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powerpoint won't open files


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Dec 9, 2011
Hi there,

I have Microsoft Office 2016 installed on a Macbook Air 2013. A couple of weeks ago, PowerPoint started giving me the following message when I try to open files: "Powerpoint has found a problem with content in the file (filename). Powerpoint can attempt to repair the file. If you trust the source of this file, click repair".

If I click repair, what usually happens is that several of the slides show up empty. After googling the issue I see that Windows users have found a workaround (, but I haven't found any equivalent for mac.

Anyone else experienced this/knows how to fix it?


macrumors Core
Feb 20, 2009
Not a solution, but a suggestion:

If you don't already have LibreOffice 5, try downloading it (it's free) and see how it handles the files...
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