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Special Edition Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2002 by Tom Mucciolo, Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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Resolving Problems

Some problems you can solve yourself by determining the cause of the problem and eliminating any contributing factors. Most problems you encounter in PowerPoint will probably be memory related, even if you have a great deal of memory (RAM) on your computer. In addition, because PowerPoint is a graphical application and most of your slides contain several graphical elements (pictures, textures, and colors), printing and display can also be problem areas if your printer doesn't have enough memory or your video card isn't powerful enough.

When you consider solving a problem yourself, be honest with yourself—do you feel confident changing your computer's configuration? Are you comfortable with the Control Panel? If you begin tinkering ...

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