PowerPoint '95


#1

Alexey,

Thanks for your previous response re. the “UserEditAtom not found” exception. Is there any chance that you will support PPT '95 files? About 10% of the files I looked at seem to have this problem.

In the meantime, is catching this exception the best way to alert users that they’re dealing with a PPT 95 file? Or is there a better way to recognize old files?

Thanks,
--Karsten


#2

Dear Karsten,

No, we don’t have planes to support PPT 95 format.
After some investigation I found these files have both formats (95 and 97).
It was saved as “Presentation PowerPoint 97-2002 and 95”.
But new format is hidden inside old one. Probably we can support such
files in the future but not PPT 95 format.


#3

Is there some way to recognize what version the file is, to display a meaningful error message?

Thanks,
--Karsten


#4

Dear Karsten,

I added throwing special exception on reading old PowerPoint formats.
Please wait next hot fix.


#5

Outstanding! Thank you.