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MS PowerPoint hangs up

By roma_vit ·
PowerPoint hangs up right after I try to edit something (type the text, move the text block or graphics). The problem occurs not with all files, though. Some .ppt files work fine. Tried to reinstall the software but it wouldn't help. What might be wrong?

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by DKlippert In reply to MS PowerPoint hangs up

Check your video driver

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by pascalbuz In reply to MS PowerPoint hangs up

I have the same problem:

Powerpoint is freezing in XP
All the presentations in Powerpoint are freezing when I try to add a new slide. The cpu use is growing up to 100% and stay at this stage until I kill the apps. I tried the same presentationson differents machines: every time the problem occurs with Windows XP and Office XP. Never on win2000 with Office 2000. I tried with files made on Win2000 or on a XP machine: same pb.
So I don't think it's the video driver because I tried with a compaq evo 510, HP vl400 and Omnibook 6000. Every time the pb occurs if it's a XP system. (I tried to reinstall Powerpoint too)

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by roma_vit In reply to MS PowerPoint hangs up

Thanks to pascalbuz. I also see no connection with video driver. Although the question remains open: is there any cure to this problem, some patch, etc.?

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by pascalbuz In reply to MS PowerPoint hangs up

Ok It seems to be SR2 of OfficeXP that cause this problem. So you can deinstall the SR2 or you can just do this in PowerPoint (It works for me)
Go to Tools -> Options -> Spelling Tab and uncheck all the items.
I have no more troubles since I did this.

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by roma_vit In reply to MS PowerPoint hangs up

Thanks pascalbuz. your solution was helpful. I succeeded to resolve the problem in the end. The problem was really russian spell-check. Now everything works fine.

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