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Feeding Macro-Enabled Word 2013 to PowerPoint 2013

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1. I want to feed a Macro-enabled Word 2013 Document to PowerPoint 2013.
2. I copy and paste three extracts from a large master document to make a new 15 page macro-enabled Word document.
3. I save, and press the the button "Send to Microsoft PowerPoint", but it gives me the following error message:
"We can't save this file because it's read only. To keep your changes, you'll need to save to a document with a new name or in a different location. (C:\Users\Username\AppData\...\~present.rtf"
4. Perhaps I am missing it, but I do not see where the document is either .rtf, or read-only.
5. I save it as a different macro-enabled Word file (with a different file name), but I get the same error message.
6. I rename the file in Windows Explorer, and try it again, but I get the same error message.
7. I right-click on the file in Windows Explorer, and check Properties, but I do NOT see Read-Only or Hidden checked.
8. What should I do? Thanks!
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Question by:normanwillis
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by:normanwillis
ID: 40517963
I close everything and re-open, and it says, "PowerPoint can't read from outline C:\Users\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\~present.rtf.
No text converter is installed for this file type."

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by:Echo_S
ID: 40517978
So that second error comes from PPT. In that case you're using FIle | Open, heading to the Home Tab, New Slide, Slides from Outline, and navigating to the RTF, correct?

Something seems to be odd between the DOCM and the RTF. "No text converter" usually indicates PPT's trying to open a corrupt file. Since you said you're making a new macro-enabled Word file, that extension should be DOCM, not RTF. Plus the file name is odd. "-present" is unusual.

I would  try copying the info from the Word file into a new, blank Word document. Then I'd choose File | Save As and save the excerpted file with a new name. I'd make sure the name doesn't start with a hyphen or dash (or whatever non-letter character that is). I'd also save the file as a plain DOCX, not a DOCM, just to be on the safe side.
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by:normanwillis
ID: 40517987
I had been simply clicking the button above the ribbon in Word, "Send to MicroSoft PowerPoint."  

I created a new document by selecting all, opening a new .docx, and then pasting.  Then I try File>Open>Home>New Slide>Slides From Outline> and select the new .docx, and it says: "PowerPoint can't read the outline from C:\Users|AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\TemporaryInternetFiles\Content.MSO\ppt35487DD7.tmp
No converter is installed for this file type."

I don't understand why it is looking under Temporary Internet Files, when I am selecting a file from My Documents?
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by:normanwillis
ID: 40517990
I click away that error message, and I get a second message (as before): "PowerPoint can't read from outline C:\Users\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\~present.rtf.
No text converter is installed for this file type."
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Echo_S earned 2000 total points
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You need to save and close the Word file before you try to use Slides from Outline in PPT. Do a Save As and save it to your desktop or someplace like that, then try to use Slides from Outline.
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by:normanwillis
ID: 40518007
I close all. I open PowerPoint, and try slides from Outline. It gives a similar error message.

"PowerPoint can't read the outline from C:\Users|AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\TemporaryInternetFiles\Content.MSO\ppt\BD45FECB.tmp
No converter is installed for this file type."
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