PowerPoint problem

Subject: PowerPoint problem
From: Kath Bowman <Kath -dot- Bowman -at- au -dot- saabgroup -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 14:24:18 +1030

<Crossposted on austechwriters list>

Hi Techwhirlers,

I have a PPT file that was created with Office 2003, which works correctly when saved as a PPS file and is viewed with the 2003 PPS viewer.

I have since edited the file in Office 2010, and saved it as a 2003 PPT file. The changes were to content only, although many words were edited.
No animated transitions are used in the file. The file includes a few action buttons for navigation, in the Master page, but they have not changed.

The updated PPT works fine when viewed and played in PowerPoint. However, when saved as a PPS file and viewed with the PowerPoint viewer, the file shows no text or action buttons, but the pictures are visible. (It uses Verdana and Arial). I have tried the 2003 and the 2010 versions of the PowerPoint viewer.

I have taken a copy of the previous good version, opened it in Office 2010 and saved it as a 2003 version, and recreated the problem.

When I open a 2003 file using Office 2010 and save the file as a 2003 PPT file, the most obvious change is that the file size drops by half in the updated file.

I have tried different save options, including embedding fonts, when I save as a PPS file, but that has not fixed the problem.

I have taken a few pages at a time, but that has not isolated a problem to any one page or group of pages.

Any suggestions?

Kath Bowman


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