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Powerpoint add-in Is there an add in for powerpoint that will let you create a drop down menu tree with branches linked to files on a local network. Not a web page menu.

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Re: Powerpoint add-in

I don't know of one, but you can build hyperlinks, by using the hyperlink button on PowerPoint's toolbar (looks like chain links). Be sure to give the full location of the file by right-clicking on the file you want the hyperlink to point to and selecting 'Properties' and then copy and paste the 'Target' dialogue (all of it, which is fully selected by default when you open the properties of the file) by using 'Ctrl C' and then in the PowerPoint hyperlink dialogue box use 'Ctrl V' If you run into more problems or need further instructions, please let us know.

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How do I fix corrupt power point file?

If Insert ' Slides from File doesn't work and Open Office's Impress doesn't work, then the file is kaput. Start looking for your backup or in your email "sent" folder (if you emailed it ?at any point, that is). This program works well. I hope it will help you.

Nov 10, 2015 | Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 for PC

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Powerpoint can't open the type of file represented by........

1. Try some of the things listed below. But first make a backup copy of your presentation and use it, not your original file. Never try any of these recovery techniques on your only copy of a presentation.
Things to try:
-If you run PowerPoint 2003, choose Help, About Microsoft PowerPoint from the main menu bar. If the About screen doesn't indicate that you have SP1 (Service Pack 1) or higher, you should update your copy of PowerPoint. Choose Help, Check For Updates. When the Office Downloads page opens in your browser, click "Check for Updates" and apply the recommended hotfixes and/or service packs.
-If you run Windows XP and have installed SP1, see Files open as Read-Only after installing Windows XP SP1, Other file/path related problems
-Open a blank presentation (You can apply the template used for the damaged file, if applicable. That might help cut down on reformatting.)
-From the main menu, choose Insert, Slides from File (or if you use PowerPoint 2007, Home tab, New Slides (bottom of button), Reuse Slides.
-Try to insert slides individually if you're not able to insert the whole thing
2. If your file became corrupted when PowerPoint or your computer crashed, there may be a temporary version of the file in your TEMP directory. If so, you can try the aforementioned Insert, Slides From File and browse to that file. Or you can try changing the file's extension to PPT and see if you can open it from within PowerPoint using File, Open. You could also do a search for *.TMP files on the off chance that it's not in your TEMP directory.
3. If nothing else works, try opening the presentation in Word to see if you can at least recover the text:
-Start Word and choose File, Open
-Choose file type "Recover text from any document"
-Edit the file as needed
4. If all these three methods don't work, then use third party software PowerPoint Repair Toolbox

Apr 13, 2015 | Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 for PC

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PowerPoint Viewer error 32-bit

Try PowerPoint Repair Toolbox is powerful .PPT repair software, resolving any problem, causing the damage of PowerPoint files.

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Apr 09, 2015 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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Message in Powerpoint: Part of the file is missing. How to fix it?

your powerpoint file seems to be severely corrupted. You may try to open this file in PowerPoint Fix Toolbox

If if it useless follow the steps 1) Open a new presentation and use Insert --> Slides --> From existing presentation to pull in the slides from the corrupted file. This works about 50% of the time.
2) Try using the Clone Me add-in from Microsoft. It may work, it may not.
Or see more

Feb 06, 2015 | Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 for PC

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Corrupt Pptx files. Need to repair them. Please help!

1st. Try to find the temporary file when you creating it
When you edit a presentation, PowerPoint creates a temporary copy of the file. This temporary file is named PPT####.tmp.
Note #### represents a random four-digit number.
This temporary file may reside in the same folder as the presentation. Alternatively, it may reside in the temporary file folder.
Step 1: Look for temporary file in the documents folder
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click Documents.
Look for a file that is named PPT####.tmp.
Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type %userprofile%\My Documents.
Click OK.
Look for a file that is named PPT####.tmp.
If you do not find the file, you must search for it. To do this, go to step 2.
If you do find the file, go to step 3.
Step 2: Search for the temporary file
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then type PPT*.tmp in the Start Search box.
Press ENTER.
Microsoft Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Search.
In the Named box or in the Search for files or folders named box, type PPT*.tmp.
In the Look in box, click My Computer, and then click Find Now or Search Now.
Step 3: Rename the file, and then try to open the file in PowerPoint
Right-click the file, and then click Rename.
Change the old file name extension from .tmp to .pptx so that the file name resembles the following file name:
Start PowerPoint.
In PowerPoint 2007 click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Open. In PowerPoint 2010 click the File menu, and then click Open.
Browse to the folder that contains the renamed file.
Try to open the file in PowerPoint.
Note More than one file may correspond to the temporary file that was created the last time that you saved the presentation. In this case, you may have to open each file to see whether one is the temporary copy of the presentation.
PPTX Repair Kit is the only online PPTX repair tool that you will ever need to restore the contents of a damage PowerPoint presentation after a system crash. Fast, intuitive, stable and thorough, it is absolutely irreplaceable for anyone trying to find out how to repair PPTX file online.
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Nov 12, 2014 | Microsoft Office Business & Productivity...

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My ppt file got damaged i cant open it.while i try to open tat its asking for repair option.after selecting repair option it not opening,anybody tell me the ways to open tat file

When do you start MS PowerPoint then office check for problems such as add-ins or file extension that would not start powerpoint. If you find such problem then try to start your MS PowerPoint in safe mode.

If you will be able to start in safe mode then there is a problem with add-ins. So disabling the add-ins can fix the problem.

You can disable the add-ins by following steps:

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Add-Ins.

  4. On the Manage menu, click Disabled Items, and then click Go.

Dec 23, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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How can i convert my pptx file to word cause it can't be opeened

PPTX is Powerpoint 2007 format. Microsoft has a free viewer for that version if you dont have Office at all, available at You will only be able to view, not edit the document using this viewer.

As an alternative, if you have the 2003 Office suite, you can download the compatibility pack which will allow you to open .pptx files in Powerpoint 2003, .docx in Word 2003, etc. That download is located at

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Friendster powerpoint background

I can help create background effects in powerpoint, but no idea how to transfer that to Friendster. Is that like Facebook?

anyway - try reading through the documention of friendster and see if they have a help section - it might tell you how to upload a powerpoint (.ppt) file.

Dec 21, 2007 | Business & Productivity Software

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Adding music to a powerpoint presentation

Does the music file play when you click on it? (Drag the sound icon someplace visible on your slide and preview it.)

If it does play when you click on it, you just need to animate the music. The sound file has to be a part of your slide animation--that's what tells it when to start/stop playing. When you insert a sound file, PPT may ask you whether you want it to start automatically or wait to be clicked.

Or, you can right-click an existing sound file and go CUSTOM ANIMATION. Depending on your version of PPT, what happens next will be different. But you should be able to set the sound file to play when the slide displays without being clicked.

Dec 03, 2007 | Business & Productivity Software

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