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    PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    I received a PPT through my email. When double clicking the file PowerPoint is launched, but I get an error message. I have attached a screenprint of this error message. What can I do to open this file after all?

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    Re: PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    I'd save the attachment (File | Save Attachments...) instead of opening it directly from the e-mail.
    If you get the same error when you try to open the saved version, the file may be damaged.

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    Re: PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    Thanks for your reply Hans.

    I tried your suggestion, but I got the same error message.
    I contacted the person who sent me the PPT, and she has no problem opening it. She also confirmed me that no special or exotic fonts were used in the file.

    Any other suggestions ?

    Best regards

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    Re: PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    You could ask the person which version of PowerPoint she is using.
    And you could ask her to zip the presentation and send the zip file.

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    Re: PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    PPT 2003 sp3 won't open ppt files created with very early versions. could this be the problem. There's a downloadable reg fix on the Microsoft site.
    http://office-watch.com/kb/?938810

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    Re: PPTfile won't open (PowerPoint 2003 SP3)

    The file was created in PPT2007, but was saved as a PPT2003 file.
    I worked around the problem by opening the file in OpenOffice, and saving it again as a PPT2003. The file then opened without any problem in PPT2003.

    Thanks to Hans and John for their suggestions.

    Best regards,

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