Description of how to repair the Windows registry keys of PowerPoint 2003

When you start Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, the program does not make sure that all the keys that it writes to the Windows Registry are correct. When any PowerPoint keys are missing or corrupted, PowerPoint does not automatically correct them. This behavior is different from versions of PowerPoint earlier than PowerPoint 2000 and improves the performance of the versions later than PowerPoint 2000.

To resolve the issue of corrupted or missing registry keys, run the Detect and Repair utility in PowerPoint. To do so, follow these steps:

1. In PowerPoint, on the Help menu, click Detect and Repair.
2. Click to select each check box, and then click Start.

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