Corrupt project... was almost done.

Katie Weinmann

30 posts

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 6:51 AM  

Hi everyone,

 

My project was one line to be finished this week, and when I opened my PowerPoint this morning it said, something to the gist of, "the file is corrupt and any affected slides will appear as blank." 

 

All the slides look fine, but when I try to use Engage the whole program PPT and Articulate freeze up. 

 

Is it best to start over and leave behind this file?  Can I insert my stand alone Engage files into the new presentation?  Can I also copy and paste the old slides or will their corrupt dirtiness come along too??

 

Too new too know what to do! Help!  thank you!

 

-Katie


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User Rank Phil Mayor

9,973 posts

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 6:59 AM  

Hi Katie

 

It happens, you should be able to copy the slides into another presentation and reinsert the engage interactions.  It is possible that you have something corrupt on one of those slides so dont be suprised if you get the message again (If this happens I would copy and paste in batches, close then reopen it should be easy this way to find the dodgy image etc).

 

There is some good info here http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011168781033.aspx

 

Hope this helps

 

Phil


Katie Weinmann

30 posts

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:04 AM  

Hi Phil - Thanks for your help!  It did happen again.  I inserted two people pictures the other day from a purchased file group.  Could one person in the file be corrupt or would it most likely be the entire series? 


User Rank Phil Mayor

9,973 posts

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 7:17 AM  

I would now insert the slides in batches (10 slides), save and close then reopen, if you get the message again you know approximately where the corrupt bit is and can narrow it down.

 

It is possible your slide master is corrupt butv a new presentation should have fixed this

 

Phil


Dave Neuweiler

265 posts

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2:55 AM  

Did you get this message?:

 

“PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects as slides in the file (name) because they have become corrupt. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover lost information. To ensure that the file can be opened in previous versions of PowerPoint, use the Save As command and save the file with the same name or a new name.”

 

If you did, it may be because of a Microsoft update to PowerPoint.

 

Please read this post:

 

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/136048-powerpoint-2003-was-unable-to-display-some-of-the-text-images-error

 

Deleting update KB 2464588 fixed it for me.

 

Best Regards,

 

Dave


Katie Weinmann

30 posts

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:44 AM  

Thanks Dave - Yes, that was the message.   My IT desk knew all about it when I called.  Thanks Microsoft! 


Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 2:36 PM  

I am encountering this same corruption message with internal (slide-to-slide) hyperlinks on PowerPoint 2007. How did you or your IT folks solve the problem?


User Rank Brian Batt

5,065 posts

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 7:29 AM  

 

Cindy Edwards said:

I am encountering this same corruption message with internal (slide-to-slide) hyperlinks on PowerPoint 2007. How did you or your IT folks solve the problem?



Hi Cindy,

 

It looks like there's a hotfix that Microsoft released for the issue:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2543241

 


Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

Thanks Brian. I did see that there may be a hot fix for it, but that hot fix is for Office 2003 with SP3. I'm running Office 2007, and there doesn't seem to be a fix for 2007. I guess I can try it anyway?

 


Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

Found a hotfix for 2007 on Microsoft support: Article 2584040. Downloaded and installed, and I'll test it this afternoon. I'll be back only if it doesn't work, so no news is good news.