"Powerpoint couldn't create hyperlink to. " Error

I am experiencing the same problem as the one stated below. This makes two of us. Anyone have any answers. I rely on PowerPoint for teaching and I'm short on time.


Hi all,

This stupid program really annoys me.

 

My Powerpoint on Mac DOES NOT run slide show (ridiculous right?)

 

Whenever i press the slideshow icon on the bottom left, the first page of the slideshow pops up, and when i press next slide, it prompts that "Powerpoint couldn't create hyperlink to. " Every powerpoint file is like that, i don't have any video or sound file linked to any of my PPT.

 

That's it.. i have no clue, even the warning itself is incomplete (couldn't create hyperlink to what?)

 

Very annoying problem. I thought Powerpoint is designed to project slideshow.......

 

Any one have any idea? please please please share if you have a fix.

 

Thanks.

 

PPT version: 14.1.3

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Answer
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Hi Bart,

You should consider yourself lucky.  You are the first person to report a problem of this nature. Not everyone gets such luck! So you will get to explore the many possibilities that might or might not cure this issue.

Let's start with a few easy things to check.
1. Have you installed the updates available for Office?  To check this, while your computer has a live internet connection, on the PowerPoint Help menu choose Check for Updates.
2. Have you installed the Mac OS updates available? To check this, while your computer has a live internet connection, click on the Apple menu (top left corner of the screen) and choose Software Update.

Fixed?
Yes - Done. Post result in this thread to help next person with this problem.
No - Do more

3. Run Disk Utility (applications > utilities) and use it to repair disk permissions

Fixed?
Yes - Done. Post result in this thread to help next person with this problem.
No - Do more

4. Delete PowerPoint Preferences. See this article for details:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975723
Note that in Lion the Library folder is hidden.

Fixed?
Yes - Done. Post result in this thread to help next person with this problem.
No - Follow the rest of the steps in the Microsoft art

I am an unpaid volunteer and do not work for Microsoft. "Independent Advisors" work for contractors hired by Microsoft. "Microsoft Agents" work for Microsoft Support.

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