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by muunlitr / April 6, 2011 5:44 AM PDT

The reason I put a ? is because I'm having a problem with opening emails with Powerpoint attachments. I use Open Office's Impress and never had a problem until a few months ago when I added Uniblue Powersuite. Now I can't open any of my Powerpoint/Impress files. I really need to fix this, can anyone help?

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While I don't use Uniblue
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 5:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Firewall?

Or any such tool as it tends to create more problems than it solves, DID YOU TRY to fix this by uninstalling and reinstalling Open Office?

Yes it could be a busted File Association but with Uniblue in the discussion I fear it could have done more than break the association.

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Uniblue - Powerpoint/Impress
by muunlitr / April 6, 2011 8:24 AM PDT

Yes, I've uninstalled and reinstalled Uniblue a few times with no change . .

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Why would that help?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 8:37 AM PDT

I asked "DID YOU TRY to fix this by uninstalling and reinstalling Open Office?"

Uniblue is not Open Office.

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Re: opening powerpoint
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 5:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Firewall?

Personally, I wouldn't use any Uniblue program even if they offered me $59.95 to do it in stead of having to pay that.

Not sure it's related to your using that socalled optimization program. So lets try the usuals first.

1. What happens if you
- save the attachment to your hard disk
- run Impress
- use File>Open to open it

2. In My Computer (or whatever it's called in your version of Windows) or Windows Explorer browse to the the saved version, right click, choose Open With ... and choose Impress from the list?

Just experiments to see if the program works correctly. In that case it most likely only is a file association problem. Then please tell your OS (Windows ME, XP, Vista, 7?) so we can instruct you how to solve that.


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Opening Powerpoint/Impress
by muunlitr / April 6, 2011 8:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: opening powerpoint

Kees - XP-Pro is what I use. I've saved the file to desktop but it won't open. It does initially look like it's downloading, ready to go, but never happens in Open Office Impress (which is what I use). Same, of course, with Explorer. I've never had this problem until about a year ago with an OO upgrade. I'm using the latest OO update 3.3. I've written to OO with no response to date.

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