When you open presentations that contain layouts that have background images in PowerPoint 2003, an error may occur. When the error occurs, you receive the following error message:
PowerPoint was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects on slides in the file, "filename", because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced by blank slides in the presentation and it not possible to recover the lost information. To ensure that the file can be opened in previous versions of PowerPoint, use the Save As command (File menu) and save the file with either the same or a new name.
You can determine what content was lost by viewing the layout. But you cannot determine what content was lost by viewing the slide content. Items that were removed are displayed with a blank box or with a box that contains "cleansed."
For more information about this known issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2543241 Description of the Office PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package
This known issue is fixed in security update 2535812. For more information about security update 2535812, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2535812 MS11-036: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: May 10, 2011
Prerequisites to apply this security update
To install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.
For more information about how to obtain the service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
You do not have to restart the computer after you install this security update.
Security update replacement information
This security update replaces the following security update:
2413304 MS10-088: Description of the security update for PowerPoint 2003: November 9, 2010
To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Note When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes for this issue.
For more information about the removal, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903771 Information about the ability to uninstall Office updates
The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated bufferoverrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service dos