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    2k3 wont open 2k ppt (2k3 and 2k)

    I have a network of about 30 computers here, all running Windows 2000. Depending on how you look at it, (in this case, unfortunately) two of the machines on this network are running office 2k3. The problem is that the office 2k3 computers flat-out refuse to open presentations created with 2000. Any ideas? Worse comes to worst, I'll have Office 2000 installed on these machines. Thanks!
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    Re: 2k3 wont open 2k ppt (2k3 and 2k)

    It would help if you told us what error message is displayed.

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    Re: 2k3 wont open 2k ppt (2k3 and 2k)

    Sorry. It says 'PowerPoint can't read: C:FILENAME.ppt'

    I looked into the Microsoft Office folder on some of the computers - the ones it won't open on only have the folder Office11, whilst the rest of them have Office and Office10. (Will that have any affect?)
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    Re: 2k3 wont open 2k ppt (2k3 and 2k)

    The default folders are:
    Office11 for Office 2003
    Office10 for Office XP (aka 2002)
    Office for Office 2000 (or earlier)

    Do you have Office 2003 SP-1? It includes a critical update that pertains to the error you mention (Description of the Office 2003 critical update: November 4, 2003)

    Also see You receive an error message when you try to open a presentation in PowerPoint 2003 or PowerPoint 2002, but since you apparently don't have the problem in PowerPoint 2002, that's less likely to be relevant.

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    Re: 2k3 wont open 2k ppt (2k3 and 2k)

    Hans, thank you - I'll give this a shot.
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