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Problems making PDFs from PowerPoint

If you're having trouble making PDFs from PowerPoint, check the other PDF-related FAQs near this one.
If none of them seems to help, post a description of your problem in the PowerPoint Newsgroup.

Before you do that, take the time to collect the answers to a few questions (you can copy this text and paste it into Notepad, fill in the details, then copy and paste into the newsgroup post if you like). Too much detail is better than not enough.

Does the problem happen only in PowerPoint or does it happen when you make PDFs from other programs (Word, Wordpad, Excel, etc.)?

What's the nature of the problem? (PowerPoint or Acrobat crashes; the process hangs; no PDF is created; poor quality PDF, etc.)

What version of Acrobat do you have?
(Help, About Acrobat from the Acrobat -- not Reader -- menu bar.)
While you have Acrobat open, have it check for updates and apply any that Adobe recommends.

What version of PowerPoint do you have?
(Choose Help, About Microsoft PowerPoint from the main menu bar if you're not certain)

Next, try this:


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Last update 07 June, 2011
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