Opening a file created in PowerPoint 2000

Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
March 31, 2010 at 12:14:38
Specs: Windows XP
Have a user who created a ppt in PowerPoint 2000, displays and prints fine from 2000, however, in 2007 some of the text is gone, the graphics are scrunched so when handouts are printed (3 per page, pure black and white) it looks like garbage.

Anyone see this?

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March 31, 2010 at 14:36:15

Just a thought:
Ask your user to open the presentation in PP 2000, then select Tools - Options - Save Tab and check the 'Embed True Type Fonts' box - click OK.

Save and then open in PP 2007


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April 1, 2010 at 06:30:52
That didn't seem to help, the graphics are still messed up in PowerPoint 2007 as is the text.

Any other ideas?

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April 1, 2010 at 06:59:27

My only other thought (on this issue!) is to ask the PP2000 user to install the Office compatibility pack and save the presentation in 2007 format.

After installing the Compatibility pack, there will be extra options for file types in the 'Save As' list - choose one with 2007 in it. They are at the bottom of the 'Save As' list (at least they are for earlier versions of Excel).

I have never tried this, so it is just a suggestion.

Look here for information on the compatibility pack - it states that it applies to Office 2000.


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April 1, 2010 at 07:51:47
The user already has the compatibility now I am really wondering what could be causing this.

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April 1, 2010 at 08:34:12

What format are they saving in.

Are they saving as .pptx
If not try saving as a pptx file.

If they are saving as pptx, try saving as a ppt file and see if 2007 can handle that conversion.


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