This is related to my earlier question here -->
Our intent is to have some automated scripts automatically update simple text files so that a looping Powerpoint shows current information on our Help Desk large display monitors.
I notice I can only insert MS Excel files and every time I try to insert simple notepad, or wordpad document in Powerpoint via Obvject --> Insert Object --> Create from file --> Browse, then select the text.txt (or any text file) --> click "Link" ...., it keeps saying "The Server application , source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to reinstall the server application."
This happens both at home using windows 7 and Powerpoint 2010 and in the office, using Windows XP and Powerpoint 2010.
The other problem with using Excel is that once the OLE link embeds the object, the fonts are not the same as the Powerpoint fonts. so the slide looks terribly off. I couldn't find a way to have the excel cell "inherit" the text attributes (like shadows and other effects) of the original text on the slide to make it look seamless.
Any help would be much appreciated.