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Problems with Power Point

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Apr 15, 2013 4:44 PM

Power Point went crazy. A "characters" window now appears every time I click the trackpad. I already uninstalled Office for Mac 2011, but it didn't help. I also deleted the NVRAM and PRAM. I don't know what to do next. What can I do next? It's affecting every single program.

MacBook, Office for Mac 2011
  • kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,290 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 8:23 PM (in response to SLP1407)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities. We're all users here.


    Doesn't actually sound like a PowerPoint problem.


    To me, it sounds like you've somehow activated the Character Viewer in , System Preferences, Personal, Language and Text.

    The checkbox near the bottom of the screen to 'Show input menu in the menu bar'

    Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 11.07.18 PM.png

    is to display a 'flag' symbolScreen shot 2013-04-15 at 11.10.54 PM.pngfor the selected language in the upper menu bar.


    Then, clicking on the flag opens a dialog window, including Show Keyboard Viewer and Show Character Viewer

    Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 11.05.50 PM.png


    and that reveals the Characters window.

    Screen shot 2013-04-15 at 11.06.06 PM.png


    These screenshots are OS X 10.6.8 on a 2007 MacBook.

  • kostby Level 4 Level 4 (2,290 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to SLP1407)

    Glad I could help, and thanks for the 'Solved' acknowledgment. I appreciate it, and it might help someone else find an answer faster in the future.


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