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    Text won't display (2000)

    I work in a learning lab where we use a lot of courses on CD-ROM. One such course includes a PowerPoint presentation. I saved the .ppt as a .pps and put a shortcut on the desktop. I did this on two adjoining computers (learning stations). The .pps works properly on one machine, but not on the other.

    On the second machine, the show launches just fine. However, as the show runs, it does not display the text that is supposed to "wipe" across the screen. The background is mostly blue; a white band steadily wipes across the background, line by line, and I can barely make out a few of the letters that I should see.

    To my recollection, I installed this show on both computers the same way. The original is a PowerPoint presentation on a CD-ROM produced by the vendor. I'll call the presentation future.ppt. When I have future.ppt open on the screen, the text shows up normally. However, when I press F5 and go into the slide show mode, future.ppt behaves the way I described above. I saved future.ppt as future.pps and put a shortcut on the desktop. Same problem.

    Any ideas? Is there something about my monitor's display settings that I need to tweak?

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    Re: Text won't display (2000)

    Lucas,

    I have encountered anomalies in viewing PowerPoint shows when either the Hard Drive is full or the RAM is insufficient. At that time, the available Hard Drive space on my machine was about 12% and the PowerPoint file was over 4MB.

    I recommend you compare the available Hard Disk space and installed RAM on both machines. I hope the answer is that simple.

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    Re: Text won't display (2000)

    Hard drive space is not a problem. This morning, we discovered that changing the color settings for the monitor fixed the problem. The monitor was set at 16-bit color. The problem went away when we changed the setting to EITHER 256 colors OR 32 bit color!

    Go figure! <img src=/S/broke.gif border=0 alt=broke width=31 height=23>

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