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    Error opening PowerPoint Presentation (IE 5.5, PP

    When clicking on a link that should open up a presentation, instead of seeing the presentation I get like a background of Microsoft PowerPoint icons. Fills the screen. I reloaded Internet Explorer and it didn't clear it up. Can anyone tell me what the error is that is occurring and how to resolve it? I checked the Knowledge Base and didn't find anything. Thank-you for looking at my problem. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: Error opening PowerPoint Presentation (IE 5.5, PP

    Sounds like you may have a display problem.. Try decreasing your resolution and see if that does the trick.

    Why are you loading a powerpoint presentation from I.E.? It's always best to save these files locally and open them from there. Right click the file and Save Target As. If you put it on your desktop, you can easily delete it when you're done.

    You might also check your display adapter's hardware acceleration. Control Panel | Display | Settings | Advanced | Performance | Hardware Acceleration. Unless you're working high-end graphics or video, you can drag that slider all the way down. In I.E. 5.5, this decreases problems across the board!

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: Error opening PowerPoint Presentation (IE 5.5, PP

    I appreciate your reply, but I don't think it is screen resolution. Here is a screen print of what is received.
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    Re: Error opening PowerPoint Presentation (IE 5.5, PP

    Again, it looks like you're loading the presentation via a plug in through Internet Explorer. This isn't a very stable way of loading it, you might save it locally and open it that way.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: Error opening PowerPoint Presentation (IE 5.5, PP

    I'm getting the vague sense that this might be related to Office Web Components. Can you give us the link to the source web page or take a look at the code on the page that should contain the presentation and see if it calls an ActiveX control? Usually there will be a long CLSID "number" in an OBJECT tag or something like that.

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