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Microsoft KB Archive/104398

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Installing Macintosh PowerPoint 3.0 on a Network Server PSS ID Number: Q104398 Article last modified on 11-23-1994 PSS database name: POWERPT


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


Microsoft PowerPoint does not ship with an installer to use over a network server. To install a network version of the program, do the following:

  1. User 1 (for example, the system administrator) executes a complete installation of PowerPoint 3.0 to his or her local drive. NOTE: If User 1 wants to use the TrueType fonts supplied with PowerPoint, then these should be dragged to the System folder.
  2. User 1 creates a folder on the network server and moves the following items to this folder:
    • PowerPoint executable
    • PowerPoint Help
    • Clipart
    • Templates
    • Samples
    • Timesavers
    • PowerPoint Viewer
  3. All other items, specifically the items installed into the System Extensions folder, need to be placed in the System folder of each respective workstation. These are:
    • Microsoft folder (containing Graph, Equation Editor, and Equation Editor Help)
    • Shared Code Folder
    • Shared Code Manager NOTE: User 1 may choose to place these items in a folder on the server for subsequent users to move to their respective workstations. You may want to give the folder a distinct name such as: “DRAG CONTENTS TO LOCAL SYSTEM FOLDER BEFORE RUNNING POWERPOINT.”
  4. User 2 will log onto the network server from his or her workstation and copy the items from step 3 above to his or her local System folder.
  5. User 2 will need to rebuild the desktop on his or her workstation by restarting the machine with both the OPTION and COMMAND keys held down. These keys must be depressed until a message to rebuild the desktop is released. At this point, the keys can be released and OK clicked.
  6. User 2 can NOW log onto the network server to run PowerPoint.
  7. If User 2 attempts to use Graph and receives a message “Sorry, MS Graph could not be started,” User 2 must do the following:
    • Locate Microsoft Graph in the MS-Graph folder on the local drive.
    • Double-click Microsoft Graph to run it.
    • At the alert dialog box, click Yes.
    • Return to PowerPoint and run Graph. The error message should not be generated.

If you have any further questions, call Microsoft Product Support at (206) 635-7145 between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM Pacific time.


Information regarding Microsoft Graph can be obtained by querying on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

graph and start and alert

KBCategory: kbsetup kbnetwork KBSubcategory: Additional reference words: power point powerpt mac ppt new work setup network net installation setting up set powerpt

============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1994.