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inserting PDF object into powerpoint 2007 slide

Posted on 2011-09-23
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one of my users is trying to insert a PDF page into power point slide but when she selects the object button in the insert menu (or ribbon)  she receives a error message: "The server application, source file, or item can’t be found, or returned an unknown error.  You may need to reinstall the server application". She gets this message just by clicking on the button, did doesn't even allow you to try to insert the document it just goes straight to the error message. What does it mean and how can i resolve this?
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by:Arman Khodabande
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So it isn't related to PDF or something else!
The MS Powerpoint has problems itself!
Use Microsoft office "Diagnostics tools" from office button.
Or alternatively:
Repair the installation via "Add or remove programs" in control panel.
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by:rblanco66
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i've already ran a repair and the error is still poping up
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by:Arman Khodabande
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Please answer the following questions carefully:

1) Do you have any Symantec Products installed on your computer?  (For example Norton AntiVirus, SystemWorks, Symantec Antivirus)

2) Have you recently installed any office service pack or update package from Microsoft?
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by:JSRWilson
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Adobe Acrobat is usually the default object so it could be related to adobe.

If you (they) have Acrobat version 10 there is a new security setting that can cause this.

Open Acrobat Reader >> Edit >> preferences

In General untick "Open in protected view"

See if that helps.
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softpro2k earned 2000 total points
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From your question it is clear that your objective is to insert a page from a pdf file while you are getting the error message.

A little work around to get your work done :  Use PDF's image capture/Snapshot tool (camera Icon) and copy the entire page and paste it into the PowerPoint Slide as Picture.
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