Recently updated to Captivate 9 on work laptop. When trying to import a PowerPoint or create a new project via PowerPoint, I get the same error that says it is unable to import and that the file may be damaged. I've tested it with brand new powerpoints with 1 slide of text, changed them to PPT, reinstalled Office 2010, etc.
Are there any other solutions to this problem?
It may be an incompatibility with that old version of Office 2010?
Possibly, however when I try to do the same thing with Captivate 6, it gives me the same error. I wonder, would the fact that Captivate is a 64 bit program and Office 2010 is the 32 bit version cause the issue?
You say you 'changed them to PPT,' have you tried saving as from PowerPoint to create a PPTx file?
BTW, there are a number of steps that should be followed from the ReadMe.txt document that is packaged with the update.
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Did you complete those steps?
Thanks, I have indeed tried both PPTX and PPT. I also followed the suggestions to clear preference folders and clean cache. I also tested the 64bit captivate with 32bit office on another computer and I was able to import. So, it must be something specific with this computer. My next step is to reinstall Captivate. Appreciate the help.
Sorry for your troubles..
Do you have Administrator rights on your account?
If not, check with your IT group and ask that they enable admin permissions either for your account or to run the application as administrator.
I did this and it initially didn't work, but after combining all the above solutions, I was able to import PPT files...but not PPTX files. So strange. Appreciate all the tips, I'm going to continue some trial and error with the ultimate goal of making PPTX open (since majority of slides I want to import are PPTX). Thanks!
Based on these symptoms and your results, I wonder if there isn't an update to MS Office that will assist in handling the PPTx files.
If your content is being delivered / developed in this updated format, it may be worth a call to your IT support group or Microsoft to verify you have the latest version of Office and the adapters/plugins/converters for PPTx files.
I'd be surprised if it IS the Office software version that is the problem here. I am on the very latest everything with MS Office and I still cannot load PPTX files into Captivate. I think this may just be a limitation of Captivate.
Try opening power point and adobe captivate as administrator. These helped me.
I encounter the same error. Anyone find a solution which works? Most of the solutions in threads did not work.