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When you attempt to copy an object (usually a Graph object), copy a slide, or print a presentation containing one or more objects, you may receive the following error message:
The object or objects in question may be damaged or corrupted.
Error When Copying Objects or Slides
In Microsoft PowerPoint, right-click the object, and then click Cut.
Start Microsoft Word or Microsoft WordPad, and then click Paste.
Right-click the object in Word or WordPad, and then click Copy.
Switch back to Microsoft PowerPoint, and then paste the object back into the presentation.Note: If you are unable to successfully cut, copy, and paste the object, you need to delete the damaged object and re-create it.
Error When Printing
To print the presentation containing the corrupted object, turn off background printing in PowerPoint. To do so, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the Print tab.
Click to clear the Background Printing check box, and then click OK.
For more information about background printing, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help on the Help menu, type turn background printing on or off in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.