Old PowerPoint file problem - won't open

By b-e.kant ·
I have a file from PowerPoint 1997 that will not open. i get an error message that says:

"You are attempting to open a file that is blocked by your registry policy settings."

Can anyone give me an idea of what settings I need to tweak to open this file and save it in a more recent format?


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PP 97

by p.j.hutchison In reply to Old PowerPoint file probl ...

You could install PDF printer tool, download PowerPoint Viewer 97 from MS and print it to a PDF format file.

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Thank you!

by b-e.kant In reply to This should help

Worked like a charm!

Went to the site and DL the instructions to insert a new registry key.

Inserted key, opened file, saved file in new format, deleted registry key.

Deleted the key due to security concerns.

Many thanks.

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