Corrupt project... was almost done.

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!


9 Replies
Phil Mayor

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

Hope this helps


Dave Neuweiler

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 Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it is not possible to recover lost information.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:

Deleting update KB 2464588 fixed it for me.

Best Regards,