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PARTIALLY SOLVED: problems viewing PPT files

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: PARTIALLY SOLVED: problems viewing PPT files Reply with quote

I'm experiencing a strange issue when viewing another student's powerpoint presentations on my computer (which uses Office 2008 for Mac). The files in question were created on a laptop using Windows Office 2007. The files are in .pptx format which is fine as my Mac version of Office creates and reads the same.

When I open the file, the slides only fill up about half the frame. As you can see by the attached screenshot there is a huge gray empty space around the slide. I have to click on the black portion of the slide (the view then reads "70%") then go to my "view" settings in PowerPoint and change the view from "70%" to "Fit" (as in "to fit screen").

This issue also occurs in Apple's "Keynote" presentation software.

I don't have this problem when viewing anyone else's PowerPoint files so I am pretty sure that this is not a Mac-Windows incompatibility issue.

Any ideas as to why this is happening would be most welcome. I suspect it's a setting on their end.




OK, I HAVE A PARTIAL FIX (ON MY END)

Since the file has "open" permissions:

I opened it, adjusted the view settings as I described above, then added a blank slide at the end (probably not necessary) then i SAVED THE FILE. It now opens normally. I won't see the person who created this file until later this week but I will take a look at their Powerpoint settings when I see them.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will it open okay if you save the original .pptx file in .ppt format? Just curious to know.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
Will it open okay if you save the original .pptx file in .ppt format? Just curious to know.


Yes. I did that, too. Very Happy
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