powerpoint 2013 creating video will not finish.

powerpoint 2013 creating video does not work.  It starts and just before it finishes I get a message saying powerpoint cannot finish creating the video.  Would I like to try again.  What is causing this to happen and how can I fix it?I'm running the 32 bit versioon with windows 7.
 

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Last updated May 22, 2019 Views 12,612 Applies to:
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Hi LoyalJoe,

 

I was able both figure out and fix the issue myself.  Contacting Microsoft is a waste of time if you have trimmed audio.  My slide shows contained trimmed audio in the presentations.  I deleted the audio.  Downloaded a free version of "Audacity" and converted the audio to the correct format and then trimmed the audio in Audacity.  Then I had no issues creating a video from the power point.  Remember to put everything in the correct formats.  It will work then.  Microsoft should fix this issue.  It was the same with PP 2010.  I have no idea why they put features in...like trimming....if it affects other features like creating a video.  Microsoft needs to listen to their customers and more and more competitive software is being made to compete.  I bought PP 2013 so it would be easy to make the video I had in mind.  It's a lot of extra work and time to make the videos.  There are easier ways with other software.  Hope this helps.  Let me know what happens with your slideshow.

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