Powerpoint crashing in BootCamp

On my MacBook Pro I just upgraded to the latest BootCamp 3.2 and boom… my PowerPoint 2010 started crashing every time I tried to edit a document.

I ended up trying a bunch of things – reinstalling Office, reinstalling BootCamp, using Remote Desktop to edit PowerPoint on another machine but… turns out the issue might be related to keyboard drivers so…. if you are having unexplained crashes in PowerPoint and other apps when you try to edit text see if these steps help you

1/ Open Control Panel and select “Change Keyboards or other input methods”

2/ Select “Change keyboards…”

3/ If you only have the “United States (Apple)” keyboard installed then add the “US” option from the list. If you are not in the US select the equivalent default for your country

4/ Click okay lots of times to get back to the desktop, and then start Powerpoint again… and hopefully enjoy a crash-free experience

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3 Responses to “Powerpoint crashing in BootCamp”

  1. Jason Says:

    Extremely helpful! Thank you!

  2. Pras Says:

    Holy crap. That worked!!!!

  3. PJ Says:

    That was great, you saved me a ton of time! Thanks!

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