at my school, we are running office 2003 sp3 on win xp pro sp 3 desktops. Our students are having increasing problems trying to open files, especially powerpoint.
we get the following error message:
Powerpoint was unable to display some of the test, images, or objects on slides in the file, “(the name of their file)”, because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover the lost information. To ensure that the file can be opened in previous versions of Powerpoint, use the Save As command (File menu) and save the file with either the same or a new name.
it is corrupt beyond reopening or recovering anything. We cannot open the file to use the save as command. I have tried manually renaming the file, nope that didn't work. I also tried changing the extension from ppt to pptx, nada here also. I have tried opening the file in powerpoint 2007, nothing that way either.
does anyone have any ideas on the whys of this but better yet a solution?? I wasn't too far behind on my office updates, I couldn't find much when I google either. I am currently reghosting a couple of computers with ALL the latest updates to windows and office in hopes that this might fix it.
open for suggestions