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    Save Chart as GIF (Powerpoint 97 SR2)

    A co-worker supplies me with charts in gif format so I can put on the web. Now, for some reason, when she does a Save-As and selects gif as the format, the chart is saved but NOT as a gif. It saves it as a jpg. She is not new to doing this (she has done it many times, with no problems). We came to my PC and tried it here too. Powerpoint lets me select gif as the file type for the Save-As, but saves the chart as a jpg. We are not aware of any changes to the system.
    Has anyone else encountered this?
    Very strange...

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    Chuck
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    Re: Save Chart as GIF (Powerpoint 97 SR2)

    Chuck,

    How very weird! On my tests saving any thing (pies / text etc) from powerpoint 97, as "filetype" gif, produces a file called
    filename.PG, (that's Pee Gee Comma) as the extension.

    The file is really a JPG and not a GIF.

    I don't know what the answer is. I cannot find any mention of this problem on microsoft.com (as per usual).

    My guess, is that it's something to do with Service Release 2, or another MS security patch....as I'm pretty sure it used to work just fine on ppt 97.

    My tests all worked on ppt 2003

    Cheers
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    Re: Save Chart as GIF (Powerpoint 97 SR2)

    TAJ,
    Thanks. It worked using PowerPoint97 when run on NT machine. The operating system got upgraded to 2000 and that seems to be when it "went south". We got Powerpoint 2003 loaded and that fixed the problem. The user can now save charts as gif's.
    Thanks for your reply.
    Chuck
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