MS Office 2011 Powerpoint found a problem with content...

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  1. beta916 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2009
    Hi all,

    MS office is killing me and I'd appreciate any pointers and comments
    Here's the situation:

    1. Keynote file (multi-revised over the years) exported to powerpoint file XYZ in New-MBP
    2. New-MBP opens XYZ and gets "found a problem with content in..."
    3. Click on "repair", open up XYZ, and get bunch of blank pages

    4. Same XYZ file copied to Old-MBP(freshly installed, now my home media server, not many apps installed).
    5. Same version of Office 2011 installed in Old-MBP, opened the file just fine!
    (so the problem is not NewMBP Keynote)

    6. Created a test account in New-MBP
    7. Attempted to open XYZ with Powerpoint
    8. Same "found a problem with content in..."
    9. Click on "repair", open up XYZ, and get bunch of blank pages
    (so the problem is not user/privileges, but the NewMBP system-wide issue?)

    10. In New MBP, created a brand new Keynote file, did some light work
    11. Exported new keynote file to powerpoint file RRR
    12. In New-MBP, RRR opened under Powerpoint 2011 just fine!
    (so the problem might be the original multi-modified Keynote file?)
    (But its powerpoint file XYZ opened in Old-MBP just fine!)

    13. Ironically, in NEW-MBP, Powerpoint 2008 can open XYZ just fine!
    14. And of course, if I save XYZ again in Powerpoint 2008, Powerpoint 2011 can open that file just fine.

    I've uninstalled and reinstalled Office 2011, with SP1, still cannot open XYZ properly.
    I've copied all Office 2011 files from Old-MBP to New MBP, still cannot open XYZ properly.
    I"ve googled the problem and tried anything I could find, still cannot open XYZ properly. (deleting presenter notes... etc)

    My current conclusion: some kind of software system conflicts in the New-MBP.

    Anyone with any ideas?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  2. nsbio macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    No solution here, but I do have the same problem on my MBP: a Keynote file exported as ppt can not be opened with Word 11. However, the same exact file exported on an older machine can be opened on all machines just fine. There must be something screwy about Keynote or Office, or Mac OS 10.6, and I am waiting for a solution...

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