PPT2000: Error: "PowerPoint can't save files of this type to the specified location" When Exporting Slides

ID: Q226781

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You may receive the following error when you export slides from Microsoft PowerPoint.

PowerPoint can't save files of this type to the specified location.


This error is generated when you export slides to an Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. The following file formats may generate the error:

PowerPoint does not support saving the previous file formats to an HTTP or FTP location.


To workaround this problem, save these file formats to the local hard drive, or to a network drive using the UNC naming convention. Then, copy them to an FTP or HTTP server using Web Folders in Windows Explorer.


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


For more information about Web Publishing Wizard or web folders, click Microsoft Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Help on the Help menu, type "Create a Web Folder" in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

Keywords          : kbgraphic kbdta kbweb 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbbug 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999