back to my machine and i get the error below.

I have used both flash drives and the network drives to transfer the files between machines and it doesnt seam to make any difference i still get the same result:

it works on some machines and not on others!

I have already done all the obvious thing in office including :

search and repair errors
complete unintstall and reinstall of powerpoint only

before i go ahead and uninstall and reinstall office i was wondering if anyone else ever encountered this issue and what was done to resolve it?

thanks sss
Question by:HudsonMarine
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Brian Gee earned 2000 total points
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This appears to be the result of a recent security update for Powerpoint. You can use the workarounds noted in the link below or uninstall the update...


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