PPT2000: Error Opening Web Page: Pres.XML is Corrupt

ID: Q235580

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When you attempt to open a Microsoft PowerPoint custom slide show that has been saved as a Web page, you may receive an error message similar to the following:

HTML Import Errors

Problems came up in the following areas during load:
Data is corrupt (<path>/pres.xml)

You will not be able to open this HTML presentation in PowerPoint.


This behavior can be caused by custom slide show settings in PowerPoint when the custom slide show is saved as a Web Page. This behavior can also occur for other reasons, including corruption.

If you have created a custom slide show in PowerPoint that uses the same slide more than once, this behavior can occur. When you save a Custom Show that uses the same slide more than once, the duplicate slide is incorrectly referenced in XML.


There is no current workaround or solution to this problem. Web presentations created from custom slide shows which reference the same slide more than once, will not open in PowerPoint 2000.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000.

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

Last Reviewed: July 14, 1999