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    Animation glitch? (97 to 2000 upgrade)

    Hello,

    I have a question that I can't answer. Someone converted a PowerPoint presentation from 97 to 2000, and now the custom animation acts differently.

    Here how it worked in 97 and how it's supposed to work:
    1. Text box 1 appears on the screen via a mouse click, and is supposed to stay on the screen until the next mouse click.
    2. Text box 2 appears on the screen automatically after Text box 1 appears.
    3. Text box 3 appears on the screen via mouse click - this click causes text box 1 to disappear.

    Here's how it now works in 2000:
    1. Text box 1 appears on the screen via a mouse click, and is supposed to stay on the screen until the next mouse click.
    2. Text box 2 appears on the screen automatically after Text box 1 appears and causes Text box 1 to disappear (even though it's supposed to stay on screen until the next mouse click)
    3. Text box 3 appears on the screen via mouse click, but unfortunately Text box 1 is already gone.

    There's no change at all in the animation instructions. So why is Text box 1 ignoring the command to stay on screen until the next mouse click?

    By the way, there are several other objects that come on screen in this animation sequence, and none of them hang around until the next mouse click either.

    Is this a problem between 97 and 2000?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Animation glitch? (97 to 2000 upgrade)

    Hi Bob,

    It looks like you are a victim of a "bug" that came about because of some feature changes between PowerPoint 97 and PPT 2000. <!mskb=235622>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 235622<!/mskb> lays out the details, and notes that this problem was corrected in Service Pack 3 for Office 2000. It also includes a workaround that might solve your problem. Hope this helps.
    Wendell

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