PPT2000: PowerPoint Remains in Background When PowerPoint File is Opened

ID: Q226694

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When you double-click the program icon of a PowerPoint presentation to open it, PowerPoint may remain in the background, and it appears that nothing happens.


This behavior occurs if PowerPoint is already open in the background, or is minimized on the Task bar.


The PowerPoint presentation is open, but it is hidden. Click the PowerPoint icon on the taskbar to bring PowerPoint to the foreground.

Alternatively, you can press ALT, and press TAB until Microsoft PowerPoint is selected. At that point, release both keys, and PowerPoint will become the active application in the foreground.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft PowerPoint version 2000 for Windows 98.

Additional query words: PPT2K PPT2000 PPT POWERPNT 2000 PPT9 9.0

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

Last Reviewed: July 7, 1999