Detecting and Repairing Problems

At times you may determine that PowerPoint is not working as efficiently as it once did. This sometimes happens when you install new software or move files into new folders. Use the Detect And Repair command to improve performance by repairing problems such as missing files from setup and registry settings. Note that this feature does not repair personal files such as your presentations. If the Detect And Repair command does not fix the problem, you might have to reinstall PowerPoint. If PowerPoint doesn't respond and close, you can use Microsoft Office Application Recovery to exit the program. If you need to add or remove features, reinstall PowerPoint, or remove it entirely, you can use Office Setup's maintenance feature.

Detect and Repair Problems


Click the Help menu, and then click Detect And Repair.

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If prompted, insert the PowerPoint or Office CD in your drive.


If necessary, click Repair Office, and then click the Reinstall Office or Repair Errors In Your Office Installation option.


Click OK.


Recover an Office Program


Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Office Application Recovery.


Select the application you want to recover.


Click Recover Application or End Application.


Perform Maintenance on Office Programs


Insert the PowerPoint or Office CD in your drive.


In Windows Explorer, double-click the Setup icon on the PowerPoint or Office CD.


Click one of the following maintenance buttons .

  • Add Or Remove Features to change which features are installed or remove specific features.

  • Reinstall Or Repair to reinstall or repair Microsoft Office 2003 to its original state.

  • Uninstall to uninstall Microsoft Office 2003 from this computer.


Click Next, and then follow the wizard instructions to complete the maintenance.


Show Me Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Show Me Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (Show Me Series)
ISBN: 078973009X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 271 © 2008-2017.
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