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PowerPoint gets the SLOWS

Problem

PowerPoint starts and/or shuts down very slowly, takes a long time to open files, bogs down when you're entering text, etc.

Possible solutions
Here are some things to try:

If text entry is very slow

Microsoft's John Langhans offers this diagnostic advice:
Viruses, adware, spyware and other nasties can also cause problems.

To troubleshoot this do the following:

A) Determine whether something in the system startup is causing the problem:

  1. Close all running applications
  2. Start -> Run
  3. Type in "msconfig" without quotation marks
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Click on "Selective Startup" in the "General" tab of the System Configuration Utility
  6. Uncheck the "Load Startup Items" option
  7. Click "OK"
  8. Click "Restart" when prompted to restart system
  9. After system as restarted, launch Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 and see whether the symptom has gone away.

If symptom has gone away, selectively add items from the startup list until the problem reoccurs (at which time you will have identified the software which is causing the problem).

B) Selectively loading back items from startup list

  1. Close all running applications
  2. Start -> Run
  3. Type in "msconfig" without quotation marks
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Click on "Startup" tab of the System Configuration Utility
  6. Click on checkbox to add first item not already selected in the list.
  7. Click "OK"
  8. Click "Restart" when prompted to restart system
  9. After system as restarted, launch PowerPoint and see whether the symptom reoccurs.
  10. If symptom does not reoccur, go back to step 1 and repeat.

Once you detemine what software is causing the problem, we would certainly appreciate if if you post your results in the Powerpoint Newsgroup.

Learn more about the PowerPoint Newsgroup here


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PowerPoint gets the SLOWS
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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