PPT2002: Cannot Change Order for Slides in a Custom Show

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When you try to change the order of slides in a Custom Show in PowerPoint 2002, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
  • The slides may not change position as expected.
  • The slides may not move at all.
  • A different slide moves instead of the slide that you selected.
This problem may occur if one or more of the slides in the Custom Show were deleted from the presentation. The placeholder for the slide remains in the Custom Show, but it is not visible.

Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date           Time     Size       File name        ------------------------------------------------   20-Jun-2003  08:13     9,994,692  Powerpntff.msp   20-Jun-2003  07:02     3,943,280  Powerpntop.msp
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date          Time    Version     Size    File name        -------------------------------------------------------   19-Jun-2003  23:58  10.0.5417.0  5982784  Powerpnt.exe    24-Apr-2002  17:44  10.0.4016.0  244040   Msppt.olb
This fix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) fix. To install the fix, you must have Office XP SP-2 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
Additionally, you may have to install Windows Installer 2.0 to install this fix. For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement for post-Office XP SP-2 fixes, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330537 OFFXP: Office XP Updates and Patches Released After September 2002 May Require Windows Installer 2.0

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.
To work around this problem, create a new Custom Show and then remove the affected Custom Show.

You can also try removing slides from the affected Custom Show. You will know when you have removed the invisible placeholder because the slide that you selected to be removed will not be removed from the Custom Show list when you click Remove.

Article ID: 822848 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 19:00:46 - Revision: 4.3

Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition

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