Can't Create PPT Slides in PW4 w/ Office 2016

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Can't Create PPT Slides in PW4 w/ Office 2016

Post by fulaftrbrnr » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:17 pm

Hey all,

Getting an error in PW4 ever since I updated from PowerPoint 2013 to 2016 (via Office 365). I've attached a screenshot of the error, but it appears that PW can't locate my PowerPoint installation? Maybe I'm misinterpreting the error.

Tried setting PPT 2016 as the default application in the Default Programs utility. No dice.

Any fixes or workarounds? Definitely appreciate any help!


Edit: Went poking around the registry to locate the key with the CLSID referenced in the error. It's "Type Lib" key points to another CLSID which is under a higher level Type Lib key which points to a single version of the PowerPoint type library (at least I think that's what the version number is) which in turn, has a key that points to a valid path for the MSPPT.OLB file. So I can't imagine why PW is having issues locating it, since I was able to manually trace the registry keys to what seems to be the correct OLB file. Puzzling...
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Re: Can't Create PPT Slides in PW4 w/ Office 2016

Post by techidave » Thu May 04, 2017 4:39 am

Mine works on Win 10 with Office 2016 using PW

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