Have you tried saving it as a PPT instead of a PPTX?
Sorry, missed adding in that I am using PowerPoint 2010. If you save as a PPT rather than a PPTX with Adobe Presenter 7.07 your animations will all skew off from the correct timing. So, no. No PPT.
I've only seen it change Smart Art animations. When I've had this issue with a presentation saving as PPT eliminated the problem. On occasion, saving as PPT and then saving as PPTX also fixed the issue.
Best I could figure, and I may be way off, was that it was some issue with Smart Art created in a different version of PPT than what I was trying to publish with. But that is just a WAG.
I've asked the other developer to give this a try. Waiting for a response. He did mention that he had no smart art in this course so maybe PPT will work for him. Thanks for the information, Jorma. Will be back with an update in a bit.
Jorma, thank you. This helped. The animations are fine (no Smart Art). However, there is a strange error. The slide plays all the way through and then returns to the beginning state for that slide. Do you have any thoughts on this?
Without seeing the slide, it's hard to say. It could be an animation that doesn't translate to Flash correctly (some of the emphasis animations), an object on the slide that is causing something weird, or something else entirely.
I suppose the save as PPTX now to see if it all comes back together correctly may be worth a shot.
Okay, we're trying that. I'll look into the emphasis animation angle as well. Thanks!
No luck on the PPTX return trip, Jorma. I've got the other developer looking at the problem slides to see what the commonalities are. We appreciate your help.
Are you trying to publish it to your local drive or network drive?
Could you please try to categorise your slides in a group of five and then copy it to a new presentation. Once you copy first five slide then try to publish it and then check if you get the error. If you are able to publish first five slide then try another five slides along with previous slides in order to figure out if there is anything wrong with the slide content .
I just had this same problem. Have published several courses over the past few days, and suddenly was receiving this error. I also added a long course description. Removing the course description worked for me. (Turns out I didn't need it, as our course importer isn't reading it correctly anyway.)
Thanks all for your posts. I have experienced the same error message. Changing from pptx to ppt made no difference, I was not using any SCORM description. The solution for me was to delete all files in C:\Windows\Temp. The thread below suggests creating a new user account in Windows, but this was not necessary for me.
Hope this helps
Similar issue today for a local user.
- Changed source and destination files to 'My Documents' from LAN share - no change.
- Tried PPT and PPTX as source file - no change
- Logging on with my Windows profile, trying again - no change.
- Deleted last 20 of 40 slides and published - no change.
- Opened original source, deleted first 20 of 40 slides and published - SUCCESSFUL.
By systematically reducing the pages of the troubled PPTX, you should be able to find the page producing the error.
You may need to rebuild the damaged page and replace it in the original PPTX.
Hope this helps.