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    Xibo - Powerpoint keeps opening but only want it to play

    Hello,

    Any help would be really greatful. We have Xibo 1.6.2 and 5 client machines. Thare are all connected working fine. We have office 2013 installed on the clients and server. My problem is that powerpoint will play for a while and then decides to stop and actually open up powerpoint. Does anyone know any fixes to stop this and just play?

    thanks Lee

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    There is a hotfix from ms for this. Google it

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    thanks for getting back to me so quick, i know there is for office 2007 and 2010 but cant see anything for 2013? do you know where it is please on the net?

    thanks Lee

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    Xibo Help

    Scroll to the bottom section, it has tips for getting powerpoint to work correctly. I was having the same problem until I followed this guide.

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    i will have a look now, thanks very much, its been driving me mad!

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    can i also ask was it office 2013 that you were using that you found the fix for? seems to be only 2007 and 210 fix?

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    I was using 2010 myself. Im not sure about 2013.

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    The set of registry entires which comprise the fix for 2010 also work for 2013 (tested and confirmed).

    Save as a .reg file and run.

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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.8]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.Show.12]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.ShowMacroEnabled.12]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.8]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShow.12]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\PowerPoint.SlideShowMacroEnabled.12]
    "BrowserFlags"=dword:800000A0

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    I would strongly suggest forgetting about powerpoint, even with all the fixes it's horrid and makes clients crawl. Suggest exporting from within powerpoint to a video and using that in Xibo instead, which also gives you the bonus of working with linux clients, less hardware, less licensing to worry about etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    I would strongly suggest forgetting about powerpoint, even with all the fixes it's horrid and makes clients crawl. Suggest exporting from within powerpoint to a video and using that in Xibo instead, which also gives you the bonus of working with linux clients, less hardware, less licensing to worry about etc
    I was just about to mention this myself. We had the issue with PowerPoint doing this, so I just started converting them to videos. Not looked back once since, it's a much better experience!

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