Me again - I shoudl add that I would be more than happy to get rid of the "animation" part of my imports - there is nothing animated about them, just text.
You're not crazy. CP3 did allow you to select background image or animation upon importing a PPT. I miss this feature for many reasons, one of them being the inability to copy and paste a background. I usually import a blank slide along with my PPTs so I can paste the background onto question slides, but this serves no purpose now b/c you can't copy the background of an animation slide. Why did Adobe get rid of that option!?
Having said that - I think I'm having a similar issue, but mine is with text. CP randomly selects a portion of a sentence or two to repeat on random slides throughout the project. I tried remimporting using different settings and each time it selects a totally different portion to repeat.
It's an imported PPT slide - so it's not something I accidentaly set to display rest of project. It happens on preview IN CP and in the published version, but you can't see it when you're editing slides.
I am also having problems with slides imported from powerpoint when I try to view in web browser or publish using Captivate 4. The blue backgrounds on some of my slides are not showing up which causes the white text to not appear! I am wondering if this has something to do with importing animations instead of importing the ppt slides as background images?
Update: I eventually "solved" this problem by removing the images or arrows from the slide master. Not perfect, but good enough.