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Avoid a Windows image error in PowerPoint presentations
Authored by: dennymingus on Jun 13, '07 10:24:06AM
This problem is really a serious concern when you are on a Windows machine and receive these files and need to be able to edit or view the document. Instead of bothering the sending party with the problem, there is a fix that works pretty well.

http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00534.htm

You'll still need to use the Mac version of Powerpoint, it simply doesn't work on the PC. Paste the script into the vbscript editor within powerpoint.

Note that you'll have to change
sPath = "Machintosh HD:"

to reflect the name of your Mac hard drive and to add any subfolders.

This works by saving the Tiff files out as png files and reimporting them into powerpoint, keeping the same positioning and size data. Most of the time it "just works". I've had one instance where it didn't. On that occasion I saved the presentation for the web from the Mac, and manually brought over the JPGs.

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