Mac PowerPoint slide show fails with "powerPoint couldn't create hyperlink to ."
We run MacBooks with 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and Office for Mac 2011. Server 2008 AD, Mac Mini.
The issue that appears to be effecting all the MacBooks is:
When playing a slide show in PP, the first slide loads OK, then any attempt to load the next (or any other slide) throws the error: "PowerPoint couldn't create a hyperlink to ."
This happens with student or admin logons, and with any .pptx file, freshly created, or imported / downloaded, saved or not.
I have tried the obvious steps, such as applying the latest Office patch, deleting the PowerPoint preferences.plist, restarting, repairing file permissions etc.
As we do not have any MCX / managed preferences applied by the Mac Mini, I am starting to run out of ideas. The last resort would be an uninstall and re-install of Office on each MacBook - If it came to that, I would just chuck Windows 7 on them all!
Obviously I have had a search on the web, but even though there are threads from 2004, I couldn't find anything helpful. Most of the threads mention a .dll issue, no help with Macs...
Any ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks !