A corrupt presentation either includes unreadable or unformatted text or doesn't open at all. To extract information from an affected presentation, you would have to take help from a clean and updated backup. But, in case a backup is not updated or is corrupt, you can grab a third-party PowerPoint recovery software and easily recover the lost data. The article details you about the capabilities of a repair software meant for PowerPoint files.
Consider a scenario, wherein, you have developed a presentation (in MS PowerPoint 2003) to be sent to your company's clients. One fine afternoon, before sending it across, you think about modifying certain things. When you make an attempt to open the presentation, it displays the following error message:
"PowerPoint can't read the outline from file_path/filename.ppt. No text converter is installed for this file type."
Due to the error message, you cannot view the data stored in the presentation let alone modify it.
Cause:The error message is a classic sign of corruption. The presentation could have become corrupt because of the following reasons:
a) Unexpected computer shutdown
b) Power spikes or outages
c) Application errors
d) If you have enabled 'Allow fast saves' option etc
Resolution:The following PPT recovery methods can be employed to fix the issue;
You can recover a damaged file by using Slides from Files option. Here are the corresponding steps:
1.Open a new presentation
2.Go to Insert menu, click Slides from Files
3.Locate and Browse to the damaged file in the Slide Finder box
4.Click Insert All or Insert to insert individual slides
In order to recover some text of the damaged presentation, you can try opening it in Word:
1.Open Word application
2.Go to file menu, click Open
3.Click the arrow next to the Files of Type box in the Open box, followed by clicking Recover Text From Any File
4.Locate your corrupt presentation, select it and click Open
5.Reset your Files of Type option to All Word documents after you are done
If you cannot recover the corrupt presentation successfully, then it is recommended that you opt for a professional PowerPoint recovery software.
Corrupt presentations can be repaired easily by employing a reliable and efficient software like Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Recovery. This application repairs presentations created with MS PowerPoint 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000, regardless of the corruption scenarios. Being read-only in nature, this PPT recovery application doesn't tamper with the original data stored in affected presentations.