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    Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Well this is odd.... lately when I exit PowerPoint it closes everything successfully then says "PowerPoint found a problem it can't fix. Save all presentations and restart" (or whatever it is). All seems to work okay. But I just realized that my Recently Used Files list has not been updating, beginning (probably) when that error started appearing.

    Suggestions?

    I deselected the list in Tools/Options and started & exited PPT without the msg; now it won't start again. (I presume there's some DLL that's hung, but no PPT shows up in Close Program. I'm gonna reboot now.)

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    hmmm - could this be connected to your <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=ppt&Number=107461&page=0&vi ew=expanded&sb=5&o=0&fpart=>Printing Problem?</A>
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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    > hmmm - could this be connected to your Printing Problem?

    Probably not... Leif pointed me to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q218519 -- PPT2000:
    Slide Presentations with Two Slides per Page Are Not
    Printed Correctly (Q218519)

    I don't know how to paste links into these messages the way you smart- <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> wizards do...<g>

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    To do a hyperlink:
    type ['url=www.microsoft.com]www.microsoft.com[/url] ...In either example remove the leading apostrophe ( ' ) If I hadn't put that there you wouldn't see the example! It would look like this: The Biggest Monopoly on the Planet!


    Both will display a hyperlink, and both will take the reader to www.microsoft.com, but the first will show www.microsoft.com, while the second will show The Biggest Monopoly on the Planet!

    There are tons of other little known features, you might check out the help or faq.. there's good info there.

    This was from a Kelly Krehbiel who sent this tip to me.

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    One thing that will cause this message is badly written addins, especially addins originally written for PP97. Are you using any addins? --Sam
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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Nope, not using any addins.

    Oddly, the other day the Recently Used Files list started working again, and now sometimes I get that message upon editing, and other times I don't.

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Do you get the message for lots of different files or just a single file and files built from it?
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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Well, that's something worth keeping an eye on, but I know the message happens even upon exiting with no files open.

    Do you have anything specific in mind (a known glitch) or do you just suspect a corrupted file, on general principle?

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Corrupted file would be the easiest soultion. It just something that others have suggested. I've not actually seen any confirmed solutions. Sorry, Sam.
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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    AHA!!!! Most excellent! This is wonderful! It worked.

    A conflict between Norton Antivirus 2002 and PDFMaker - who woulda thunk it? I'm happy to disable the protection inside Office - it's time-consuming and the article you pointed me to says it's redundant protection anyway. (For my work I can't live without PDFMaker.)

    Now I wonder if Norton Antivirus 2002 is also responsible for the 45-second disk-pounding that goes on when I start Outlook. That symptom began at roughly the same time I installed NAV.

    Thanks Sam, and thank Rindsberg!

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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Excellent summary Sam. Tx.
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    PowerPoint found an error that it can't correct

    There seem to be at least five different possibilities that cause the error message, PowerPoint found an error that it can't correct.
    [list=1] <LI>If you have Acrobat 5 and Norton AntiVirus 2002 installed, then there is a conflict involving the Norton AntiVirus Plug-in for Microsoft Office. If you go into Norton AntiVirus | Options | Misc and disable the microsoft office option, then the error message will go away. For more information see, , <A target="_blank" HREF=http://service4.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/pfdocs/2001083008424806>Symantec's Knowledgebase, and/or <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q302596>MS Q302596</A>.
    <LI>If this message appears when editing a textbox or changing fonts, you probably don
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    Re: Recently Used Files broken?? (2000)

    Just wanted to let everyone know I had the same problem with Norton Antivirus 2002 and Adobe Acrobat 4. Got the same error message in PowerPoint 2000 after I installed Acrobat. The same fix mentioned above fixed the problem. Tx.

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