PPT2000: Cannot Activate Embedded Web Presentation From Inside a Presentation

ID: Q226597

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If you insert a PowerPoint 2000 Web presentation into a standard presentation as an embedded object and you try to activate it either by double-clicking on it, choosing Activate Contents from the context menu, or by clicking on the icon while in slide show, you get one of the following error messages:

In either case, you will receive this first warning:
You are about to activate an inserted object that might contain viruses or otherwise be harmful to your computer.
Make sure the object if from a trustworthy source.
Do you want to continue?


The HTML document format is not a supported OLE format. It is not designed to be inserted into another document as an HTML document.


Convert to Standard Presentation

This the recommended method for inserting a presentation into another file. To convert to a standard presentation, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Web presentation in PowerPoint 2000.

  2. On the File menu, click Save As.

  3. Change the Save as Type to Presentation (*.ppt)

  4. Click OK.

You can now insert this standard presentation into another standard presentation as an embedded object.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

Keywords          : kbdta kbhtml 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999