Microsoft Mac team working to fix PowerPoint glitch (Mac Office 2008)

Following Microsoft's release of Service Pack 2 for Mac Office 2008, a reader explained that the update prevented him from opening PowerPoint files previously saved with the ".pptx" extension. Changes in Service Pack 2 included the ability to create custom motion-path animations inside presentations. MacFixIt forums reports the same problems, and Microsoft's Mac Business Unit is now acknowledging the […]

Following Microsoft's release of Service Pack 2 for Mac Office 2008, a reader explained that the update prevented him from opening PowerPoint files previously saved with the ".pptx" extension. Changes in Service Pack 2 included the ability to create custom motion-path animations inside presentations. MacFixIt forums reports the same problems, and Microsoft's Mac Business Unit is now acknowledging the issue: “The MacBU is aware that some users are experiencing a PowerPoint file format issue following the download of Office 2008 for Mac SP2," a company representative said late yesterday in response to our inquiry. "The team is working to correct the issue and will share updates accordingly.”