Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to epflcswccm)
Completely feel your frustration. I too am a professional trainer and this small issue has caused big problems during training workshops.
I thought it could have been about my macbook pro running OS 10.6.8 and Microsoft Powerpoint 2011 for mac version 14.3.1
But then it happened on someone else's Macbook air as well - grrrrrr
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 5:09 PM (in response to betteralternative)
I have been able to use the files on non- apple products so was left with little choice: Today I purchased an Acer Aspire Netbook, and MS office 2013, not what I wanted to do but will not compromise the quality of my reputation while Aople and Microsoft dance this dance.
I'll use this machine until this issue resolves. My other thought was to transfer the presentations to Keynote, but I've never liked it very much. I've found Keynote doesn't offer the same diversity of themes, animation or perhaps enough for me.
It is disappointing that a patch hasn't been developed.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to epflcswccm)
we are not alone with this issue, so that is some comfort. See this thread where lots of people are discussing this exact issue
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to epflcswccm)
Hi - quick note as I'm right in the middle of a presentation. Been having this exact same issue for a couple of weeks now. On lunch I down loaded Keynote and am now running the Powerpoint through Keynote. Had issues all morning with PP and non so far this afternoon. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. Maybe this is Apples way of getting us to use Keynote (Hmmmmm!!) It's a quick $20 work around.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 4:54 AM (in response to epflcswccm)
It's fantastic to discover I'm notable with this unbelievably frustrating experience.
Does anybody know what happened for the problem to just start a few weeks ago. Was it an update?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to missusmccallum)
It was the Lion OS update at the end of January. I was all excited about the latest OS update; thought it would do the trick. I broke out my laptop, LCD projector and did a trial. After 15 minutes or more on a single slide, froze up again. Frequently my slides elicit discussion so this has to be fixed. It wasn't an issue prior and I'm frankly tired of the finger pointing that presents is happening between MAC and MS.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to epflcswccm)
I'm also a professional speaker/trainer and just experienced this issue. I was going crazy trying to troubleshoot it "on the fly." I suppose I'm glad to hear that it's a know issue. I'll try the Keynote suggestion. Is there a good way to stay aware of what Apple and MS may be doing to fix this?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2013 9:46 PM (in response to missusmccallum)
WHEW - 2 steps back to move a whole lot forward. I too reinstalled Office from scratch as a lot of users suggested, including missusmccallum. Am running Office ver14.0.0
Delivered 2 days of corporate training and powerpoint worked just as it used to before - no freezing, all arrow keys working, clicker working...
what a relief.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to epflcswccm)
I confirm this behavior which started a few months ago. Presenter mode, two monitors, advance fails from remote and also from the keyboard. The only workaround I find is to exit the presentation mode, then restart from same slide.
I see the problem when: Two monitors, Presenter mode, Remote control. Happens with different brands of remote. I suspect it will happen without the remote, but I have not tested this.
I support several professional speakers who are having a devil of a time with this problem. Thanks for the suggestion of reinstall; will give it a try.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to epflcswccm)
It's back!!! I did the re-install and, for a while, I thought that had done the trick. Just came back from presenting for two days and the issue came back again. I have to figure out if I did any updates recently.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to Sally Shears)
Followup question for others... I see the problem with OS X 10.7.5 Lion and there is no problem on another machine with 10.8.3 Mountain Lion. Both are on PowerPoint 14.3.2
Is it possible that 10.8 fixes the problem??