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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:12 PM posted to microsoft.public.powerpoint
Lem[_4_]
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Default Some controls can't be activated

I have a Powerpoint presentation that I received from a 3rd party (*.ppt
files). The presentation includes several animations that I *think* are
Shockwave objects. When the file is first loaded, there is this popup
error message: "Some controls on this presentation can't be activated.
They might not be registered on this computer." When I click on the
object to run the animation, PP merely advances to the next slide,
instead of running the Shockwave (or Flash, or whatever else it might
be) animation.

This behavior happens with this particular presentation on at least the
following systems: Windows XP sp3 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; Vista
sp2 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; and Windows 7 running Powerpoint 2007.
The Vista and Windows 7 also pop up a warning about security level,
but I don't have those either of those computers at the moment, so I
can't give the exact error.

On the XP box, the Adobe test page shows that Shockwave 11.5.6r606 is
properly installed. Likewise, Flash 10,0,45,2 is properly installed.

How do I determine what controls PP is complaining about and go about
"registering" them? Or is this something that the author of the
presentation needs to do? In the latter case, what do I need to tell
him to do?

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Old May 7th, 2010, 05:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.powerpoint
a1k1do via OfficeKB.com
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Default Some controls can't be activated

This relates to an old version of Adobe Flash player on you computer.
Although you may have upgraded your Adobe Flash player within your browser IE
or Firefox etc, Powerpoint might continued to hold on to the old flash
version. Although you might have upgraded your flash player within Internet
Explorer, Powerpoint might not seem didn’t seem to register it. Instead it
was could still be using an older flash player and therefore you will
continue get the message: Some controls on this presentation can’t be
activated. They might not be registered on this computer. You will need
manually perform a flash uninstall and a fresh reinstall.
Uninstalling Your Flash Player
For additional details about uninstalling your flash player, I recommend you
refer to this article:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
Next, you will need to launch Internet Explorer and go to the adobe website.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
In some cases, you may want to manually download the installer for use
offline. Consider going to this site and downloading the flash player
installer for manual installations.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Hope it helps


Lem wrote:
I have a Powerpoint presentation that I received from a 3rd party (*.ppt
files). The presentation includes several animations that I *think* are
Shockwave objects. When the file is first loaded, there is this popup
error message: "Some controls on this presentation can't be activated.
They might not be registered on this computer." When I click on the
object to run the animation, PP merely advances to the next slide,
instead of running the Shockwave (or Flash, or whatever else it might
be) animation.

This behavior happens with this particular presentation on at least the
following systems: Windows XP sp3 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; Vista
sp2 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; and Windows 7 running Powerpoint 2007.
The Vista and Windows 7 also pop up a warning about security level,
but I don't have those either of those computers at the moment, so I
can't give the exact error.

On the XP box, the Adobe test page shows that Shockwave 11.5.6r606 is
properly installed. Likewise, Flash 10,0,45,2 is properly installed.

How do I determine what controls PP is complaining about and go about
"registering" them? Or is this something that the author of the
presentation needs to do? In the latter case, what do I need to tell
him to do?


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Old May 7th, 2010, 06:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.powerpoint
Lem[_4_]
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Default Some controls can't be activated

Good thought, but NOT the solution.

I downloaded and ran the Flash Player uninstaller from Adobe and then
rebooted. I checked the folder where the the Flash Player files had been
located (%windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash) and nothing was left.
Moreover, Secunia PSI, which had picked up the presence of old versions
of both Flash Player and Shockwave hanging around even though Firefox
and IE reported the latest versions, no longer showed the old versions.

I then downloaded and installed the latest Flash Player. I checked in
both Firefox and IE and confirmed that the latest version was installed.

I opened the ppt file and got the same error message. The symptoms I
described earlier are still present.

For good measure, I also uninstalled Shockwave Player. I made the same
checks, and it indeed was completely gone. I downloaded and installed
the latest Shockwave Player. The ppt error is still there.

Any other suggestions?

a1k1do via OfficeKB.com wrote:
This relates to an old version of Adobe Flash player on you computer.
Although you may have upgraded your Adobe Flash player within your browser IE
or Firefox etc, Powerpoint might continued to hold on to the old flash
version. Although you might have upgraded your flash player within Internet
Explorer, Powerpoint might not seem didn’t seem to register it. Instead it
was could still be using an older flash player and therefore you will
continue get the message: Some controls on this presentation can’t be
activated. They might not be registered on this computer. You will need
manually perform a flash uninstall and a fresh reinstall.
Uninstalling Your Flash Player
For additional details about uninstalling your flash player, I recommend you
refer to this article:
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
Next, you will need to launch Internet Explorer and go to the adobe website.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
In some cases, you may want to manually download the installer for use
offline. Consider going to this site and downloading the flash player
installer for manual installations.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Hope it helps


Lem wrote:
I have a Powerpoint presentation that I received from a 3rd party (*.ppt
files). The presentation includes several animations that I *think* are
Shockwave objects. When the file is first loaded, there is this popup
error message: "Some controls on this presentation can't be activated.
They might not be registered on this computer." When I click on the
object to run the animation, PP merely advances to the next slide,
instead of running the Shockwave (or Flash, or whatever else it might
be) animation.

This behavior happens with this particular presentation on at least the
following systems: Windows XP sp3 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; Vista
sp2 running Powerpoint 2003 sp3; and Windows 7 running Powerpoint 2007.
The Vista and Windows 7 also pop up a warning about security level,
but I don't have those either of those computers at the moment, so I
can't give the exact error.

On the XP box, the Adobe test page shows that Shockwave 11.5.6r606 is
properly installed. Likewise, Flash 10,0,45,2 is properly installed.

How do I determine what controls PP is complaining about and go about
"registering" them? Or is this something that the author of the
presentation needs to do? In the latter case, what do I need to tell
him to do?




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Old May 7th, 2010, 07:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.powerpoint
a1k1do via OfficeKB.com
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Default Some controls can't be activated

OK..I'm stumped. for what its worth Shockwave would not be a single embedded
file, it relies on other assets (xtras etc) that would need to be co-located
with the ppt in question. My only other thought would be to run script to
extract the embedded swf (flash) files if that’s what they are.
Good luck


Lem wrote:
Good thought, but NOT the solution.

I downloaded and ran the Flash Player uninstaller from Adobe and then
rebooted. I checked the folder where the the Flash Player files had been
located (%windir%\system32\Macromed\Flash) and nothing was left.
Moreover, Secunia PSI, which had picked up the presence of old versions
of both Flash Player and Shockwave hanging around even though Firefox
and IE reported the latest versions, no longer showed the old versions.

I then downloaded and installed the latest Flash Player. I checked in
both Firefox and IE and confirmed that the latest version was installed.

I opened the ppt file and got the same error message. The symptoms I
described earlier are still present.

For good measure, I also uninstalled Shockwave Player. I made the same
checks, and it indeed was completely gone. I downloaded and installed
the latest Shockwave Player. The ppt error is still there.

Any other suggestions?

This relates to an old version of Adobe Flash player on you computer.
Although you may have upgraded your Adobe Flash player within your browser IE

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presentation needs to do? In the latter case, what do I need to tell
him to do?



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Old May 9th, 2010, 01:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.powerpoint
Steve Rindsberg
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Default Some controls can't be activated


It's time to go back to the author of the presentation.


Sure sounds that way to me. Let us know what you find out, ok?

 




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