PowerPoint 2007 Running Incredibly Slow


B

Becky

I have a PPT 2003 file that has a number of charts created in Excel
and imported into the presentation. I opened it in PPT 2007 and saved
it as a PPTX file.

I am going in and changing the colors in the charts to work with a new
template. When I double-click on one of the Excel-based charts ( I do
have Excel 2007 installed also) it takes forever to open the chart,
and then to close the file and re-establish the PPT screen once I make
the changes. The changes don't take all that long, but going into and
coming out of the window can take a few minutes.

While this is all going on the black 3-D menu bar at the top of the
PPT window (that says Microsoft PowerPoint Non-commercial use) turns
to the classic blue style of PPT 2003, and if I click on anything else
in the presentation the entire window goes white for a bit.

This is not the first time this has occurred when using PPT 2007, but
as this is a long presentation with a lot of charts to change, it's
really slowing me down.

Any idea why it's doing this and how I might fix it permanently?
 
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trip_to_tokyo

I have a PPT 2003 file that has a number of charts created in Excel
and imported into the presentation. I opened it in PPT 2007 and saved
it as a PPTX file.

I am going in and changing the colors in the charts to work with a new
template. When I double-click on one of the Excel-based charts ( I do
have Excel 2007 installed also) it takes forever to open the chart,
and then to close the file and re-establish the PPT screen once I make
the changes. The changes don't take all that long, but going into and
coming out of the window can take a few minutes.

While this is all going on the black 3-D menu bar at the top of the
PPT window (that says Microsoft PowerPoint Non-commercial use) turns
to the classic blue style of PPT 2003, and if I click on anything else
in the presentation the entire window goes white for a bit.

This is not the first time this has occurred when using PPT 2007, but
as this is a long presentation with a lot of charts to change, it's
really slowing me down.

Any idea why it's doing this and how I might fix it permanently?

If you create what you want directly in PP 2007 I think that the
problem will disappear. I appreciate that doing that might be a not
insignificant task.
 

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