You receive an error in PowerPoint when you try to open a presentation. When you let PowerPoint repair the error it causes PowerPoint to crash or stop working. PowerPoint may also be blocking linked images or content.
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Follow these simple steps to work around this issue:
- When you are prompted to update links, do not click Update Links. Instead, click Cancel.
- On the File tab, click Save as, and then save the presentation into a different folder.
- On the File tab, click Close.
- On the File tab, click Open, and then open the new copy of the presentation.
- You are prompted to update the presentation links. Click Update Links.
- After PowerPoint finishes trying to update the links, you receive the following message:
- Click OK.
- Click the File tab, and then click Edit Links to Files in the Related Documents area.
- In the Links dialog box, select the link that you want to reestablish, and then click one of the following:
- Update Now. Use this to update the link to the OLE object or picture file.
- Change Source. Use this to change the source location for the OLE object or picture file.
- Break Link. Use this to break the link to the source file for the OLE object. Before you can break the link to a picture file, you must reestablish the link. Then, you can embed the picture into the presentation.
- Save the presentation after you have edited all the broken links in the presentation.
Article ID: 982972 - Last Review: July 12, 2013 - Revision: 7.1
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
- Microsoft PowerPoint Home and Student 2010
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