9.1 and PowerPoint dead-end.

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9.1 and PowerPoint dead-end. I was excited about 9.1's ability to import PowerPoint slides directly. But, when I attempt this, the program recognizes the .pptx slides but doesn't load them: it "spins" forever. Any thoughts on a solution for this?
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David Alter

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Naomi Skarzinski

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How long did you wait and how many slides in your deck? Although they do import, I found a deck of about 30 slides took a couple minutes to actually load.
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I suspect Naomi might be on the right track with this one. For every slide in your deck, Camtasia has to open it, analyze it, and convert it to an image. Depending on your computer specs (processor speed, hard drive type, etc) and how many slides were in your deck, this can take anywhere from a few seconds up to a number of minutes.
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Yes - I left the 'convert each slide to an image' part!
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Timbre4, Champion

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Haven't done any heavy lifting with this yet but I know it works. I just imported a 9 slide pptx from local hard drive in 12 seconds, Ctrl + A to select all and had them on the timeline in the proper sequence in 5 seconds more.
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David Alter

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Your suggestions are good ones, but, unfortunately, they aren't fixing the issue here. To experiment with this feature, I created a simple, 8-slide .pptx slide deck. Still, the "spinner" spins away for minutes at a time. My computer processing horsepower is fine. This appears to be a glitch on my specific system, but I'd still welcome any other thoughts about possible work-arounds. Thanks!
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Where is that deck stored? Is it on your local C: drive or somewhere else on a network or cloud storage?
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