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Opening PowerPoint 2003 files in PowerPoint 2008


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When I open PowerPoint files created on my old PC in PowerPoint 2003, they are mostly blank, the text boxes have been stripped away.

Any solution to this?

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haven't got 2008 so cannot help directly

what happens if you try and open them up in Keynote
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Not quite sure but I am going to take a stab at this one.

Office 2003 and Office 2008 have compatibility issues (for some reason I don't understand) so you have to download a "format converter". It will save files in 2003 that are compatible with 2008. Download the file here:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloa...2FC582C#viewer

(the name of the file you want is "Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 0.2.1 (Beta)")

Not 100% sure if this will work but I hope it helps.
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Thanks for the replies. Doesn't seem to be a ppt for mac issue, and is only a problem for text boxes that were not created as part of a master slide. Frustrating, but I retyped.
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