The Outline's Too Long to Read in its Entirety

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Daniel of Judah

I have a Power Point error message that I'm having trouble with, and I'd
appreciate your help. I've tried searching the web and this group for the
subject without success.

When I open the file the subject line is shown. Can the file be recovered? I
have tried to convert the file to pdf, but that hasn't helped.

I'm using PP 2003 SP2 as part of Office Pro 2003 and Win XP Pro 2002 SP2.

Thanks!
 
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TAJ Simmons

Daniel,
Re: The Outline's Too Long to Read in its Entirety


The file you are trying to open.

Are you sure it's a powerpoint file.

Or is it a PDF or something else ?

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villem teder

I have a Power Point error message that I'm having trouble with, and I'd
appreciate your help. I've tried searching the web and this group for the
subject without success.

When I open the file the subject line is shown. Can the file be recovered? I
have tried to convert the file to pdf, but that hasn't helped.
This is typical of trying to open a text file as an outline, if the
file has many lines of text, more than 500 I think.

If that is the case, when you open the file, make a note of where it
stopped reading the source file. Then you have to edit the source file
to delete all the material that was just read, and do it all over
again. You may have to do it several times.

If you are using "insert slides from outline" then you need to have
several source files edited to a size that PPT wil import without
choking. Another way is to open the source file in Word, and use "send
to PPT". The same limit applies. In this case, save what is in PPT as
a file. Back in Word, simply delete the material that made it to the
PPT file and send to PPT again. Save that as another file. Then in
PPT, recombine everything using "insert slides from file".

It is an annoyance that I run into once or twice a year while
preparing files for SURTITLES for opera.

Way back when, in PPT 3, there was no limit to opening outline files.
The limit has been in since version 4.

Regards,

Villem Teder
Toronto
 
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Daniel of Judah

Interesting thought. The file is from a server at work. Because it has a
filename indicating that it is training information, I suspect that ppt is
the correct extension. If it wasn't, how would I know what the correct
extension is?

Link provided references .ttx files (Crystal Reports Data Connection File).
I think the problem reported here is multi-faceted and my problem is just
one component of her problem. I say that because I'm not seeing the second
error that she is ("Object reference not set to an instance of an object").


MAybe it's not really a PowerPoint file, but a different type of file that's
been saved with a ppt extension. Where did you get the file?
See: http://ces.proz.com/topic/83396
 
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Daniel of Judah

I'm not trying to Insert | Slides from outline... so I don't know how to do
what you're suggesting.



I have a Power Point error message that I'm having trouble with, and I'd
appreciate your help. I've tried searching the web and this group for the
subject without success.

When I open the file the subject line is shown. Can the file be recovered?
I
have tried to convert the file to pdf, but that hasn't helped.
This is typical of trying to open a text file as an outline, if the
file has many lines of text, more than 500 I think.

If that is the case, when you open the file, make a note of where it
stopped reading the source file. Then you have to edit the source file
to delete all the material that was just read, and do it all over
again. You may have to do it several times.

If you are using "insert slides from outline" then you need to have
several source files edited to a size that PPT wil import without
choking. Another way is to open the source file in Word, and use "send
to PPT". The same limit applies. In this case, save what is in PPT as
a file. Back in Word, simply delete the material that made it to the
PPT file and send to PPT again. Save that as another file. Then in
PPT, recombine everything using "insert slides from file".

It is an annoyance that I run into once or twice a year while
preparing files for SURTITLES for opera.

Way back when, in PPT 3, there was no limit to opening outline files.
The limit has been in since version 4.

Regards,

Villem Teder
Toronto
 
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Daniel of Judah

When the file opens it is 500 blank charts with two or three large numbers
at the top of each chart, i.e.,

chart 1 - 0.050 0.075
chart 2 - 0.160 0.050 0.075
chart 3 - 0.165 0.050 0.075
chart 4 - 0.170 0.050 0.075

When I open a blank ppt chart and try Insert | Slides from files... I still
only see the numbers above. Any other ideas?


I have a Power Point error message that I'm having trouble with, and I'd
appreciate your help. I've tried searching the web and this group for the
subject without success.

When I open the file the subject line is shown. Can the file be recovered? I
have tried to convert the file to pdf, but that hasn't helped.

I'm using PP 2003 SP2 as part of Office Pro 2003 and Win XP Pro 2002 SP2.

Thanks!
 
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Echo S

PowerPoint is trying to open the file as a text file. That's why many of us
are wondering if the file really is a PowerPoint file.

You might try opening a new file and using Insert | Slides | From File and
even Insert | Slides | From Outline. This error is one that's occasionally
encountered when using Insert | Slides | From Outline, which is what Villem
is talking about.

You might also try some of the "recovering corrupt PPT files" stuff listed
here
http://www.echosvoice.com/recovering.htm

and here
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA011168781033.aspx

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
(New!) The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/2qzlpl
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
 
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Steve Rindsberg

How large is the file? If it's under a couple megabytes, you can email it to
steve at-sign pptools dot com and I'll be happy to have a look at it.
 
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Daniel of Judah

Tried the Insert commands without success. Those links are quite a
resource - thanks!


PowerPoint is trying to open the file as a text file. That's why many of us
are wondering if the file really is a PowerPoint file.

You might try opening a new file and using Insert | Slides | From File and
even Insert | Slides | From Outline. This error is one that's occasionally
encountered when using Insert | Slides | From Outline, which is what Villem
is talking about.

You might also try some of the "recovering corrupt PPT files" stuff listed
here
http://www.echosvoice.com/recovering.htm

and here
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/HA011168781033.aspx

--
Echo [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com
What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm
(New!) The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit http://tinyurl.com/2qzlpl
Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html
 
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Daniel of Judah

Thank you. I have been trying to figure out if I can send it. Hard to know
if you can't open it. File doesn't have an obvious owner.


How large is the file? If it's under a couple megabytes, you can email it
to
steve at-sign pptools dot com and I'll be happy to have a look at it.
 
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Steve Rindsberg

If you learn that you can send it, go ahead and email it, but do us both a
favor ... include all the text below in the body of the email in addition to
attaching the file.

AKA: don't trust MY memory. <g>
 
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Hi all! Good Day!
I too have a similar problem:
I have downloaded a PDF which was originally a PowerPoint presentation where one slide having many maps with each mouse click triggering disppearing of one map and appearance of another map. In the pdf file now, when I open it, I see all the maps in split-second succession and only final map is displayed as a single page at the end. How can I open this pdf in powerpoint so that I can see all the all the maps sequentially?
When I try to open it in MS Office 2010 powerpoint, it flashes a message .."The outline is too long to read in its entirety" and after awhile, it opens with as many slides as the number of maps in the original powerpoint but all of them being either blank or strange combination of letters and numbers in the Headers, but no maps!!!

I have googled extensively, talked to geeks for solution but so far, not successfull!!
Can any one help me?
Keshav
 
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me too
powerpoint bị lỗi The outline is too long to read in its entirely
 

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