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Don't ask why. I'm in a weird situation. I need to create a file that seems to be a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation but does not work. The file must look like a file that could be created with PowerPoint so the person that sees it does not understand that it's fake and when he tries to open the file , something does not work and the presentation does not run. Any help would be greatly appreciated cause my situation is very important for me.

P.S. I use Windows 7 but I could have access to other versions of Windows if needed and the file that will be created will be attempted to run in Windows XP. (so you understand that it must NOT run in XP) Also i think i should mention that I'll be creating the file using Microsoft Office 2007 edition and the file will be run by a previous version of that program. (I think 2003 but I'm not sure...).

Thanks in advance your your answers.

asked Mar 29 '11 at 11:53

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edited Jan 14 '13 at 18:34

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Fogarty ♦♦

I know you said not to but why? I can't think of a possible reason to do this. I know how but don't see the reason.

(Mar 29 '11 at 11:56) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Is this for school?

(Mar 29 '11 at 12:08) quark quark's gravatar image

It's related to school. I need you to understand that I'm not lazy or something like that but many things have happened and this is my only choice for now. I don't have the time to do that because i need the presentation tomorrow morning and it's already afternoon. If i had the time i would do the presentation the right way but i don't have any other options. You cannot understand but this is my only way...

Could you please help ?

(Mar 29 '11 at 12:20) Kostas Kostas's gravatar image

Anyone ???

(Mar 29 '11 at 12:50) Kostas Kostas's gravatar image

I don't think that this is what you should be doing but here: use it as you wish...

This download will be up for 30 minutes. Let me know if it is what you wanted.

answered Mar 29 '11 at 12:55

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edited Mar 29 '11 at 13:22

Thanks A LOT !! So can i be sure that it will not work tomorrow ?

(Mar 29 '11 at 12:59) Kostas Kostas's gravatar image

The file was corrupted so it should stay that way. I still don't understand why you want this.

(Mar 29 '11 at 13:01) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Thank you very very much for spending time to help me. I'm curious. How did you do that ?

(Mar 29 '11 at 13:04) Kostas Kostas's gravatar image

I made a blank file in PowerPoint. Then opened the file in notepad and deleted a bunch of the code so that the file is corrupted.

(Mar 29 '11 at 13:05) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Thanks A LOT for your help. You got me out of problems. I really appreciate it...

(Mar 29 '11 at 16:49) Kostas Kostas's gravatar image

no problem

(Mar 29 '11 at 18:16) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I'm wondering if he got out of the assignment or not haha

(Jan 14 '13 at 00:03) iFreakshow iFreakshow's gravatar image
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Let me take a wild stab....

..you slacked off creating a project for class, ran out of time, and needed an icon for a "project file", that looked like a legitimate file, that "mysteriously" doesn't work...to give you some time to "figure out the problem" (A.K.A. finish your project and finally turn it in...)

answered Mar 29 '11 at 17:20

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edited Mar 29 '11 at 17:21

I'm telling your teacher!

answered Mar 29 '11 at 17:24

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Im having a feeling some one is going on the naughty step
Just joking.
Well, if your in a situation like this, I would recommend making a file with the powerpoint ext at the end and then replacing the icon with powerpoint.
This is as much as I am willing to help you.
Anything that happens is as of your own responsibility.

answered Mar 29 '11 at 18:30

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Let's hope your teacher isn't a Gnomie then! So much easier to blame the dog!!!!

answered Apr 28 '12 at 12:27

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Cornelia Cornflake

Why not just get a mp3 fire say "music.mp3" then rename it to "powerpoint.pptx" then it will give a corrupt error or cannot open

answered Apr 28 '12 at 19:42

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Umm, no offence, but this is quite the weird question if you ask me but here's my advice. Create a powerpoint file, but open it in Notepad and just type anything, anywhere and save it. Now when you try and open that file, it should come up as corrupted because you inserted random characters that broke the code and now that computer won't be able to read it properly..

answered Jan 14 '13 at 01:13

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