Microsoft PowerPoint helps an individual to effectively communicate his ideas by letting him create and present presentations high on content, charts, figures etc. Though, presentations are known as impeccable communication tools in various fields, especially corporate environment, they can throw minor or sometimes major problems. Among several problems, issues like application getting close unexpectedly or error messages during saving or printing a presentation can be really irksome. Moreover, such symptoms are often accompanied by corruption and data loss problems. However, you can recover data from a corrupt PowerPoint presentation by adopting suitable PowerPoint recovery methods.
To elaborate on the issue with PowerPoint presentations, let's us take a real world scenario. Consider a scenario, wherein, you try to print or save a presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and you receive the following error message:
"PowerPoint found an error it can't correct. You should save presentations, quit, and restart PowerPoint."
The similar error message can be encountered when the PowerPoint application quits unexpectedly.
You can receive the above error message with a presentation created in PowerPoint 2007 in the following conditions:
- The problem might erupt if you have installed Norton AntiVirus Office add-in program on your computer. This add-in interferes or scans the files of MS Office applications like PowerPoint, Word or Excel to check for macro viruses.
- Another reason could be corruption. The presentation might have got corrupt due to unexpected shutdown, application malfunction and other causes
You must follow the below-listed PPT repair steps in order to isolate the above issues:
- Download the updated version of Norton AntiVirus Office add-in program in order to eliminate the problem. You can also check Symantec's website site in order to get assistance on reconfiguration of the add-in program.
- If the presentation file is corrupt, you must give the following repair strategies a try:
1.Create a blank presentation and and insert the damaged presentation into it, and then apply it as a template
2.Or you can opt for transferring slides from a corrupt presentation to a blank or new presentation
3.Try and save the corrupt or damaged presentation as a RTF (Rich Text Format) file and then open the .rtf file in PowerPoint 2007
If you cannot do away with corruption problem by executing the aforementioned steps, then immediately go for a PowerPoint recovery software.