Microsoft Visual Basic error when using presenter

I have a problem. When attempting to open a specific ppt presentation, I get an error from Microsoft Visual Basics "file not found", and ppt closes and will not let me access the document. I know the document is there and able to be accessed because it can be accessed from another employee's machine.

I am working with:

Microsoft Office 97, 32 bit

Windows 7, 64 bit

Articulate '09, 32 bit

Please help! I have not been able to work around this error.

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Brian Batt

Hi Justin,

Thanks for posting your screen shot.  It looks like you're working off of a network drive (Y: drive).  Moving these files to your local hard drive will resolve the issue.  Here are some additional tips for managing your files which can help prevent issues.

1.  Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 

2. You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).

3.  Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names.

Additional information regarding "Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces" in Windows operating systems can be found in the following Microsoft article: