Monday, June 25, 2012

PowerPoint Love/Hate Relationship!

Imagine me screaming that and pulling my hair out all day yesterday!
Yeap... not a pretty sight!
"What happened?", you may ask.
Okay, so the day before yesterday, I was finishing up the documents for my student's new organizational binder! By finishing up, I mean I was DONE translating all the documents {Binder explanation, behavior chart explanation, class and school information, binder cover, etc.}.
BTW, I needed to translate them all because I teach in an SEI classroom, which means that all of my students are ELL. Therefore, most of my parents are Spanish speakers!
(Last year, I only had one parent that spoke English fluently!)
Wooooh! Good think that Spanish was my first language, right???
Well, I was about to make a page with the alphabet, numbers, colors, etc. for my kiddos to use as a reference sheet but I was tired so I saved and closed out of PowerPoint. Pretty usual for me since I always have like 4-5 projects that I'm working on.
Then yesterday, I was working on something else in PowerPoint {again, pretty usual}. After a while, I got bored and decided to work on the reference sheet... I go to open my Organizational Binder Stuff and I got this dreaded message!!!
Every time I try to open it... THAT^ is what happens!!! :( 
I have tried EVERYTHING! I spent a good chunk of yesterday on Google, reading through posts and questions regarding this problem. I also tried It seems that the solution {maybe} is to uninstall PowerPoint and then re-install!! 
Problem is that this a district issued computer, so I don't have the Office disk :(
I am going to see our district tech. person on Friday but I don't know if I can wait that long! I was about done! I can preview the file and see everything so I would just have to re-type it ALL!!!!
I've been finishing up a few things that I would like to share so i will post those soon! 
I just needed to vent a little more. My husband and sister were trying to help me out but couldn't find a solution! 
Has anyone dealt with this problem? What did you do? What can I do? 
BTW, this is my last week of summer school {I'm finishing up this post on my lunch)! I am sooo excited because this means more computer time... hopefully no more PowerPoint issues!
Have a fabulous Monday!!


  1. This happened to me recently in word when I was working on labels for my classroom! I literally finished the document and then it crashed. I just haven't had the energy to recreate it yet! haha I'm sorry that happened!

    1. :( boo!!!
      It stinks!
      I bet your labels were super cute!

  2. Oh no, I'm so sorry :(. I wish I had the answers for you. Do you have another computer at home? I thought maybe you could go into My Documents, attach your PP file in an email to yourself and then download it on to your home computer or a friend's computer. If you don't have powerpoint on a home computer, I know they have a trial version you can download for free. I've done that before when I need to print something at home from a file on my school laptop. It may be a long shot...Good luck!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. I tried it on my sister's computer and when I try to open it... it says that it is damaged :( boo!!
      Thanks for the help!

  3. Oh NOOOOOO! I had computer issues in December and even though stuff was backed up some of it just won't open anymore. I won't lie. I cried. I drank wine. I yelled at the computer. I save copies of my things in Dropbox, even if they aren't finished in part because of the "Great Computer Incident of 2011"--- Hang in there!
    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. My dropbox is full!!! But I think I am going to invest in a bigger account! :)
      Of course this particular file wasn't in my dropbox!

  4. Oh how I LOATHE that message!
    Is it doing it with every PowerPoint file.... or just that one?
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

    1. It is just on this particular file!!!
      I don't get it!

  5. That is horrible! I feel your pain! =(

    I pray it never happens again!

    Heather's Heart

  6. Geez louise! Sorry! I think it's happened to all of us! Such is technology...

    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!