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Microsoft KB Archive/101568

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PowerPoint: Picture Converter Not Found with Mac Presentation PSS ID Number: Q101568 Article last modified on 10-08-1993 PSS database name: W_PowerPt



The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, version 3.0 - Microsoft PowerPoint for the Macintosh, version 3.0


When you open a PowerPoint for the Macintosh file in PowerPoint for Windows, you may see the following message:

Sorry, no pictures were converted. The picture converter was not found.

This error occurs when the graphics filter that PowerPoint uses to convert Macintosh PICT graphics to Windows format is missing or corrupt. The filter file is PICTIMP.FLT and it is located in the WINDOWSdirectory.


To troubleshoot this problem, do the following:

  1. Confirm that you have PowerPoint 3.0 on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  2. Try to translate the file using Apple File Exchange and confirm that the default conversion format is to convert the file to a MS-DOS-readable disk.
  3. Look for the filter file in the GRPHFLT directory.
  4. If the file is missing, install it by running PowerPoint Setup and choosing Custom Setup. In Custom Setup, clear all of the check boxes except Graphics Filters. Then, from the same line, choose Options.
  5. From the list of filters, select Macintosh PICT. Choose OK. Then choose Install Now.
  6. If the PICTIMP.FLT file is present, it is probably corrupt. Rename it and reinstall as described in steps 4 and 5 above.

Additional reference words: 3.00 power point powerpt filter macintosh

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.