Solved Powerpoint error when opening 2.5MB .ppt file

July 27, 2015 at 04:23:44
Specs: Windows 64
I have a .ppt document that I am trying to open up in Powerpoint 2003. When I open the file Powerpoint opens up but this error message pops up: "Powerpoint can't create the storage required for an inserted or linked object." If you click OK the .ppt document does not open but Powerpoint loads with a gray background. Any help would be great. I looked up the error on EE and I googled it and cannot find a single entry about it.

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July 27, 2015 at 08:13:15
There are definitely several Google hits if you use the error message you quoted "Powerpoint can't create the storage required for an inserted or linked object". This is one of them:

Do other PPT files open normally?

Do you know anyone else with Office 2003 to see if it opens on their computer?

What do you mean by "Windows 64", XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 or something else?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 28, 2015 at 04:49:45
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You will need Office 2003 (with compatibility pack) and Office 2010.
1. Open the Powerpoint presentation in Powerpoint 2003.
2. Once you have the presentation opened in Powerpoint 2003, save it as a Powerpoint 2007 presentation.
3. Open the presentation using Powerpoint 2010. You may get some error prompts (you can ignore). Click on save as, and save it as a Powerpoint 2010 presentation. Close it.
4. Now open it again using Powerpoint 2010, you should be able to work on it without any issues.

Not the most elegant solutions but they also worked for me...
http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarg... - where you can get a lot of helpful tips about MS PowerPoint corruption documents

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