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    Can't Open the type of pres.ppt (2000/xp)

    I have a ppt file that has about 30 linkes to excel. I've tried to use office 2000 and office xp. At first, the file opens and everything updates correctly. After opening the files and updating the links 3 or 4 times over the course of a couple days i get the message

    "powerpoint can't open the type of pre.ppt" and it won't open the file. I have rebooted and it still won't open.

    I have tried this on w98, w2000 and NT and all 3 machines fail to open the file after they initially open them 3 or 4 times.

    what could this possible be?

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    Re: Can't Open the type of pres.ppt (2000/xp)

    Question;
    Are your links opening the Excel file IN Excel?
    Or- are you pasting the link on the slide so the information is viewed in PPoint?

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    Re: Can't Open the type of pres.ppt (2000/xp)

    I am pasting the link from excel into powerpoint. The graphs are in made in excel and linked to view in ppt.

    I've just been on the phone with microsoft and they think it is a video driver problem.

    The only pc we can run this file more than 4 times is on a 850mhz, 500mg ram, 16mg video, w2000, excelxp and pptxp. It won't work on an NT, 128mg ram, 400mhz, 8mg video ram OR a W98, 128mg ram, 800 mhz, 8mg video ram or any w95 pcs.

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