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    Big Red X - 2000

    Hi Everyone,

    A big red X has appeared over one of my slides.. What does this mean & where oh where did my excel worksheet go!

    FYI: the presentation is only 5 slides!

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    Re: Big Red X - 2000

    OK.. Nothing like finding the answer to my own problem 2 seconds after I post...

    Answer:

    Spreadsheet was still there... The red x just freaked me out <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I just had to do the normal open or edit worksheet object to see it.. Then I just copied the data, deleted the red x and inserted a new worksheet and pasted the data....

    But I am still curious about why the X occured in the first place..

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    Re: Big Red X - 2000

    Here's my guess. You may have pasted the spread sheet as a link and then moved the Spreadsheet to a different folder. PP looks at the original path, finds nothing and says, "uh....." (or something like that)

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    Re: Big Red X - 2000

    This problem was already seen in Office 97 see MS explanation below. As the products haven't changed very much I siuspect the reasons are still the same.

    Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Microsoft Word 97, and Microsoft Excel 97 all use a drawing and graphics engine called OfficeArt. When a program that uses OfficeArt cannot display a graphic for any reason, it replaces that picture with a red X. - NOTE: It may not be possible to recover a picture after it becomes a red X. If the techniques in this article do not recover the picture, you may have to reimport the picture from its original source. If you open a presentation that contains a red X instead of the original graphic:Close the file without saving it.If you save the file, the red X will be permanently stored in the file.Restart your computer.Close all other programs to free up as much memory as possible.Open the file again.If you try to paste a picture into PowerPoint, and it appears as a red X, follow these steps: Delete the red X.On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.Click the second choice in the As list. Click OK.If a red X appears, repeat steps 1 through 3, but instead of selecting the second choice in the As list, select the third choice, and then click OK.If neither of the previous options resolves the problem, try the following: Double-click the X. The toolbars and menus may change to those of another program, and the X may be replaced with the actual picture. Click outside the picture to restore the PowerPoint toolbars and menus.If step 1 fails, select the X and then click Ungroup on the Draw menu. Click Yes when you receive this message:This is an imported object, not a group. If you convert it to a Microsoft Office drawing, embedded data or linking information will be lost. Do you want to convert the object? - This problem has occurred in the following scenarios. Note that other reasons may exist for why OfficeArt cannot display the picture.To display any type of graphic element, Windows uses a memory pool called Graphics Device Interface (GDI) resources or GDI memory. This is a fixed amount of memory; it is the same regardless of how much physical (RAM) memory your computer has. If you have many open windows, many programs running in the background, or many open files, you may be running out of GDI resources. If there is not enough GDI memory available to display all the pictures in your file, one or more of them may not be displayed properly.The Office 97 programs can save files using one of two methods: Full saves and Fast saves. To choose which type of save you want to use, click Options on the Tools menu, click the Save tab, and then click to select the appropriate option. If a full save fails because you do not have enough disk space, and PowerPoint then attempts a Fast Save, OfficeArt may lose track of where the picture data is stored in the document. NOTE: Many of the potential causes of this symptom are corrected in Microsoft PowerPoint 97, Service Release 1 (SR-1). For more information, please click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q172004 PPT97: New Features, Problems Fixed in PowerPoint 97 SR-1 Q172476 OFF97: The Microsoft Office 97 SR-1 Patch Readme Q162349 WD97: Picture Displayed as Red "X" in Document Additional query words: ppt97 word97 wd97 xl97 8.0 8.00 office97 off97 0ff8.0 ole inserted embedded linked image graphic red x Keywords : kbgraphic kbdta kbdraw

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    Re: Big Red X - 2000

    Addendum to last message:
    If you use fast save with powerpoint, the files grow rapidly and the chance to got the red X grows.
    The best way is to make smaller persantations and link them with the action facility.

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