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    Optimum setup (Powerpoint xp)

    Hi all
    I know this has probably been asked a million times but I am new to the board. Is there an optimum setup for powerpoint xp to make it run as smoothly as possible. I know in 2000 you needed to turn off fastsave etc. is there anything like this that I need to do in xp or did microsoft sort it all out. thanks

    Danel

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    Re: Optimum setup (Powerpoint xp)

    Danel, I doubt if much has changed. I would still do the following:
    1. <LI>Have a printer driver installed and set as Default
      <LI>Turn off Fast Saves
      <LI>Cut back on the number of Undos
      <LI>Turn off Background Printing
      <LI>Periodically check your TEMP folder and delete excess files
      <LI>Tools | Customize | Options tab: remove the checkmark next to Menus Show Recently Used Commands First
      <LI>Never open from or save to a diskette or shared Novell or NFS network directly
    For details on all of these items, see Steve Rindsberg's PPT FAQ site
    HTH --Sam
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    Re: Optimum setup (Powerpoint xp)

    I'd also add that turning off "autofit text to placeholder" in Tools/Autocorrect will save you multiple headaches! Gawd, that thing makes me nuts!

    And you might want to turn off the autolayout thing there, too. Depends on how much of a "power user" you are, though, I suppose. Some love that feature, while most "power users" seem to hate it.

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